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V-22 remains ‘most in-demand DOD platform’

V-22 remains ‘most in-demand DOD platform’

In recent years, the Air Force V-22 variant has been the backbone of the combatant commanders’ ongoing mission to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria, according to Marine Corps Col. Matt Kelly. “As we know, over the last two years, ISIS has lost about 95 percent of their territory, and the CV-22 has been a… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 11-Apr-18

Standard Aero signs 20 year agreement with Rolls-Royce for AE1107 engine MRO work

Standard Aero signs 20 year agreement with Rolls-Royce for AE1107 engine MRO work

 StandardAero has signed a 20-year Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Rolls-Royce to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the AE 2100, AE 1107 and T56 Series IV engine models through the year 2038.  The MOA, with a projected value exceeding $15 billion over the twenty year period, designates StandardAero as the primary provider… Read more »

Source: Standard Aero, 10-Apr-18

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Marine Corps Plans to add Weaponry to V-22 Fleet

Marine Corps Plans to add Weaponry to V-22 Fleet

The Marine Corps wants to arm the V-22 Osprey fleet, while the developments of the MUX are underway. They are hoping that by arming the V-22, they will have an aircraft that can provide its own escort protection, as well as have an “all quadrant weapon,” reports Marine Corps Times.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Mar-18

Bell Boeing awarded $103M contract for V-22 Part Repairs

Bell Boeing awarded $103M contract for V-22 Part Repairs

Bell Boeing JPO, California, Maryland, is being awarded $102,822,726 for a modification to definitize delivery order 0012 under a previously awarded contract (N00019-09-D-0008) for repair of various parts on the V-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (80 percent); and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (20 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Mar-18

Rolls-Royce awarded $31M contract for procurement of 14 AE1107C engines for V-22 Ospreys

Rolls-Royce awarded $31M contract for procurement of 14 AE1107C engines for V-22 Ospreys

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded $31,033,604 for modification P00003 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0081) to exercise an option to procure 14 AE1107C engines, 12 for the Navy and two for the Marine Corps, in support of the V-22 Osprey program.  Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Mar-18

Druck awarded $19M contract for procurement of 819 engineering change kits for various platforms including V-22

Druck awarded $19M contract for procurement of 819 engineering change kits for various platforms including V-22

Druck LLC, Billerica, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $19,055,214 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of approximately 819 engineering change kits to upgrade air data test sets in support of H-1, H-3, BQM-34, F-16, BQM-74, T-45, EA-18G, H-53, F/A-18, P-8, C-2, C-130, AV-8B, E-2, H-60, V-22, E-6, C-20, MQ-8, MQ-4, T-44, F-5, T-39, VH-92 platforms… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Mar-18

Bell-Boeing awarded $35M contract for V-22 Support

Bell-Boeing awarded $35M contract for V-22 Support

Bell-Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $34,911,818 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N6134018F0001 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002) in support of the V-22.  This order procures software and hardware upgrades for 28 flight training devices necessary to integrate aircraft software version B 6-01/C 4.01 into 23 Marine Corps MV-22 training devices and software… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Jan-18

Lord Co awarded $27M contract for V-22 Parts Repair

Lord Co awarded $27M contract for V-22 Parts Repair

Lord Co., Erie, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $27,067,123 five-year firm-fixed-price, long-term contract for repair of three items used on the V-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Erie, Pennsylvania, and work is expected to be completed by January 2023.  Working capital funds (Navy) will be obligated as individual task orders are issued and funds… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Jan-18

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Bell-Boeing awarded $57M contract for non-recurring engineering and the retrofit of one MV-22 aircraft in support of the V-22 Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) Program.

Bell-Boeing awarded $57M contract for non-recurring engineering and the retrofit of one MV-22 aircraft in support of the V-22 Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) Program.

