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V-22 fleet logs 500,000 flight hours

9th October 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Bell-Boeing V-22 tiltrotor programme has reached a new milestone, with the fleet logging a combined 500,000 flight hours.

More than 375 Ospreys are flying in service with the US Air Force (CV-22) and the US Marine Corps (MV-22).

The aircraft has been in service with US forces since 2007, with a third variant, the CMV-22, scheduled to join the US Navy fleet in 2020.

Col Matthew Kelly, USMC, V-22 Joint Program Manager, said: ‘The V-22 provides unmatched capability for the US Marines and US Air Force Special Operations Command. The platform’s influence on our nation’s defence is seen through its extensive operational and humanitarian impact across the globe.’

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