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Air Force 82nd ERQS participates in Exercise Bull Shark 24-2

Story by Senior Airman Olivia Gibson, 406th Air Expeditionary Wing U.S. Air Force 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron collaborated with other U.S. forces, Djiboutian military forces and additional partners during Exercise Bull Shark 24-2 on May 5-6, 2024, on and off the coast of Djibouti. During the semi-annual exercise, which focuses on strengthening partnerships and reinforcing Leer másAir Force 82nd ERQS participates in Exercise Bull Shark 24-2[…]

MV-22B from VMM-268 prepares for MRF-D deployment

Story by 1st Lt. Hannah Venables, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing MARINE CORPS AIR STATION KANEOHE BAY – U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotors from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 268, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), departed yesterday from Marine Corps Base Hawaii for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for Leer másMV-22B from VMM-268 prepares for MRF-D deployment[…]

MV-22B Osprey tiltrotors begin reintegration with 15th MEU

Story by Capt. Brian Tuthill, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The 15th MEU began MV-22B Osprey reintegration training March 21, 2024, transporting a platoon of Marines across Camp Pendleton to regain proficiencies in foundational skills for pilots and infantry Marines. The training was conducted at two sites and involved Leer másMV-22B Osprey tiltrotors begin reintegration with 15th MEU[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Weststar signs for five Leonardo AW139 and one AW609 tiltrotor

Rome, 24/05/2023 – Weststar signs with Leonardo for one AW609 tiltrotor and five more AW139 helicopters at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition – LIMA, where the two companies also celebrated technological development agreements and an important sustainability milestone. Weststar Aviation Services will introduce the Leonardo AW609 tiltrotor in Malaysia through the operation of one Leer másWeststar signs for five Leonardo AW139 and one AW609 tiltrotor[…]

22 fast facts on the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

Bell lists 22 things everyone should know about the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, the world’s first ever tiltrotor aircraft. 1. The Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey is the world’s first successful military tiltrotor to take to the air and the largest active production line for tiltrotors. 2. In March 1989, the V-22 took off for its first flight in Arlington, Texas. Leer más22 fast facts on the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey[…]

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