The company stated that the aircraft would soon be available for purchase by the Australian government. According to the company, the T-7A is intended to train future pilots for the F/A-18F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, and F-35A aircraft in Australia. Boeing recently lost the Malaysia tender against Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) TA-50 trainer aircraft.
According to Boeing, the single-engine jet trainer has a digital open architecture and a reconfigurable cockpit. The United States Air Force (USAF) will also use the aircraft as advanced training in the T-X programme to replace the T-38 Talon. In the T-7A programme, Boeing partners with Saab of Sweden.