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    NEWS | Bell V-22 Osprey in Boeing Helicopters
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    Boeing Completed First CC-RAM Osprey Upgrade


    The Boeing Philadelphia facility completed first Common Configuration Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) upgrade of a MV-22B Osprey for the US Marine Corps

    * Upgrading Block “B” to the current Block “C” reduces configuration types to streamline maintenance and repairs


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    Boeing Completed First CC-RAM Osprey Upgrade


    Boeing, December 10, 2019 - PHILADELPHIA — Boeing and Bell Textron Inc have delivered the first modified MV-22 Osprey to the United States Marine Corps for improved readiness and reliability of the tiltrotor fleet.

    The Marines have multiple configurations of the MV-22 aircraft in service. Under the Common Configuration – Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) program, Bell Boeing is reducing the number of configurations by upgrading block “B” aircraft to the current block “C” configuration.

    “Our first CC-RAM aircraft returning to Marine Corps Air Station New River was a key program benchmark,” said U.S. Marine Corps Col. Matthew Kelly, program manager, V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275). “We are excited to see the capability, commonality and readiness improvements these CC-RAM aircraft bring to the fleet as part of the Marine Corps’ V-22 readiness program.”

    As a block “B” configuration, this MV-22 was originally delivered to the fleet in 2005. In 2018, the aircraft flew from Marine Corps Air Station New River to the Boeing Philadelphia facility for modernization.

    “This milestone marks the beginning of an Osprey evolution,” said Kristin Houston, vice president, Boeing Tiltrotor Programs and director, Bell Boeing V-22 Program. “Through a shared focus on safety and quality, the Bell Boeing team is delivering modernized MV-22 aircraft that are ready to serve our dedicated servicemen and women who rely on this essential aviation resource.”

    The next CC-RAM delivery is expected in early 2020.

    “We look forward to having the remaining MV-22 block “B” aircraft rejoin the fleet in a block “C” configuration,” said Kelly.

    In November 2019, the U.S. Navy awarded Bell Boeing $146,039,547 to upgrade nine additional MV-22 aircraft under the CC-RAM program, with work expected to be completed in March 2022.

    Aircraft mentioned in this article :
    Bell MV-22B Osprey 165948     ( US Marine Corps )

    This article is listed in :
    Bell V-22 Osprey in Boeing Helicopters
    See also USMC MV-22 Ospreys CC-RAM Program

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