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V-22 Osprey: tests accomplished, bound for mass-production
Washington, USA - The announcement for the manufacturing is awaited in September after 750 h trials in all operational conditions
Operational tests for the Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey military tilt-rotor were accomplished after 750 hours flying in all weather and environmental conditions, with aerial refuelling trials and activities at the maximum speed (255 knots). Bell proves satisfied about what it has been able to do so far, as only the go-ahead for the mass-production remains now, a green light which is likely to be notified...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency