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AFA 2012: AFSOC works to solve CV-22 engine issues

18th September 2012 - 22:19 GMT | by Tony Skinner in National Harbor

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The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is working on a number of measures to prevent the fine Afghan sand from damaging the engine on the CV-22 tiltrotor.

Speaking at the Air Force Association's Air & Space conference on 18 September, AFSOC commander Lt Gen Eric Fiel, confirmed the force was still getting a lower ‘time on wing’ than expected with the Rolls Royce AE 1107C engines due to the talcum powder-like dust in Afghanistan.

‘What we finding is when the aircraft goes into conversion mode and lands, first it goes into a brownout and you can’t see anything.

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