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US Navy Future Vertical Lift (Maritime Strike) completes Gate 2 R3B

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. — The Navy’s Future Vertical Lift (Maritime Strike) (FVL (MS)) program recently completed its Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), culminating in a Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO) for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities (N9) “Gate 2” Resources and Requirements Review Board (R3B). The board unanimously endorsed the results of Leer másUS Navy Future Vertical Lift (Maritime Strike) completes Gate 2 R3B[…]

NAVAIR FRCE receives the 2024 SECNAV Environmental Award

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — The Office of the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) recently recognized Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) for its continued commitment to environmental stewardship, awarding the command the 2024 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Award for Sustainability in the Industrial Installation category. SECNAV Environmental Awards recognize installations, teams Leer másNAVAIR FRCE receives the 2024 SECNAV Environmental Award[…]

Navy announces CMV-22B Osprey tiltrotor return to flight status

March 8, 2024 — The U.S. Navy returned its CMV-22B Osprey fleet to flight status March 8, 2024, following NAVAIR’s announcement that issued clearance for the V-22 Osprey to fly. The Navy is implementing a deliberate, multi-phased, conditions-based approach that will prioritize safety during the CMV-22B Osprey return to flight. Starting immediately, Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Leer másNavy announces CMV-22B Osprey tiltrotor return to flight status[…]

NAVAIR returns the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor to flight status

Naval Air System, PAX River. — NAVAIR returns the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor to flight, this status is effective from March 8, 2024 at 7 a.m. EST. Naval Air Systems Command is issuing the flight clearance for the V-22 Osprey that lifting its grounding status. This decision follows a meticulous and data-driven approach prioritizing the safety Leer másNAVAIR returns the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor to flight status[…]

CH-53E Super Stallion Mission Data Extender (MDE)

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, MD. — The Mission Data Extender team (MDE) installed on CH-53E Super Stallion heavy lift helicopter is breaking new ground for naval aviation. In December 2023, H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters Program Office (PMA-261) started installation of a first-ever fully integrated, hard-mounted commercial off-the-shelf tablet functioning as a primary mission display on Leer másCH-53E Super Stallion Mission Data Extender (MDE)[…]

United States Naval Test Pilot School graduates Class 163

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, Patuxent River, Md. — The United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) held a graduation ceremony for Class 163 on December 14, 2023. 28 students successfully completed the intense 11-month course of instruction and received their designations as Engineering Test Pilots, Engineering Test Flight Officers, and Test Project Engineer. U.S. Army Leer másUnited States Naval Test Pilot School graduates Class 163[…]

NAVAIR grounds V-22 Osprey tiltrotor fleet

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Out of an abundance of caution and following the AFSOC operational stand down, NAVAIR grounds the V-22 Osprey. The grounding bulletin is efective for all V-22 Osprey tiltrotor variants. December 6, 2023. This decision comes after the V-22 Osprey mishap on Nov. 29, off the shore of Yakushima, Japan. Leer másNAVAIR grounds V-22 Osprey tiltrotor fleet[…]

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