The V-22 Osprey is a joint service multirole combat aircraft utilizing tiltrotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. With its rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, it can convert to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight. This combination results in global reach capabilities that allow the V-22 to fill an operational niche unlike any other aircraft.
Optimizing readiness of the Osprey fleet around the globe is one of Boeing’s many missions. From performance-based logistics contracting and integrated fleet support to vertical lift maintenance, modifications and repairs, Boeing provides a broad spectrum of innovative products and services which directly support and enhance capabilities while reducing total cost of ownership. These award-winning services range from transactional spares to complete lifecycle support solutions that are uniquely tailored to the requirements of each V-22 customer.
V-22 Osprey Technical Specifications
Two Rolls-Royce AE1107C, 6,150 shp (4,586 kW) each
Fuselage: 57.3 ft. (17.48.20 m); Stowed: 63.0 ft. (19.20 m)
Rotors turning: 84.6 ft. (25.78 m); Stowed: 18.4 ft. (5.61 m)
Nacelles vertical: 22.1 ft. (6.73 m); Stabilizer: 17.9 ft. (5.46 m)
38.1 ft (11.6 m)
Vertical Takeoff Max Gross Weight
52,600 lbs. (23,859 kg)
Max Cruise Speed
270 kts (500 km/h) SL
428 nm – MV-22 Blk C with 24 troops, ramp mounted weapon system, SL STD, 20 min loiter time
Boeing serves the United States Marines Corps with its MV-22 variant, the U.S. Air Force with its CV-22 variant and the U.S. president with the HMX-1. They have all served their missions since 2007, when the first V-22 was fielded.
V-22 Osprey Quick Facts
Meets U.S. Navy requirements for combat search and rescue, fleet logistics support, and special warfare support
Matches the U.S. Special Operations Command’s requirement for a high-speed, long-range, vertical lift aircraft
Can be stored aboard an aircraft carrier or assault ship because the rotors can fold and the wings rotate
Has air-to-air refueling capability, the cornerstone of the ability to self-deploy