Bell V-280 Pushing the envelope

David C Isby provides an update on the Bell V-280 Valor’s flight test programme

N280BH flew in cruise mode for the first time on May 11.
Bell Helicopter

SINCE ITS first flight on December 18, 2017, the Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor Joint Multi- Role-Technology Demonstrator has achieved more than 125 hours of rotor turn time and nearly 45 hours of flight time in a test programme currently based at Bell’s Amarillo, Texas, facility (planned to move to Fort Worth, Texas, later this year).

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