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APPROVED

JOINT TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

V-22 OSPREY

N88-NTSP-A-50-8412D/A

AUGUST 1999

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Joint Training System Plan (JTSP) has been developed to identify all services (United States Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy) life-cycle manpower, personnel, and training requirements for the V-22 Osprey Aircraft. The CV-22 System Training Plan is the Air Force Special Operations Command planning document that serves as a companion to this JTSP, providing Air Force-specific information regarding the management of the CV-22 training system. This document is based upon POM 00 (post QDR 97) program profile - procuring 360 MV-22 aircraft and 50 CV-22 aircraft at a peak production rate of 30 MV and nine CV aircraft per year.

This JTSP contains all of the components included in a Navy Training Systems Plan (NTSP). As such, this JTSP can be considered a complete NTSP for the Marine Corps MV-22 and future Navy HV-22 aircraft. The Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for the JTSP is Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV), Code N889. Follow-on minor administrative changes to this document will be approved by a V-22 Training Working Group, Executive Committee [PMA2052V, HQMC (APP, ASM, APW), N889H3, AETC, MCCDC (C-462A), AF/XO, and SOOP-CJ].

The V-22 "Osprey" Program is a Department of the Navy program responsible for developing, testing, evaluating, procuring, and fielding a tilt-rotor, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for Joint Service application. The V-22 will provide the Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps with a multi-engine, dual piloted, self-deployable, medium lift, Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft to be used to conduct combat, combat support, combat service support, and special operations missions worldwide. The V-22 is in the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase of the weapon system acquisition process.

The V-22 Program is tasked to provide an aircraft to accomplish the Marine Corps' amphibious and vertical assault missions; the Navy's fleet combat support and strike rescue missions; and the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) long-range Special Operations Force (SOF) support missions. The V-22 will replace the CH-46E and CH-53D helicopters in the Marine Corps; augment and replace yet to be determined aircraft in the Navy; replace USSOCOM's MH-53J and MH-60G Helicopters; and reduce dependence on USSOCOM's MC-130E/H fleet. The V-22 will be capable of flying over 2100 nautical miles with one aerial refueling, giving the Services the advantage of a Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing aircraft that can rapidly self-deploy to any location in the world.

Maintenance concepts for the V-22 Program will be based on the Navy and Marine Corp Service's maintenance policies, which will be modified for each service application. The Navy and Marine Corps will use the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program, OPNAV Instruction 4790.2 Series, which details a three-level maintenance concept; organizational, intermediate, and depot. Interim contractor maintenance support is planned until military organic support capability is reached by the various services.

Initial training for Developmental and Operational Test personnel from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Patuxent River, Maryland, and Multi-service Operational Test Team will be conducted at the contractor's facilities, and at NAWCAD, Patuxent River. Initial training for fleet cadre personnel will be conducted at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, North Carolina. Service and mission-unique training will be developed to support each service's unique mission requirements. Marine Medium Tilt-Rotor Training Squadron 204, MCAS New River, will be designated the Fleet Readiness Squadron for V-22 aircrew and the Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training, for maintenance training. Air Force V-22 maintenance training will be provided at MCAS, New River. A CV-22 school within the 58 Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico will provide SOF peculiar aircrew training. A Memorandum of Agreement between the Services on training details exact relationships, responsibilities, training, and concepts of support.

Details on the Navy's V-22 program are not available and are not mentioned in this JTSP. As the information becomes available it will be included in this JTSP.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms v

Preface x

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Nomenclature-Title-Program I-1

B. Security Classification I-1

C. Manpower, Personnel, and Training Principals I-1

D. System Description I-2

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

F. Aircraft and/or Equipment/System/Subsystem Replaced I-3

G. Description of New Development I-3

H. Concepts I-4

I. On-Board (In-Service) Training I-24

J. Logistics Support I-25

K. Schedules I-29

L. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment Training Requirements I-33

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-33

PART II - BILLET AND PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS II-1

PART III - TRAINING REQUIREMENTS III-1

PART IV - TRAINING LOGISTICS SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS IV-1

