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One Million Flight Hours for the AE 1107C Engine, 22-Oct-19 : #Osprey The Rolls-Royce T406 / AE 1107C engines which powers the 375 Bell/Boeing MV-22B and CV-22B Ospreys of the US Marine Corps and US Air Force have achieved one million flight hours since introduction in late 1986

V-22 Osprey Fleet Surpasses 500,000 Flight Hours, 07-Oct-19 : #Osprey The Bell/Boeing V-22 tilt-rotor fleet reached the half million flight hours milestone. More than 375 were delivered to the USAF Special Operations Command (CV-22) and the Marines (MV-22). The US Navy will receive the CMV-22 next year

Wasp Amphibious Ready Group in the East China Sea, 18-Sep-19 : #Marines US Marine Corps’ 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31 MEU) and MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotors from VMM-265 (Reinforced) attached to the USS Wasp (LHD 1) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed amphibious shipping training in the Philippine and East China Seas

Color Helmet Mounted Display for CV-22 Osprey, 12-Aug-19 : #Helmet Elbit Systems of America, part of Elbit Systems, received contract to supply components for the Color Helmet Mounted Display System of the U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor

Boeing Invest $115 Million in V-22 Facility Renovation, 01-Aug-19 : #V22production Boeing investment accommodates all V-22 fuselage production and MV-22 modification program. Allows Ospreys to be delivered with higher quality, efficiency and improved safety. Interior and exterior improvements for the V-22 production facility increase energy efficiency and incorporate key safety and environmental provisions. The renovated factory includes new wash/de-paint and final paint booths to support a MV-22 modification program

Air Assault Company of a Marine Expeditionary Unit, 30-Jul-19 : #AirAssault A review of the Air Assault Company part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) deployed aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) for exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 in the Coral Sea off the Australian coast

USAF Activates New Osprey Squadron in Japan, 18-Jul-19 : #SpecialOperations The USAF has re-activated two Special Operations Squadrons in Japan that will operate and maintain the CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor, the 21st SOS at Kadena AFB and the 753rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Yokota AFB. Both part of the 353rd Special Operations Group

Osprey Test Aircraft Retired to Museum, 13-Jul-19 : #Osprey MV-22 Osprey prototype number 8, an Engineering Manufacturing Development (EMD) aircraft nicknamed “Eight-Ball”, was retired to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, Maryland after spending 20 years in the evaluation and test squadron

V-22 Special Mission Aviator Ramp Trainer by Bluedrop, 29-May-19 : Bluedrop to develop a next-generation Special Mission Aviator Ramp Trainer (SMART) for the V-22 Osprey. The Canadian company already developed one SMART for the Boeing CH-47 Chinook

First CV-22 Flying Crew Chief Program, 06-May-19 : #Osprey US Air Force’ Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 752d SOAMXS based at Mildenhall, UK held a ceremony to celebrate the first CV-22B Osprey flying crew chief program

Marines VMM-268 Ospreys in Trans-Pacific Flight, 06-May-19 : #TransPacific Four MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron VMM-268 completed a trans-Pacific flight from Okinawa, Japan to MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii air-refueling from KC-130J Hercules

USAF Osprey Deployed to Romania, 08-Apr-19 : US Air Force’ 7th Special Operation Squadron (7th SOS) based at RAF Mildenhall, UK deployed its CV-22B Ospreys to Bacau, Romania for training with the Romanian Special Operation Forces

Three Decades with the V-22 Osprey, 19-Mar-19 : #Osprey Since first flight in 1989, the world’s first production tiltrotor delivers capabilities that no other aircraft can match. So far, more than 375 Bell/Boeing V-22 delivered to USMC and USAF have accumulated more than 450,000 flight hours.

Night External Lifting Training with Osprey, 21-Jan-19 : #NightLanding Marines with the Landing Support Company of 3rd Marine Logistics Group (3rd MLG) conducted external lift training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan using VMM-265’ MV-22B Osprey aircraft

Bell Boeing Awarded Contract for First CMV-22B, 02-Jan-19 : #CMV22B Bell Boeing awarded contract for 3 CMV-22B for the US Navy carrier onboard delivery (COD) mission to be delivered by October 2023. Part of $4 billion order for 39 Ospreys announced last June

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