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Bell's V-22 Osprey celebrates 30th Anniversary
« on: March 28, 2019, 03:28:40 AM »
Bell's V-22 Osprey celebrates 30th Anniversary
by Matthew Watkins
Tuesday, March 19th 2019

https://abc7amarillo.com/news/local/bells-v-22-osprey-celebrates-30th-anniversary

FORT WORTH, Texas (KVII) — During the 30 years since the V-22 Osprey first flew, the tiltrotor aircraft, built by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, and Boeing, has fundamentally changed how the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force operate in combat and support humanitarian operations.

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So far, more than 375 V-22 aircraft have accumulated more than 450,000 flight hours across a spectrum of missions. Soon, the U.S. Navy will begin using a new V-22 variant to deliver personnel and cargo to its aircraft carriers, becoming the latest operator leveraging the aircraft’s unique capabilities.

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