PART V - MPT MILESTONES V-1

PART VI - DECISION ITEMS/ACTION REQUIRED VI-1

PART VII - POINTS OF CONTACT VII-1

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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APPENDIX - V-22 Program Organizational Chart Extracts A-1

LIST OF TABLES

Table Title Page

Table I-1 Aircrew Configurations and Manning Factors I-7

Table I-2 Projected Aircraft Utilization I-7

Table I-3 Estimated Organizational Maintenance I-7

Table I-4 Estimated Intermediate Maintenance I-8

Table I-5 Proposed USAF Instructor Requirements I-9

Table I-6 V-22 Training Devices I-26

Table I-7 Aircraft Delivery Schedule Through FY14 I-29

Table I-8 Aircraft Delivery Schedule Per Squadron Through FY14 I-30

LIST OF ACRONYMS

ACDU

Active Duty

AETC

Air Education and Training Command

AFB

Air Force Base

AFCS

Automatic Flight Control System

AFSC

Air Force Specialty Code

AFSOC

Air Force Special Operations Command

AFSOCI

Air Force Special Operations Command Instruction

AFTMS

Air Force Training Management Systems

AMEGS

Aircraft Maintenance Event Ground Station

AMIST

Aviation Maintenance In-Service Training

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AOB

Average On Board

ATIR

Annual Training Input Requirement

   

BIT

Built-In Test

   

CANTRAC

Catalog of Navy Training Courses

CASS

Consolidated Automated Support System

CBT

Computer-Based Training

CCS

Contractor Curriculum Support

CFE

Contractor Furnished Equipment

CM

Corrective Maintenance

CMC

Commandant of the Marine Corps

CMPT

Cockpit Maintenance Procedures Trainer

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

CPT

Cockpit Procedures Trainer

CPTT

Cabin Part Task Trainer

CSAR

Combat Search and Rescue

CSI

Contractor Simulator Instructors

DoN

Department of the Navy

DT&E

Developmental Test and Evaluation

   

ECM

Electronic Countermeasures

EMD

Engineering and Manufacturing Development

ETS

Engineering and Technical Services

EUCOM

Europe Command

   

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FFS

Full Flight Simulator

FLIR

Forward Looking Infrared

FMS

Foreign Military Sales

FPT

Fleet Project Team

FREST

Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training

FRS

Fleet Readiness Squadron

FTD

Flight Training Device

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GFE

Government Furnished Equipment

GPETE

General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment

GPTE

General Purpose Test Equipment

   

HM

Hospital Corpsman

HMH

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron

HMM

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron

HMT

Marine Helicopter Training Squadron

HMX

Marine Experimental Helicopter Squadron

HQ

Headquarters

   

IETM

Interactive Electronic Technical Manual

IOC

Initial Operational Capability

IOT&E

Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

ITRO

Inter-service Training Review Organization

   

JILSP

Joint Integrated Logistics Support Plan

JORD

Joint Operational Requirements Document

JTSP

Joint Training System Plan

   

LHA

Amphibious Assault Ship (General Purpose)

LHD

Amphibious Assault Ship (Multi Purpose)

LSA

Logistics Support Analysis

   

MAG

Marine Aircraft Group

MALS

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron

MATMEP

Maintenance Aviation Training Management and Evaluation Program

MCAF

Marine Corps Air Facility

MCAS

Marine Corps Air Station

MCCDC

Marine Corps Combat Development Command

MCO

Marine Corps Order

MER

Manpower Estimate Report

MFS

Manned Flight Simulator

MMH/FH

Maintenance Man-Hours per Flight Hour

MMR

Multi-Mode Radar

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MOTT

Multi-Service Operational Test Team

MSD

Material Support Date

MSP

Material Support Package

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

MTSS

Mission Training Support System

   

NA

Not Applicable

NALCOMIS

Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System

NAMP

Naval Aviation Maintenance Program

NAMTS

Naval Aviation Maintenance Trainer Suite

NAS

Naval Air Station

NATOPS

Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization

NAVAVNDEPOT

Naval Aviation Depot

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVPERSCOM

Naval Personnel Command

NAWCAD

Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

NVG

Night Vision Goggles

   

