V-22 Osprey: Unlike any aircraft in the world

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.

V-22 Osprey Milestones

V-22 Osprey: A Philadelphia Story


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

Propulsion Two Rolls-Royce AE1107C, 6,150 shp (4,586 kW) each
Length Fuselage: 57.3 ft. (17.48.20 m); Stowed: 63.0 ft. (19.20 m)
Width Rotors turning: 84.6 ft. (25.78 m); Stowed: 18.4 ft. (5.61 m)
Height Nacelles vertical: 22.1 ft. (6.73 m); Stabilizer: 17.9 ft. (5.46 m)
Rotor Diameter 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
Mission Radius 428 nm – MV-22 Blk C with 24 troops, ramp mounted weapon system, SL STD, 20 min loiter time
Cockpit - crew seats 2 MV / 3 CV

Feature Stories

New nest for the Osprey

New nest for the Osprey

August 1, 2019 in Defense

Boeing celebrates the opening of a modern V-22 Osprey factory outside Philadelphia.

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Battle Tested and Back in the Fight

Battle Tested and Back in the Fight

September 8, 2015 in Defense

U.S. Air Force pilot Major Brett Cassidy, reunites with the CV-22 he flew through a fire fight. Their incredible story as the two come together at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

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Boeing, Partners Sign More Than $10 Billion in Contract for Vertical Lift Programs

Boeing, Partners Sign $10B in Contracts for Vertical Lift Programs

June 12, 2013 in Defense

The five-year pacts are for the production of V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.

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Flying into the Fire

Flying into the Fire

May 13, 2013 in Defense

Flying low and fast in a CV-22, Capt. Will Thompson maneuvers the aircraft through a narrow mountain pass in the dead of night.

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Meet the Phantom Badger

Meet the Phantom Badger

September 19, 2013 in Defense

Boeing turned to a team of NASCAR-experienced engineers to help with a vehicle that is sleek, versatile and speedy, and it doesn’t even leave the ground.

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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.

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