boeing osprey v-22

Boeing V-22 Osprey Cargo Hook


Boeing V-22 cargo hook

The V-22 Osprey was designed to carry up to 15,000 pounds of external cargo at twice the speed of a helicopter. As the aircraft moved into production, it was clear that it was overweight and over budget.


Onboard Systems proposed a cargo hook system specifically for the V-22 that used new hook technologies to address both of these issues. The design advantages:

  • Lighter weight — Our cargo hook design saved 9 pounds per hook through efficient design and material selection. Total aircraft weight savings: 18 pounds
  • Fewer parts — Part reduction and simplification provided estimated cost savings of 20%.
  • Increased safety — The new hook can release 2.5 times the rated load in emergencies.
  • Responsive customer support — Full product documentation is available online, spare parts are readily available, and our excellent factory technical support is just a phone call away.




Why Onboard

We maintain a large inventory of products, spare parts, and complete systems on site, allowing fast shipment of most items. While other manufacturers may put you on a waiting list for months, Onboard is able to turn around orders quickly — oftentimes the same day your payment is received. View our shipping policy here