OATMS

OPNAV Aviation Training Management System

OFT

Operational Flight Trainer

OJT

On-the-Job Training

OPEVAL

Operational Evaluation

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

OPO

OPNAV Principal Official

OPR

Office of Primary Responsibility

OT

Operational Test

OT&E

Operational Test and Evaluation

   

PACOM

Pacific Command

PFY

Previous Fiscal Year

PM

Preventive Maintenance

PMA

Program Manager, Air

PMOS

Primary Military Occupational Specialty

PNEC

Primary Navy Enlisted Classification

PTT

Part Task Trainer

   

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SELRES

Selected Reserve

SMOS

Secondary Military Occupational Specialty

SNEC

Secondary Navy Enlisted Classification

SOF

Special Operations Forces

SOW

Special Operations Wing

SPETE

Special Electronic Test Equipment

SPTE

Special Test Equipment

SRA

Shop Replaceable Assembly

ST

Special Tool

STP

System Training Plan

   

TAR

Training and Administration of Reserves

TBD

To Be Determined

TD

Training Device

TDRD

Training Device Requirements Document

TFS

Total Force Structure

T/O

Table of Organization

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

UIC

Unit Identification Code

USAF

United States Air Force

USMC

United States Marine Corps

USN

United States Navy

USSOCOM

United States Special Operations Command

   

VMM

Marine Medium Tilt-Rotor Squadron

VMMT

Marine Medium Tilt-Rotor Training Squadron

   

WRA

Weapon Replaceable Assembly

WSPD

Weapon System Planning Document

PREFACE

This Approved Joint Training System Plan (JTSP) supersedes the Proposed Joint Training System Plan, A-50-8412D/D, dated March 1999. It has been updated to comply with guidelines set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual and was developed per the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 1500.76 to identify Manpower, Personnel, and Training requirements.

The JTSP provides a summary of resources and processes planned to successfully train personnel to operate and support the V-22 Osprey weapon system. It is a living document, subject to multiple revisions as the V-22 program evolves. Separate requirements documents such as the Joint Operational Requirements Document (JORD), Training Devices Requirements Document (TDRD), Weapon System Planning Document (WSPD), and other force planning documents provide the controlling authority for the information summarized here. Changes to these documents will necessitate changes to this JTSP. Successive updates and revisions to this JTSP represent a meaningful planning exercise for the successful fielding of the V-22 Osprey. Details on the Navy's V-22 program are not available and are not addressed in this JTSP. Navy information will be included in this JTSP as it becomes available.

Core components of this JTSP, when combined with the United States Air Force (USAF) CV-22 System Training Plan (STP), provide necessary training planning for the Air Force CV-22 Aircraft. The Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for the CV-22 STP is Air Force Special Operations Command / Director of Training (AFSOC/DOT). Specific changes to this JTSP are as follows:

The Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training (FREST), a companion to the Fleet Readiness Squadron (FRS) Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Training Squadron (VMMT)-204 will be the model manager and training site for inter-service training at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), New River, North Carolina. "A" School core and strand training requirements for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and skills training requirements for the USAF have been identified. Follow-on maintenance training is being developed.

An updated description of Full Flight Simulator (FFS) and Flight Training Device (FTD) simulator acquisitions is included in this JTSP.

Parts II and III of this JTSP have been updated to reflect the most current manpower and training requirements indicated in the latest V-22 USMC Tables of Organization (T/Os), USAF student throughput requirements, and newly established maintenance training courses. Part VII has been updated to reflect the current V-22 Osprey Program points of contact.

N88-NTSP-A-50-8412D/D

March 1999

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. V-22 Osprey

2. Program Element

Department of the Navy (DoN) 64262N

United States Air Force (USAF) 41318

United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) 116404

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION. Classification of V-22 characteristics performance, capabilities, systems, and subsystem equipment is defined in the MV-22 Security Classification Guide, dated 16 June 98. This JTSP is Unclassified.

