The Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey has made its Dubai debut this year, with the US eyeing several potential customers in the region.

The special tilt rotor aircraft received a visit by a delegation from the UAE royal family on Sunday morning, and Bell Helicopter, Boeing and the US Marine Corps told a media briefing that interest runs high in the region for the aircraft.

Bell-Boeing MV-22

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They pitched the aircraft at a number of roles, including VIP transport, search and rescue, and special operations. Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison said that production slots for Osprey should become available for international customers from 2015 onwards.

Source: Flight Daily News