A Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey arrives at Boeing’s Philadelphia site as the first aircraft of the V-22 Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) program.
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey team is embarking on a modification effort with the U.S. Marine Corps that will improve readiness and reliability of the fleet of tiltrotor aircraft.
The Bell Boeing Joint Program Office has been awarded a $69.7 million modification to a previously awarded contract. Bell Boeing will modify three existing MV-22 aircraft in support of the V-22 Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) program.
The first MV-22 to be modified has arrived at Boeing’s Philadelphia facility where majority of the work will be completed. Additional work will also be completed at the Bell facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Two additional aircraft will arrive within the next year.
Boeing and Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company, jointly produce the V-22. The Marines have multiple configurations of the aircraft across its inventory. This effort will reduce MV-22 fleet configurations by modifying block B aircraft to the block C configuration.