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Unclassified

3. Functions Unclassified

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N88)

SAF/AQQU

HQ SOCOM SOAL-FW

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N889)

Marine Corps Program Sponsor CMC (APW-52)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA275)

Training Agency MCCDC (C53)

CNET

HQ USAF

HQ AETC

HQ AFSOC

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4, PERS-404)

CMC (ASM)

HQ AETC/XPM

HQ AFSOC/XPM

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Manpower Management MCCDC (TFS Division)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The V-22 Osprey Program consists of a Joint Multi-Mission Vertical Lift Aircraft that provides the USMC, Headquarters USSOCOM, USAF, and the United States Navy (USN) with a multi-engine, dual piloted, self-deployable, medium lift, vertical take-off and landing aircraft to be used to conduct combat, combat support, combat service support, and special operations missions worldwide. Missions include, but are not limited to, amphibious assault, land assault, raid operations, medium cargo lift, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), and Special Operations Force (SOF) support. The aircraft (MV-22 for the USMC, CV-22 for USSOCOM, and HV-22 for the USN) are capable of conducting operations in adverse weather, during daylight hours or at night, in climates from arctic to tropical from aviation and air capable ships (primary operating and support sea bases are Amphibious Assault (General Purpose) (LHA) and Amphibious Assault (Multi Purpose) (LHD) class ships, or from improved and unimproved landing sites ashore; and in a variety of conventional, unconventional, and contingency combat situations including Chemical, Biological, and Radiological warfare conditions. An air refueling capability will extend the aircraft's combat mission range when required, and it will be self-supporting to the maximum extent possible.

2. Foreign Military Sales. Currently, there are no cooperative development or Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs established. FMS will be addressed as required and incorporated into future updates to this JTSP.

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) is being conducted and managed by the Rotary Wing Test Directorate, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Patuxent River, Maryland, using an Integrated Test Team comprised of Bell-Boeing and Government personnel. Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) is being conducted by Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) Multi-Service Operational Test Team (MOTT) and monitored by the Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR), Norfolk, Virginia. The MOTT consists of selected aircrew and engineering personnel from the Marine Corps and Air Force who have received V-22 factory training. Current planning is for the V-22 Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL) to be performed at Marine Corps Air Facility (MCAF) Quantico, Virginia, and multiple sites throughout the United States, and the CV-22 Unique Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) to be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB), Albuquerque, New Mexico.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. The V-22 will replace the CH-46E and CH-53A/D helicopters in the Marine Corps; replace USSOCOM's MH-53J and MH-60G helicopters; and supplement USSOCOM's MC-130E/H fleet. CSAR requirements of the USN by the HV-22 variant will augment and replace an as yet to be determined (TBD) aircraft.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The V-22 is a dual-piloted, twin engine, medium-lift, tilt-rotor aircraft that combines the speed, range, and fuel efficiency of a turboprop aircraft with the slow flight and hover capabilities of a helicopter. Its design incorporates advanced, but mature technologies in composite materials, fly-by-wire flight controls, digital cockpits, survivability, airfoil design, and manufacturing.

The V-22 fuselage has a number of advanced composite structures. A rear loading ramp has been incorporated, which when closed, comprises the lower portion of the aft fuselage section. There is one side-entry personnel door.

The V-22 power plant (designated T406-AE-1107), auxiliary internal fuel capacity, and an aerial refueling capability give the V-22 the ability to self-deploy worldwide. Changes necessary to convert the basic assault troop transport configuration for other missions will be simple and easily accomplished by organizational level maintenance personnel in field and shipboard environments.

2. Physical Description. The MV-22B configuration aircraft serves as the baseline design. The CV-22 configuration will include additional wing fuel tanks, a Terrain Following/Terrain Avoidance radar, and enhanced avionics packages to satisfy SOF specific mission requirements. A complete description of V-22 systems and subsystems is provided in the V-22 Detail Specification (SD-572-1, Rev. C) and Appendices.

