Bell Helicopter Textron's XV-15 tilt-rotor technology demonstrator is making its second appearance at the Paris air show, alongside the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, which it preceded. The XV-15 had its Paris debut in 1981. The V-22 is being flown for the first time at an international aerospace show. The Bell-Boeing team has launched an international marketing effort for civil and military V-22s. The aircraft is one of two full-scale development aircraft based at NAS Patuxent River. Four "production representative" Ospreys and a static test article are being built.

Source: Flight International