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $57,107,283 for not-to-exceed cost-plus-fixed fee modification P00001 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0015) for non-recurring engineering and the retrofit of one MV-22 aircraft in support of the V-22 Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) Program. CC-RAM is an aircraft readiness improvement initiative to modify MV-22 aircraft… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jan-18

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Bell-Boeing awarded $23M contract for flight test and evaluation of V-22

Bell-Boeing awarded $23M contract for flight test and evaluation of V-22

Bell-Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $23,325,145 for cost-plus- fixed-fee delivery order N0001918F5004 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002) in support of the V-22.  This order provides support of ongoing flight test and evaluation of the V-22 test aircraft.  Work will be performed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland (90 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Jan-18

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Bell-Boeing awarded $13M contract for V-22 flight control software updates

Bell-Boeing awarded $13M contract for V-22 flight control software updates

Bell-Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $12,797,722 for cost-plus- fixed-fee delivery order N0001917F1034 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002) in support of the V-22.  This order procures mission management and flight control software updates to cockpit displays that will provide aircrews with more situational awareness and improved flight control during brown-out conditions. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Jan-18

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Bell-Boeing awarded $21M contract for V-22 software sustainment

Bell-Boeing awarded $21M contract for V-22 software sustainment

Bell-Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $20,596,160 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N0001917F1011 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002) in support of the V-22.  This order provides for fleet software sustainment that includes engineering and technical support for the V-22 flight control system and on-aircraft avionics software; flight test planning and coordination of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Jan-18

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Bell-Boeing awarded $20M contract for efforts required for the production and delivery of seven V-22 Lot 23 tilt-rotor aircraft

Bell-Boeing awarded $20M contract for efforts required for the production and delivery of seven V-22 Lot 23 tilt-rotor aircraft

Bell-Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $19,674,000 firm-fixed-price modification P00003 to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0015).  This modification will provide for the acquisition of additional long-lead material and associated efforts required for the production and delivery of seven V-22 Lot 23 tilt-rotor aircraft for the Navy.  Work will be performed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Dec-17

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Bell Boeing awarded $18M contract for V-22 technical analysis, engineering and integration services

Bell Boeing awarded $18M contract for V-22 technical analysis, engineering and integration services

Bell Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded an $18,000,000 indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for technical analysis, engineering and integration services in support of the V-22 aircraft platform.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (50 percent); and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (50 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2022.  No funds will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Dec-17

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EFW awarded $8M contract for V-22 integrated avionics processors

EFW awarded $8M contract for V-22 integrated avionics processors

EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $7,815,783 firm-fixed-price contract for V-22 integrated avionics processors. This was a sole source acquisition using justification 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1). This is a four-year contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Texas and Israel, with an April 30, 2021, performance completion date. Using… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Nov-17

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Teletronics awarded $45M contract for Acquisition of V-22 Data Hardware

Teletronics awarded $45M contract for Acquisition of V-22 Data Hardware

Teletronics, a Curtiss Wright Co., Newtown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $45,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of airborne instrumentation data acquisition hardware and associated repair services to support the Naval Air Systems Command’s Air Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation Department (AIR 5.2).  Hardware includes data acquisition units, solid state recorders, high speed sampling devices, signal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Nov-17

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone. The V-22 Osprey has been continuously deployed since entering service in 2007 with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 15-Nov-17

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V-22 Osprey readiness rate is 48%

V-22 Osprey readiness rate is 48%

The Marine Corps V-22 Osprey’s have been valued at a readiness rate of 48%. The V-22s were deployed ahead of schedule and have been operating for the past ten years. The demand was so high for them that they were being put into the field soon after production, which created a total of 75 different… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Nov-17

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Bell-Boeing awarded $10M contract for V-22 Support Services

Bell-Boeing awarded $10M contract for V-22 Support Services

Bell-Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $10,056,839 for modification P00008 to a previously issued cost-plus-fixed-fee task order 0112, placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006.  This modification provides for field representative and logistics support services in support of the V-22 aircraft for the government of Japan.  Work will be performed at Camp Kisarazu, Japan (85… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-Nov-17

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Bell takes V-22 and three mockups to Dubai Air Show

Bell takes V-22 and three mockups to Dubai Air Show

Bell Helicopter, Textron Aviation Inc., Textron Aviation Defense LLC, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training, all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), will showcase a vast product portfolio at the Dubai Airshow—one of the world’s largest and most important aerospace events. The show takes place November 12-16 at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site. Textron will… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 09-Nov-17

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Macro Industries awarded $28M contract for Protection Systems for V-22

Macro Industries awarded $28M contract for Protection Systems for V-22

Macro Industries,* Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a $28,242,728 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum of 200 sets of panels and hardware for a light-weight floor ballistic protection system for the V-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, and is expected to be completed in December 2022.  No funds will be obligated at… Read more »