V-22 AIRCRAFT PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Weight (in pounds) 33,140 (Empty)

60,500 (Maximum Take-Off)

Length 57 feet 4 inches

Height 22 feet 1 inch

Fuselage Width 15 feet 3 inches

Total Tilt-rotor Span 84 feet 7 inches

Individual Tilt-rotor Diameter 38 feet 1 inch

3. New Development Introduction. The V-22 Osprey will be introduced as new production aircraft to replace designated aircraft at existing operating activities.

The Marine Corps will employ a phased strategy for the transition of the Marine Corps Medium Lift fleet to the MV-22 aircraft. Twenty-two CH-46E/CH-53D squadrons will transition to the MV-22 aircraft (18 active and four reserve). Upon transition, each squadron will maintain an aircraft inventory (Primary Aircraft Authorized (PAA)) of 12 aircraft. The estimated time-to-train for a squadron transitioning to the MV-22 aircraft is approximately 24-30 months (Stand-down, Transition, Post-Transition, Pre-Deployment Training).

4. Significant Interfaces. Not Applicable (NA)

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. The V-22 is the first tilt-rotor aircraft to be fielded in the military. It is a hybrid aircraft, combining selected capabilities of an airplane and a helicopter. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has classified tilt rotors as powered lift aircraft, neither airplane nor rotorcraft. The V-22 uses many unique items to achieve its configuration and capability. The airframe incorporates new materials and structural designs. Advanced avionics provide mission enhancement while new wiring technologies increase reliability and reduce weight. New hydraulic technology is also applied. Redundant digital systems such as fly-by-wire flight controls are used in lieu of traditional hybrid redundancies. New processes are applied in the operation and maintenance of the V-22. Examples include the mission planning station used by aircrew before flight, and the maintenance station used between flights to automatically identify defects and conduct trend analysis to predict future maintenance actions.

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. The aircraft is manned by a pilot, copilot, and enlisted aircrew appropriate for the specific service and type of mission being flown. The V-22 is optimized to transport troops (i.e., 24 combat-equipped Marines, or 10,000 pounds of external cargo) to austere landing sites from aviation capable amphibious ships and expeditionary forward operating bases ashore.

2. Maintenance Concept. The maintenance concept for the V-22 is based on a Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) of the aircraft's maintainability, life-cycle cost, maintenance engineering, and logistics support requirements. The Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP), OPNAVINST 4790.2G, and Air Force Special Operations Command Instruction (AFSOCI) 21-106 provide general guidance regarding the various services' maintenance concepts. For the Navy and Marine Corps, the NAMP details three levels of maintenance (organizational, intermediate, and depot) and provides an organizational structure to collect supporting data.

The Air Force will use a two-level (organizational and depot) maintenance concept for avionics and engines. The remainder will be maintained through three levels of maintenance. During DT&E, maintenance and logistics support is the responsibility of the contractor, Bell-Boeing. During OT&E, organizational maintenance will be performed by factory trained personnel from the MOTT. The contractor will provide intermediate maintenance support.

a. Organizational. Operating units normally perform organizational level maintenance actions on a day-to-day basis in support of its own mission. These actions are generally classified as Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Corrective Maintenance (CM). The T406-AD-400 engine will be maintained under a commercial two-level maintenance concept where the contractor (Allison Engine) provides for all aircraft maintenance beyond the organizational level at Allison repair centers. The Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force will only be responsible for performing T406-AD-400 engine organizational level maintenance.

(1) Preventive Maintenance. PM consists of periodic prescribed inspections and servicing of the aircraft, systems, and subsystems as detailed in the aircraft's Maintenance Requirement Cards and Maintenance Plan.

