Monday, February 1, 2010
Rotorcraft Report: Boeing/Bell V-22 Trainers Begin Service
The U.S. Marines at MCAS Miramar, California have taken delivery of two MV-22 Osprey containerized flight training devices (CFTDs) from Boeing. The simulators feature training on topics such as basic aircraft familiarization and handling, day and night operations, night vision goggle (NVG) use, landing on ships and aerial refueling. Along with V-22 partner Bell, Boeing has delivered three CFTDs to the Marines, with two additional trainers scheduled to arrive at Miramar in mid-2010. The manufacturer also plans to hand over another simulator to MCAS New River, N.C. in fall 2010.