Ordered the U.S. Navy and Air Force grounded all 84 active-duty V-22 Osprey aircraft
active duty Air Force CV-22 Osprey aircraft for aerial refueling
According to the British, “Flight International” March 25, 2009 reported a few days ago, the U.S. Air Force CV-22 project has achieved another milestone, but a temporarily grounded all 84 service of the V-22 “Osprey” tilt-rotor machine, preventive instruction to celebrate this achievement was overshadowed.
3 月 19 日 CV-22 fleet passed the initial operational capability (IOC) milestone. IOC formally announced the acquisition of combat aircraft to enter service, although the U.S. Air Force aircraft had to be put into use.
However, two days later, U.S. Marines stationed in Iraq, an MV-22 aircraft after landing the crew heard the unusual noise, check the engine after a short four bolts found on board has been loosened by the vibration effects.
According to the U.S. Navy Air Force Operations Command (NAVAIR), said the missing bolt for fixing a transmission management in the helicopter mode, V-22 blade pitch flight control inputs of the swashplate.
for the prevention of security considerations, NAVAIR 73 grounded all MV-22 and 11 CV-22. Of Wednesday morning, the 76 aircraft inspected in another three aircraft have been found still in position on the loose bolts.
these four aircraft in question has two aircraft repair and return service, the remaining 72 aircraft through the inspection. There are still eight aircraft grounded until the end of the check, which is expected to end this weekend.
NAVAIR is investigating the maintenance, manufacturing or design problem led to the loose bolt problem. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center of Wei Wu)
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