Source: US Dod, 29-Sep-17

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Moog Inc awarded $9M contract for Systems development for V-22 program

Moog Inc awarded $9M contract for Systems development for V-22 program

Moog Inc., Elma, New York, is being awarded an $8,725,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design, develop, manufacture, install, calibrate and test a Swashplate Actuator Test system and a Flaperon and Elevator Actuator Test system for the V-22 program.  Work will be performed in Elma, New York (95 percent); and Fleet Readiness Center East, Marine Corps Air… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Sep-17

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Bell-Boeing awarded $18M contract for V-22 cockpit Engine Modification

Bell-Boeing awarded $18M contract for V-22 cockpit Engine Modification

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $17,578,247 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00015 to previously issued delivery order 0090 placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006.  This order provides for non-recurring engineering associated with Phase II of the development of the V-22 cockpit engine health indicator.  Work will be performed at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (46… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Sep-17

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Rolls-Royce awarded $115M contract for Production of AE1107C V-22 Engines

Rolls-Royce awarded $115M contract for Production of AE1107C V-22 Engines

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded a $115,083,696 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of production and spare AE1107C engines in support of the V-22 Osprey.  This contract provides for the procurement of 56 V-22 AE1107C engines, including 36 production engines for the Marine Corps, and 16 production and 4 spare engines for the government… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Sep-17

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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $38M contract for V-22 Generator Repairs

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $38M contract for V-22 Generator Repairs

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Illinois, is being awarded $38,223,326 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7015 under a previously awarded long-term contract (N00383-12-D-011N) for the repair of the constant frequency generator used on the V-22 aircraft in support of both MV-22 (Marines) and CV-22 (Air Force).  Work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and work is expected… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-Sep-17

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Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 Delivery

Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 Delivery

Bell-Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $7,671,686 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification 11 to deliver order 0096 under previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006 in support of the V-22 aircraft.  This modification provides for the procurement of Marine Corps MV-22 integrated aircraft survivability equipment and Air Force CV-22 directional infrared counter measures, advanced mission computer kits, validation/verification… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Sep-17

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Bell Boeing awarded $32M contract for V-22 Repairs

Bell Boeing awarded $32M contract for V-22 Repairs

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded $31,980,025 for delivery order 7014 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity basic contract (N00383-16-D-951N) for repair of various parts on the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (80 percent); and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (20 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by December 2018. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Aug-17

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Honeywell International awarded $9M contract for delivery for V-22 aircraft side air panel assemblies

Honeywell International awarded $9M contract for delivery for V-22 aircraft side air panel assemblies

Honeywell International Inc., Torrance, California, has been awarded a maximum $9,323,719 firm-fixed-price delivery order (THB2) against a three-year contract (SPE4AX-14-D-9406) for V-22 aircraft side air panel assemblies. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). Location of performance is California, with a March 30, 2019, performance completion date. Using military service is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Jul-17

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US Navy appoints new Program Manager for V-22 Joint Program Office

US Navy appoints new Program Manager for V-22 Joint Program Office

Marine Corps Col. Matthew Kelly took command of the V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) July 5 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Kelly took over the leadership responsibilities for the PMA-275 from Marine Corps Col. Dan Robinson, who has served as the program manager since 2013. Kelly, who previously served as the MV-22 military lead… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 11-Jul-17

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Triumph Agreement with Boeing Extends Support for V-22

Triumph Agreement with Boeing Extends Support for V-22

Triumph (NYSE:TGI) announced they have been selected by Boeing to support the V-22 Osprey Multiyear 3 contract, once approved. The contract is expected to be negotiated before the end of 2017 between  and the . The agreement extends the statement of work Triumph currently has on the V-22 Multiyear 2 contract, and also reinstates work that was… Read more »

Source: Triumph Group, 12-Jun-17

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Bell-Boeing awarded $7M contract for Designing and Developing VSLED for V-22

Bell-Boeing awarded $7M contract for Designing and Developing VSLED for V-22

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $7,378,057 for cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order 0002 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-13-G-0010).  This order provides for the design and development of the Midwing Avionics Obsolescence Vibration Structural Life and Engine Diagnostic (VSLED) operational test program set, as well as the production of three… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Jun-17

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Raytheon awarded $9M contract for Delivery of Part for V-22 and H-53

