Portion of Osprey fleet grounded as clutch issue drags on

By Michael Marrow / February 6, 2023 at 10:56 AM
The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps have grounded an undisclosed number of V-22 Ospreys in response to a recommendation from the V-22 Joint Program Office that warned of further risks of hard clutch engagements. A fleetwide time limit restricting flights of certain aircraft took effect Feb. 3, according to a joint statement from the JPO, Air Force Special Operations Command, the Navy and Marine Corps. The grounding is tied to a pending replacement of the aircraft’s input quill assembly,...

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