The Bell V-280 Valor prototype aircraft has successfully achieved ground run testing at 100% rotor speed or RPM.
The aircraft will continue ground run testing at the Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center where it will undergo a series of functional tests running all aircraft systems and flight controls in preparation for first flight this fall.
Bell Helicopter is featuring V-280 interactive mock-up with augmented reality at AUSA annual meeting this week.
The V-280 is a clean sheet next-generation tiltrotor designed to provide military with the speed, range and operational productivity needed to complete any mission successfully and outmatch every opponent. New innovations incorporated in the V-280 include stationary nacelles, which increases the ease of aircraft maintenance and safety of the ingress and egress. The newest tiltrotor offers fixed-wing high speed performance and low speed agility, giving soldiers and operators the option to select the best pace and maneuverability for their mission.
Bell Helicopter is preparing for initial ground run of its V-280 Valor after it achieved 100 percent build completion on the prototype aircraft. This is a clean sheet tiltrotor, applying lessons learned from previous generations of tiltrotor to create groundbreaking simplicity and deliver transformational, affordable technology to alter the course of vertical flight, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Bell Helicopter has successfully joined the V-280 Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) wing and nacelles to the aircraft fuselage. “The V-280 wing, nacelles and fuselage are now assembled into the aircraft weve designed as the next generation tiltrotor,” said Lisa Atherton, executive vice president of Military Business Development for Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter today announced GE Aviation will join Bell on its V-280 Valor, a third generation tiltrotor. "We are very excited to welcome GE to Team Valor
Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin will jointly work on the Bell V-280 Valor, making it the first of Bell Helicopters V-280 program tier. “We made the strategic decision to invest in a mission system and provide Bell Helicopter with this leap-ahead combat capability on the V-280 Valor, said Dale P
Bell Helicopter announced that its third generation tiltrotor design, Bell V-280 Valor, has been selected by the U.S
Bell Helicopters V-280 Valor next generation tiltrotor has completed its first flight. The Bell V-280 Valor program is part of the Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) initiative
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