Raytheon awarded $9M contract for Delivery of Part for V-22 and H-53

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $9,088,102 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7000 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-17-G-AE01) for seven different part numbers with various quantities of in support of the V-22 and H-53 aircraft.  Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and work is expected to be completed by June 2018…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Jun-17

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Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 proprotor blade work

Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 proprotor blade work

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $7,708,381 for cost-plus- fixed-fee delivery order N0001917F1034 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002) in support of the V-22.  This order provides for the non-recurring engineering and testing for the expansion of the Nickle Cap on the proprotor blades to extend the life and increase readiness… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jun-17

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Bell to fly V-280 Valor Tilt-Rotor in September

Bell to fly V-280 Valor Tilt-Rotor in September

Bell’s new V-280 Valor tilt-rotor prototype is 95% complete and the company expects its first flight to be in September. The prototype was made for the US Army’s joint-multirole demonstrator programme, reports Star Telegram. The V-280 differs from the V-22 tilt-rotor, as the company decided to take the “lessons learned” from the V-22 and applied… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-17

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Chinese Tilt Rotor Development

Chinese Tilt Rotor Development

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) are developing a tilt-rotor, called the Blue Whale, which will be able to fly at speeds of 500 km/h. The Blue Whale will be the equivalent of the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, reports IHS Jane.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-17

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US Marines Want Armed Drone ASAP to Escort V-22 Osprey

US Marines Want Armed Drone ASAP to Escort V-22 Osprey

The US Marines hope that when their V-22 Ospreys are airborne in 10 years, they will be escorted by a high-speed armed drone. The drone project, MUX (MAGTF Unmanned eXpeditionary) will be used as a temporary solution, until the FVL (Future Vertical Lift) project can take flight, replacing present helicopters with faster, manned VTOL aircraft…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Dec-16

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Cobham Contracted to Develop Aerial Refueling Kit for V-22

Cobham Contracted to Develop Aerial Refueling Kit for V-22

Known as V-22 Aerial Refueling System (VARS), the system will utilize Cobham’s existing FR300 Hose Drum Unit with some modifications.  The roll-on/roll-off kit will enable the Marines to use their land- and carrier-based MV-22B aircraft to refuel F-35B Lightning II and F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, thereby extending their operational range and loiter times. Design and production… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 15-Nov-16

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V-22 Workload for Bell, after layoffs

V-22 Workload for Bell, after layoffs

Bell is happy to report that although five staff members were let go recently due to market flux, their Amarillo facility is still the “centre of excellence for military aircraft assembly.” They are currently producing 20 V-22 a year, with officials stating that they are good on budget and ahead of schedule. They had a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-16

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Bell Boeing awarded $80M delivery order for V-22 work

Bell Boeing awarded $80M delivery order for V-22 work

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded $80,250,156 for modification of delivery order 0006 under a previously awarded contract (N00019-09-D-0008) for repair of various parts on the V-22 aircraft.  This is the final year of performance on a five-year, no option performance based logistics contract.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Aug-16

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V-22 flies with 3D printed, safety-critical parts

V-22 flies with 3D printed, safety-critical parts

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) marked its first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing (AM) techniques, July 29. An MV-22B Osprey completed a test flight outfitted with a titanium, 3-D printed link and fitting assembly for the engine nacelle. This link and fitting assembly is one of four… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 08-Aug-16

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Seyer Industries awarded $27M V-22 support contract

Seyer Industries awarded $27M V-22 support contract

Seyer Industries Inc.,* St. Peters, Missouri, is being awarded a $27,316,194 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide support equipment for the V-22 in support of the Navy and Air Force. Parts to be procured include support equipment, spare parts and assorted adapters, kits and assemblies. Work will be performed at St. Peters, Missouri, and is expected… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jul-16

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Boeing awarded $9.5M contract for V-22 Flight Training Device for Japan

Boeing awarded $9.5M contract for V-22 Flight Training Device for Japan

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $9,561,182 for modification P00010 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-12-C-0033) for the procurement of one MV-22 TiltrotorContainerized Flight Training Device for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Virginia (90 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (8… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jul-16

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Royal Australian Navy hosts first MV-22 Osprey sea trials

Royal Australian Navy hosts first MV-22 Osprey sea trials

HMAS Canberra has successfully landed a United States Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on its flight deck for the very first time. The trial was conducted as part of the Sea Phase for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 off the north east coast of Hawaii. Commander Air, HMAS Canberra, Commander Adrian… Read more »

