Deliver Journal Wed, 22 Sep 2021 11:53:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Deliver Journal 32 32 Emergency landing pad prototypes created for CMV-22B flight operations Wed, 22 Sep 2021 11:41:19 +0000

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, RIVIÈRE PATUXENT, Md.– When faced with emergency landing conditions, Airmen and crews have long relied on proven training, procedures and equipment to make perilous moments as safe as possible.

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (PMA-251) and V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) test emergency landing areas using a forklift with a 13,000 pound force on September 13, 2021, at the NAS Patuxent River Freight Lab.

As the Navy adapts to the CMV-22B Osprey as a Carrier On Board Delivery (COD) platform, many new procedures must be created and approved from the ground up. Unlike previous variants of the V-22, there was no standardized crash gear available on a transporter to protect the CMV-22B during emergency landings.

The PMA-251’s Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) team coordinated closely with the V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) to help field equipment support CMV-22B in a emergency landing situation aboard a carrier, which is necessary if the landing gear of an aircraft does not fully extend.