(2) Corrective Maintenance. CM is performed by organizational level maintenance personnel using Built-In-Test (BIT), Peculiar Support Equipment (PSE), and Common Support Equipment (CSE) to fault isolate defective Weapon Replaceable Assemblies (WRA) and Line Replaceable Units. CM includes repairs to powerplants, airframes, aircraft wiring, and connectors. Defective WRAs are forwarded to the Intermediate Maintenance Activity for repair.

b. Intermediate. Intermediate level maintenance actions are those performed in support of user activities that are beyond the capabilities of organizational level maintenance. These actions include test, repair, calibration, and modification of aeronautical equipment; repair and calibration of support equipment; and disposition of assets from stricken aircraft. Intermediate level maintenance will be performed to verify faulty WRAs and isolate to a faulty Shop Replaceable Assembly (SRA), or component, using the appropriate test equipment. The faulty SRA will be removed, repaired, and replaced, and WRA performance verified by the appropriate test equipment. Depending on the system involved, the Air Force will perform some of these maintenance tasks at the organizational, or depot level, to support the two-level maintenance concept.

c. Depot. Depot level maintenance actions normally require repair, major overhaul, or a complete rebuilding, manufacture, or modification of parts, assemblies, sub-assemblies, and end items beyond the capabilities of intermediate level maintenance. Naval Aviation Depot (NAVAVNDEPOT) MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, is planned be the depot repair site for all Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 aircraft (less engines). The depot for Navy has not yet been determined.

d. Interim Maintenance

(1) Phased Support Concept. Maintenance responsibility under the phased support concept is a joint services-contractor effort until the V-22 systems demonstrate the level of reliability required for complete organic support. Early organic capability will be established for systems demonstrating acceptable reliability, maintainability, and supportability. This concept will be in effect until the full Material Support Date (MSD) of June 2004 is achieved. The Organic Support Dates for the Marine Corps and Air Force are TBD.

(2) Sources of Technical Support. The Marine Corps will have crash damage depot repair capabilities at NAVAVNDEPOT, MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. The planned Government Support Date for the V-22 is 2005. Engineering and Technical Services (ETS) will provide all required technical assistance until the Government Support Date. ETS will also provide required technical assistance for the Air Force.

e. Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. The V-22 has a minimum service life of 20 years and contains diagnostics using automatic, semi-automatic, and manual means. It is the first military aircraft to use the Aircraft Maintenance Event Ground Station (AMEGS). AMEGS is a maintenance data system that uses downloaded data from a data storage system in the aircraft as input to the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS) and the Core Automated Maintenance System for the purpose of immediate identification and assessment of aircraft discrepancies. AMEGS is government furnished and will be assessed for workability and reliability from the standpoint of the V-22 Weapon System. AMEGS capabilities and requirements along with its planned integration with NALCOMIS Phase III will be evaluated.

3. Manning Concept. Navy and Marine Corps qualitative and quantitative manpower requirements for the operation and support of the V-22 weapon system were developed using LSA under an Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract per Chapter 4 of ILS-DS-30A-202, Revision C. Maintenance manpower requirements were generated by the contractor using LSA data and Maintenance and Material Management data from comparable aircraft systems (CH-46E Aircraft). Particular JORD requirements for the V-22 include specific manpower structure to operate and maintain the aircraft over a period of time in a developed workload mode. T/Os have been developed for the MV-22 based on a 12 aircraft operating squadron and one 40 aircraft training squadron (VMMT-204). For detailed information on Marine Corps manpower, refer to Element II.A.1.b of this JTSP.

The Air Force manpower requirements will also be derived using the LSA during EMD. Air Force requirements will be based on target labor analysis and target labor hours per flying hour. Standard Air Force skills (levels 9, 7, 5 and 3) will be used. The aircraft will be operationally maintained by level three and five personnel. For information concerning Air Force manpower requirements, refer to the V-22 Manpower Estimate Report (MER) dated 17 June 1996.

Note: Manpower requirements for the Navy are still in the planning stages. Information concerning the requirements for the development of squadron manpower documents and newly established Navy Enlisted Classifications (NECs) will be included in this JTSP when it becomes available.

a. Aircrew Planning Factors. Marine Corps aircrew manpower requirements were developed per OPNAVINST 5310.21 and are based on the number of aircraft, flight hours per aircraft per month, seat factors, and crew ratios. USAF manpower requirements were provided by the Air Force Personnel Center. Table I-1 provides a summary of aircrew configurations, manning factors, and their applicable Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Table I-2 provides projected aircraft utilization rates.