Source: RAN, 22-Jul-16

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Four MV-22 Ospreys to be built for Japan

Four MV-22 Ospreys to be built for Japan

The following statement from the US Dept of Defense yesterday indicates that four MV-22 Ospreys are to be built for Japan, with the wording carefully crafted due to the way that the Far Eastern country had regarded their defence operations since 1954 – for example, they use “Air Self-Defence Force” in place of “Air Force”… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jul-16

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Bell-Boeing wins $74M order for one V-22 for US Navy

Bell-Boeing wins $74M order for one V-22 for US Navy

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $73,939,536 for modification P00053 to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target multi-year contract (N00019-12-C-2001).  This modification provides for the manufacture and delivery of one CV-22 tilt rotor aircraft for the Air Force pursuant to the variation in quantity clause.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Jul-16

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Bell announces Farnborough showcase

Bell announces Farnborough showcase

Bell have announced that they will Helicopter will showcase the Bell 407GXP at Farnborough Air Show, which opens next Monday in the UK.  The aircraft was shown this last weekend at Heli UK Expo, and is pending delivery to Topflight Helicopters – an order announced earlier this year at the HAI Heli Expo in Louisville. … Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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V-22 being tested as fixed-wing replacement for US Navy vertrep work

V-22 being tested as fixed-wing replacement for US Navy vertrep work

In preparation for the planned replacement of the C-2 Greyhound, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) received a V-22 Osprey from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 for landings and takeoffs, June 12. The V-22 is being tested and evaluated as it is scheduled to become the singular logistics platform on an aircraft carrier… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 22-Jun-16

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MV-22 air-to-air refueling role confirmed

MV-22 air-to-air refueling role confirmed

At the end of last week, the US Dept of Defense confirmed a $58.7M delivery order for non-recurring engineering and logistics services in support of the development and integration of the V-22 aerial refueling system for the MV-22.  Work will be predominantly be performed in Davenport, Iowa and Boeing’s plant at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-16

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Parker Hannifin awarded $8.5M more for V-22 aircraft heat stack assemblies

Parker Hannifin awarded $8.5M more for V-22 aircraft heat stack assemblies

Parker Hannifin Corp., Irvine, California, has been awarded a maximum $8,537,278 modification (P00071) to a five-year base contract (SPE4AX-14-D-9413), with one five-year option period for V-22 aircraft heat stack assemblies. This is a firm-fixed-price, requirements contract. Location of performance is California, with a July 31, 2019, performance completion date. Using military service is Air Force…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-May-16

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Bell-Boeing awarded a further $55M for V-22 repairs

Bell-Boeing awarded a further $55M for V-22 repairs

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded $55,000,000 for modification of delivery order 0006 to previously awarded contract N00019-09-D-0008 for the repair of various parts on the V-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (80 percent); and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (20 percent), and will be completed by December 2017. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Apr-16

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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $8.7M for V-22 computer frequency generator repair

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $8.7M for V-22 computer frequency generator repair

Hamilton Sundstrand, Rockford, Illinois, is being awarded $8,696,829 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7011 under a previously awarded long-term contract (N00383-12-D-011N) for the repair of the computer frequency generator used on the V-22 aircraft in support of both MV-22 (Marines) and CV-22 (Air Force).  Work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and is expected to be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Apr-16

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Bell-Boeing awarded $151M to develop the CMV-22B Osprey variant

Bell-Boeing awarded $151M to develop the CMV-22B Osprey variant

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $151,274,907 for cost-plus- fixed-fee order 0130 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for non-recurring engineering services associated with the development of the capability for the Navy variant of the V-22 (CMV-22B) to perform the carrier on-board delivery mission.  The capability being added to the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-16

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Bell-Boeing awarded $14M for CV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment

Bell-Boeing awarded $14M for CV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $14,485,959 for cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to delivery order 0096 previously issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006 in support of the V-22 aircraft.  This modification provides for the procurement of nonrecurring engineering in support of the CV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment (IASE) joint urgent operational need effort… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-16

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Tiltrotor documentary re-released at lower price

