V-22 Osprey team embarks on modifications

V-22 Osprey team embarks on modifications

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey team is embarking on a modification effort with the US Marine Corps that will improve readiness and reliability of the fleet of tiltrotor aircraft

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey team is embarking on a modification effort with the US Marine Corps that will improve readiness and reliability of the fleet of tiltrotor aircraft. The Bell Boeing Joint Program Office has been awarded a $69,668,099 modification to a previously awarded contract. Bell Boeing will modify three existing MV-22 aircraft in support of the V-22 Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) Program.

In January, the first MV-22 to be modified arrived at Boeing’s Philadelphia facility, where the majority of the work will be completed. Additional work will also be completed at the Bell facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Two additional aircraft will arrive within the next year.

“The CC-RAM program is the cornerstone for MV-22 long term sustainment and affordability. We look forward to the supportability benefits this program will provide as the MV-22 continues to effectively deliver Marines into and out of harm’s way,” said US Marine Corps Col. Matthew Kelly, V-22 Joint Program Manager.

“Our team is ready to take the MV-22 program into the future,” said Kristin Houston, Vice-President, Boeing Tiltrotor Programs and Program Director, Bell Boeing V-22 Program. “Our integrated approach to managing CC-RAM will extend V-22 service life for the Marines and provide modernized technical capabilities to dedicated servicemen and women around the world.”