Fleet Readiness Middle Western Pacific (FRC WESTPAC) is inducting its first Marine Corps V-22 Osprey with Japanese industrial associate, NIPPI Company, for upkeep, restore and overhaul (MRO) providers at their facility in Yamato, Japan. The plane coming into upkeep is an MV-22B Osprey belonging to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265, the “Dragons.” Their mission is to supply assault assist transport of fight troops, provides and gear in assist of the Marine Air-Floor Activity Pressure. NIPPI Company joins the brand new FRC WESTPAC V-22 upkeep contract, which Subaru Company had been supporting since 2015, to deal with the upkeep requirement for the Osprey fleet positioned exterior of the continental United States. FRC WESTPAC’s buyer base is principally concentrated within the Asia-Pacific area however can embrace any U.S. Navy or Marine Corps plane positioned all over the world.

“FRC WESTPAC could be very excited to be inducting this plane right now and including one other business associate to assist V-22 deliberate upkeep interval (PMI) occasions within the area. NIPPI Company has demonstrated their upkeep experience on a number of different plane strains for FRC WESTPAC and we anticipate we are going to see the identical high quality output for the V-22 line. With a number of contractors supporting the V-22 Osprey, FRC WESTPAC can assure that each one future plane inductions would be the greatest total worth for the U.S. Authorities when it comes to price, plane turnaround time and high quality of upkeep carried out. Our aim right here at FRC WESTPAC is to quickly restore and return protected, mission-ready plane to the fleet in order that they have the warfighting capabilities to win, and at a price conducive to the U.S. authorities,” stated Lt. Col. Kevin Ryan, Commanding Officer, FRC WESTPAC.


As a brand new awardee on FRC WESTPAC’s upkeep contract, NIPPI Company was allotted 9 months to prepared their facility and put together their plan for upkeep of the plane. These necessities included, amongst different requirements, a facility with the mandatory area and security techniques in place, an overview of manning capabilities with the suitable technical experience and a working provide chain or technique of buying supplies. NIPPI Company is a trusted, longtime associate of the US authorities, servicing army plane for the reason that early Nineteen Fifties. Thus far, NIPPI Company has labored on greater than 14,000 plane for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. FRC WESTPAC at present has 4 aviation upkeep contracts with NIPPI for scheduled upkeep, restore, and overhaul providers. These contracts embrace the H-1, H-60, F-18 and the newly awarded V-22.

FRC WESTPAC’s industrial companions are prepared, keen and greater than able to producing the world-class high quality plane that our prospects want for future operations. With their assist, FRC WESTPAC will proceed to positively influence fleet readiness throughout the Naval Aviation Enterprise for years to come back. Fleet Readiness Middle (FRC) Western Pacific is a world upkeep, restore, and overhaul resolution devoted to sustaining and optimizing the efficiency of U.S. army aviation belongings. Using a carefully-selected international community of international business trade companions, expert federal artisans, and army specialists, FRC Western Pacific gives prospects with scheduled and responsive, in-service upkeep and restore assist wherever their missions take them. FRC Western Pacific is proud to assist 15+ completely different fashions of plane together with each the U.S. army’s latest and longest-serving aviation belongings.