Post sponsored by the Toronto Jobs
The V-22 fleet built by Bell Textron Inc and Boeing has exceeded the milestone of 500,000 flight hours including the CV-22 of the United States Air Force and the MV-22 of the United States Marine Corps.
United States Marine Corps Colonel Matthew Kelly, Director of the V-22 Joint Program, said “The V-22 provides unmatched capacity for Marines and the Air Force Special Operations Command of U.S. The influence of the platform in the defense of our nation is seen through its extensive operational and humanitarian impact throughout the world. ”
The V-22 Osprey is the only tiltrotor production aircraft in the world, allowing the military to carry out various missions in the most difficult operating environments. More recently, the aircraft was deployed to assist in relief efforts in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.
Bell Boeing supports the preparation for the V-22 through a comprehensive maintenance effort that includes maintenance, training, on-site field representatives and data analysis. Bell Boeing is also working with the V-22 program office in several efforts to improve preparation for the V-22. It is expected that the program of preparation and modernization of the common configuration of the marines (CC-RAM), the modification plan to reduce the configuration of the Air Force and the improvements in the wiring and the structure of the gondola increase the preparation of the fleet of the V-22.
Chris Gehler, vice president of Bell V-22 and deputy director of the Bell Boeing program, says
“The V-22 is one of the most demanded platforms in the Department of Defense. This achievement is a great testimony for the Marines and Air Commands that operate this platform in all environments ”
Since 2007, the V-22 has continuously served the Marines and the Navy, as well as the Special Operations of the Air Force. A third variant, the CMV-22, is scheduled to join the U.S. Navy fleet in 2020.