TABLE I-1. AIRCREW CONFIGURATIONS AND MANNING FACTORS

MARINE CORPS CREW CONFIGURATION

POSITION

MOS

CREW RATIO

SEAT FACTOR

Pilot

7532

1.2

1

Copilot

7532

1.2

1

Crew chief

6175

1.6

1

AIR FORCE CREW CONFIGURATION

POSITION

MOS

CREW RATIO

SEAT FACTOR

Pilot

11SYX

2.0

1

Copilot

11SYX

2.0

1

Flight Engineer

1A1X1B

2.0

2

TABLE I-2. PROJECTED AIRCRAFT UTILIZATION

ACTIVITY

AIRCRAFT PER ACTIVITY

AVERAGE SORTIE LENGTH

MV-22 (USMC)

12

3.0

CV-22 (USAF)

7

5.0

VMMT-204

12 to 40

2.0

b. Maintenance Manpower Planning Factors. Marine Corps maintenance manpower requirements are based on the total Maintenance Man-Hours per Flight Hour (MMH/FH), number of maintenance working shifts, and standard workweek calculations for a deployed duty activity. Refer to the CV-22 System Training Plan for Air Force manpower planning factors. Tables I-3 and I-4 show organizational and intermediate MOSs, and the USAF equivalent Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC) by applicable work centers.

TABLE I-3. ESTIMATED ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE

WORK CENTER

MOS

AFSC

MMH/FH**

110

6115*

2A6X1B, 2A6X4

3.99

12A

6155

2A7X3, 2A7X1

1.60

12B

6155

2A6X5

0.85

12C

6155

2A7X2

0.56

13A

6060

2A7X4

0.02

13B

6086

1T1X1, 2A6X6

0.38

210

6325

2A3X2

0.52

220

6325

2A6X6

1.28

230

6531

2W1X1

0.26

310

6072, 6175

2A5X2

1.26

   

Total MMH/FH

10.72

* USMC line mechanic personnel (MOS 6115) are normally assigned to Work Center 310, but are shown here in Work Center 110 for clarity in tracking training.

** MMH/FH is based on an early sampling of information and is subject to change as new information becomes available.

TABLE I-4. ESTIMATED INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE

WORK CENTER

MOS

AFSC*

MMH/FH**

410

6125*

 

0.38

440

6132

 

1.00

510

6092

 

0.43

520

6094

 

0.72

530

6092, 6044

 

0.02

610

6413

2A1X0

0.99

620

6433

 

1.24

640

6483

 

0.86

810

6060

 

0.06

* The Air force does not have specific AFSCs for intermediate level maintenance.

** MMH/FH is based on an early sampling of information and is subject to change as new information becomes available.

c. Enlisted Maintenance Instructor Manpower Requirements. Enlisted maintenance instructor requirements for VMMT-204 FREST at the organizational level are based on the methodology contained in the Inter-service Training Review Organization (ITRO). Initial enlisted instructor requirements are shown in Element II.A.3 of this JTSP.

Air Force instructor requirements. [Have not yet been fully determined (Inter-service training guidance indicates USAF will provide a fair share instructor presence). When information becomes available, it will be included in future updates to this document.] Table I-5 depicts a list of Air Force instructor AFSCs. These AFSCs are pending approval and will be included in the Air Force CV-22 STP.

TABLE I-5. USAF INSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS

AFSC

TITLE

T2A6X1B

Aerospace, Turboprop, and Turboshaft Propulsion (Engines)

T2A6X5

Aircraft Pneudraulics

T2A3X2 / T2A3X2B

Avionics Systems, Instrument and Flight Control Systems, Communication, Navigation and Penetration Aids Systems [O-level ECM] Aircraft Instrument and Guidance Systems

T2A5X2

Crew Chief

T2A6X6

Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems

d. Fleet Project Team. A Fleet Project Team (FPT) has been established to assist and advise in the development of the operator and maintainer training systems. The FPT is composed of knowledgeable representatives from user and non-user activities consisting of DoN, USAF, and USMC qualified military and civilian personnel per OPNAVINST 5000.50A and the CV-22 STP.

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