The V-22 Osprey is the first aircraft designed from the ground up to meet the needs of all the branches of the U.S. armed services. The tiltrotor aircraft takes off and lands like a helicopter. Once airborne, its engine nacelles can be rotated to convert the aircraft to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high altitude flight. In the airplane configuration, the Osprey can travel twice as fast as a helicopter with a much longer range, which results in greater mission versatility than a helicopter. The V-22 can carry up to 24 mission-ready combat troops. It has 20,000 pound internal capacity or 15,000 pound external capacity using it’s medium lift and vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. Because it’s rotors and wings fold, it can be stored aboard an aircraft carrier or assault ship. Air-to-air refueling gives the Osprey the ability to self deploy.
Seanair has been a part of this unique program since it’s inception. We manufacture all of the machined fittings found inside the composite flaperons, along with the hard-point attach hinges. Some examples of these parts can be seen in the gallery;