Bell Boeing has taken delivery of its first electric rescue hoist for the V-22 military tiltrotor from Goodrich. The AC-powered hoist uses a proprietary square motor design for improved safety and easy serviceability.

Steve Loye, Vice President of Goodrich Hoist and Winch says: "We are very excited by our participation in the V-22 programme and look toward to a long relationship with Boeing in support of this aircraft.

"This programme provided a unique challenge as the hoisting operation is performed through the rear cargo door.

"Consequently the Goodrich and Boeing engineering team had to develop a unique solution while maintaining the proven functionality of the Goodrich Category One hoist."

Source: Flight Daily News