Certification The US Navy has cleared the first of two hurdles needed to qualify the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor for a full-rate production decision, scheduled for 27 September. The V-22 programme has received Section 123 certification, meaning its previous hydraulic flight control and reliability problems have been overcome. Still pending is a final report by the director of the office of test and evaluation, which must validate that the aircraft is effective to perform its mission and suitable for maintenance needs.

Source: Flight International