Tiltrotor documentary re-released at lower price

The world’s first independent tiltrotor (or tilt rotor) development documentary, Tiltrotor and The Future, is newly available for “download to own” delivery at an unprecedented low price exclusively from http://aeronauticpictures.com/buy/download/v-22-osprey-documentary/ The first of its kind hour-long film was originally released in 1987, before the now operational and controversial V-22 Osprey had ever flown. The aviation… Read more »

Source: Aeronautic Pictures, 29-Feb-16

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Bell-Boeing awarded $8.3M order for MV-22 TCAS

Bell-Boeing awarded $8.3M order for MV-22 TCAS

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $8,332,880 for cost-plus- fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order 0113 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the MV-22.  This order is for the non-recurring engineering efforts to retrofit the MV-22 with the Traffic Collision Avoidance System.  Work will be performed at Ridley Park,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Feb-16

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Rolls-Royce awarded $117M order for 50 AE1107C engines for V-22

Rolls-Royce awarded $117M order for 50 AE1107C engines for V-22

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded a $117,748,728 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0007) to exercise an option to procure 50 AE1107C engines and associated spares in support of the MV-22 aircraft for the Marine Corps (38) and the government of Japan (12).  Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Feb-16

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MV-22 proves firefighting capability in Cal Fire exercise

MV-22 proves firefighting capability in Cal Fire exercise

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 supported the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) in a fire fighting exercise aboard Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base, California, Feb. 11.  The Marines with VMM-165 flew out to Diamond Valley Lake on Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base in an MV-22B Osprey to perform bucket dips… Read more »

Source: USMC, 15-Feb-16

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Bell-Boeing awarded $15M order for V-22 survivability equipment

Bell-Boeing awarded $15M order for V-22 survivability equipment

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $15,194,706 modification to previously issued delivery order 0096 placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006 to exercise an option for integrated aircraft survivability equipment 24 A-kits for MV-22 aircraft to meet the joint urgent operational need in support of the Marine Corps.  Work will be performed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Feb-16

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Bell-Boeing awarded $20M more on V-22 flight test contract

Bell-Boeing awarded $20M more on V-22 flight test contract

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $20,809,451 cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to a previously issued delivery order (0122) placed against a basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the MV-22.  This modification exercises an option for flight test sustainment support including test planning and execution, flight clearances, and technical reviews. Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jan-16

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Bell-Boeing awarded $11M more on V-22 training device contract

Bell-Boeing awarded $11M more on V-22 training device contract

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded an $11,314,491 cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to a previously issued delivery order (0090) placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006.  This modification to exercise options for common software support for the MV/CV-22, and training and training device support for the MV-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed at Philadelphia,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jan-16

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M-1 Support Services win $12M contract option for helicopter support at Kirtland AFB

M-1 Support Services win $12M contract option for helicopter support at Kirtland AFB

M-1 Support Services LP; Denton, Texas, has been awarded an estimated $12,028,752 modification (P00008) to exercise an option to previously awarded contract FA3002-15-C-0004. Contractor will provide aircrew and maintenance services for the CV-22 aircraft, UH-1N and HH-60G helicopters, associated engines, and mission support equipment of the 58th Maintenance Group. Work will be performed at Kirtland… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jan-16

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Special Ops V-22 maintainers win 2015 Maintenance Excellence award

Special Ops V-22 maintainers win 2015 Maintenance Excellence award

The Department of Defense named the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron the 2015 winner of the Phoenix Award for Maintenance Excellence, during this year’s secretary of defense awards ceremony held Dec. 8. The Phoenix Award is presented annually to designate the single best maintenance unit out of that year’s six Secretary of Defense Field-Level… Read more »

Source: U S Air Force, 14-Dec-15

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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $9M delivery order for V-22 frequency generator work

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $9M delivery order for V-22 frequency generator work

Hamilton Sundstrand, Rockford, Illinois, is being awarded $8,974,879 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7010 under previously awarded long-term contract N00383-12-D-011N for repair of the constant frequency generator used on the V-22 aircraft in support of both MV-22 (Marines), and CV-22 (Air Force). Work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and is expected to be completed by… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Nov-15

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V-22 to be tested with French Aircraft Carrier

V-22 to be tested with French Aircraft Carrier

On September 28, 2015, the French Navy Naval Aviation Practical Experimentation Center (centre d’expérimentations pratiques de l’aéronautique navale – CEPA) validated during a closing conference the interoperability between Mistral class LHDs and the Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft. See Full Story

