KAI, Korea Aerospace Industries T-50 / FA-50 Golden Eagle

Trainer / Ground Attack Aircraft

KAI T-50 Golden Eagle © Dmitriy Pichugin
Photo ©: Dmitriy Pichugin (Photos at airliners.net)
The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle is a single-engine two-seat supersonic jet trainer aircraft produced by the South Korean manufacturer KAI, Korea Aerospace Industries, developed together with the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The KAI FA-50 is a ground-attack aircraft variant.
The T-50 design based partial on the General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin F-16.
Propulsion1 Turbofan Engine
Engine ModelGeneral Electric F404-102
Engine Power
dry/with Afterburner
53,1 / 79,1 kN11937 / 17782 lbf
Speed1715 km/h926 kts
  1066 mph
Service Ceiling14.630 m48.000 ft
Range1.852 km1.000 NM
1.151 mi.
Empty Weight6.263 kg13.808 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight11.975 kg26.400 lbs
Wing Span9,17 m30,1 ft
Length12,98 m42,6 ft
Height4,78 m15,7 ft
First Flight20. Aug. 2002
Production Statusin production
Developed fromGeneral-Dynamics/Lockheed F-16
VariantsT-50, T-50B, TA-50, FA-50