AE 1107C engines reach 1 million flight-hours
Posted on 12 Nov 2019 and read 1008 times
Taking tilt-rotor operations to new heights, Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines (www.rolls-royce.com
) have exceeded 1 million flight-hours on the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, which is the world’s only production tilt-rotor aircraft.
Josh Lash, vice-president of US Marine Corps/US Coast Guard customer business, said: “The V-22 remains one of the most sought-after capabilities in the Department of Defense, as seen in this monumental milestone.
"Since inception, it has been a game-changing platform that provides tremendous capability to the Marine Corps and US Air Force Special Operations Command.
"Rolls-Royce takes great pride in powering this revolutionary aircraft and remains committed to providing superior service and support to the Marines and Air Commandos that fly and maintain them.”
More than 375 Ospreys — including the US Air Force CV-22 and the US Marine Corps MV-22 — logged the flight-hours for this impressive achievement.