Source: Navy Recognition, 09-Nov-15

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USAF CV-22 crew win top award

USAF CV-22 crew win top award

The Cannon military flying community, leaders, family and local supporters gathered in Hanger 196 to recognize a group of heroes who risked their lives in combat late last year to save the lives of others, Oct. 16. Capt. Jonathan Seagle, Capt. John Vandenbemden, Staff Sgt. Spencer Seymore and Staff Sgt. Daniel Teel, members of the… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 28-Oct-15

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US National Defense Authorization Act expected to approve $2.8 Billion for Bell military programs

US National Defense Authorization Act expected to approve $2.8 Billion for Bell military programs

The first National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to be passed during U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee is headed to the Senate for approval and then to the President’s desk. The bill includes funding for Sheppard Air Force Base, the Pantex Plant, and the V-22 Osprey program at Bell… Read more »

Source: Congressman Thornberry, 06-Oct-15

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France completes testing of V-22 on Helicopter Landing Deck

France completes testing of V-22 on Helicopter Landing Deck

On September 28, 2015, CEPA ( centre d’expérimentations pratiques et de réception de l’aéronautique navale – the Centre for Practical Experimentation and reception) held the closing conference regarding the interoperability between BPCs (bâtiment de projection et de commandement – protection and command vessel) and the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aboard the French Navy command ship Dixmude. This… Read more »

Source: French Navy, 01-Oct-15

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Bell-Boeing awarded $20.8M for MV-22B Block C work

Bell-Boeing awarded $20.8M for MV-22B Block C work

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $20,879,917 for cost-plus- fixed-fee delivery order 0112 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the MV-22.  This order provides for non-recurring efforts for the development, qualification test, integration, airworthiness substantiation, flight test demonstration and validation/verification of the unique configuration into MV-22B Block… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Sep-15

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Bell-Boeing awarded $19.8M for MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment

Bell-Boeing awarded $19.8M for MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $19,828,419 for cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to delivery order 0096 previously issued against a basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22.  This modification provides for the procurement of additional nonrecurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment (IASE) universal urgent needs effort… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

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Bristol awarded $14M contract for corrosion control hangar at MCAS Cherry Point

Bristol awarded $14M contract for corrosion control hangar at MCAS Cherry Point

Bristol Engineering Service Corp.,* Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $14,982,443 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a Type A high bay corrosion control hanger at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.  The hangar will have an access apron to support local implementation of the integrated maintenance concept/plan for H-1 and MV-22 series aircraft.  Construction includes… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Aug-15

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Bell-Boeing awarded $64M contract for V-22 parts

Bell-Boeing awarded $64M contract for V-22 parts

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded a $64,227,368 contract modification to a previous basic contract (N00019-09-D-0008) for various repair parts for the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (80 percent); and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (20 percent), and will be completed by December 2017. No funds will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Aug-15

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HMM-165 celebrates 50 years of aviation

HMM-165 celebrates 50 years of aviation

Marines pride themselves on being willing to take the fight to the enemy in any clime and place, but will never complain about getting a lift. Since the introduction of helicopter squadrons in military operations, Marines have been able to go farther and faster to protect America’s interests. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-165 is one such… Read more »

Source: USMC, 20-Jul-15

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Bell-Boeing awarded $332M contract for five MV-22s for Japan

Bell-Boeing awarded $332M contract for five MV-22s for Japan

Bell Boeing, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter, a Textron [NYSE: TXT] company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], was awarded a U.S. Navy contract today for five Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to be delivered to Japan, marking the first sale of the aircraft through the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program. The contract for… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-Jul-15

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Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $10M modification for MV-22 aux fuel contract

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $10M modification for MV-22 aux fuel contract

Robertson Fuel Systems, LLC, Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded a $10,002,302 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0097) to exercise an option for the procurement of one Mission Auxiliary Fuel Tank Systems (MATS); 11 MATS middle accessory hardware packages; and four MATS rapid ground refueling forward tank packages for the MV-22 Osprey aircraft. Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Jun-15

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Bell and Boeing expect 100 more V-22 sales

Bell and Boeing expect 100 more V-22 sales

Boeing Co and BELL Helicopter, makers of the V-22 Osprey, say more countries are interested in buying the tiltrotor aircraft, with another 100 sales possible in coming years. See Full Story.

Source: Reuters, 18-Jun-15

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