The first V-22 Osprey aircraft of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) was induced to undergo maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services.
The aircraft was introduced at the Fleet Preparedness Center (FRC) of the Japanese partner of NIPPI in Yamato, Japan.
Since 2015, the V-22 maintenance contract has been maintained by another Japanese company, Subaru. The company is responsible for servicing the needs of the fleet located outside the continental United States.
FRC WESTPAC Commander-in-Chief Lt. Col. Kevin Ryan said: “With a number of contractors supporting the V-22 Osprey, FRC WESTPAC can ensure that all future aircraft deployments are the best overall value for the U.S. government in terms of cost, time for the performance of the aircraft and the quality of the performed maintenance.
“Our goal here at FRC WESTPAC is to quickly repair and return safe, mission-ready aircraft to the Navy so that they have the combat capability to win and at a cost that is favorable to the US government.
The MV-22B Osprey, which was introduced for MRO, is operated by the Marine Middle Tiltro Squadron (VMM) 265.
VMM 265, also known as Dragons, uses the aircraft to supply equipment to support the attack, supplies and combat troops of the Airborne Marine Task Force.
NIPPI has experience in the US Navy and 14,000 USMC aircraft.
In addition to the new V-22 contract, NIPPI is working on four other FRC WESTPAC aviation maintenance contracts, including the Hughes H-1, F / A-18 Hornet and H-60 aircraft.