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  • Bell 525 Relentless

    2015










    Bell 525 Relentless

    Launched as Project Magellan, the Super Medium Transport was first unveiled at the Heli-Expo 2012 in Dallas, Texas. Suppliers includes General Electric, Garmin and Bae Systems.

    Performed first flight on July 1st, 2015 followed by second and third prototypes on December 2015 and September 2016.

    Certification expected by 2016 but program delayed after FTV1 crashed on July 6, 2016. Test flights resume on July 2017 with focus on certification by end 2018.

    On May 2018, the fourth prototype performed first flight with the FTV fleet achieving over 400 flight hours since tests resumed last July.

    By January 2019, FTV 2 and 3 were performing flight tests together out of the recently expanded Bell Flight Research Center at Arlington, Texas.

    On April 2019, was announced the Bell 525 will compete for the US Army FARA program




    Specifications


    Engine: 2 x GE CT7-2F1 1800 shp
    Capacity: 2 + 16
    Length: (m)
    Height: (m)
    Blades: 5
    Rotor diam.: (m)
    Disc area: (m2)
    Weight: (kgs)     Max: 8754
    Speed: (km/h)     Max: 306
    Range: (km) 926
    Ceiling: (m)
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)
    blueprints


    Derivatives & Versions


    ModelYearHistory
    360 Invictus 2022 Bell proposal for US Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft FARA programme. The Bell Invictus features a tandem cockpit, an enclosed c ...



    List of Operators of Bell 525 Relentless


    From Organisation with model 525 Relentless
    2012
    usa Bell Helicopter
        2012/   
    2016
    italy Mecaer
        2016/   
    2019
    ireland Milestone Aviation
        2019/   
    ireland Waypoint Leasing
        2019/   
    united arab emirates Abu Dhabi Aviation
        2019/   
    usa Africair Inc
        2019/   
    2020
    china Guangxi Diwang Group
        2020/   
    Construction Numbers on database of 525 Relentless or its versions

    6525




    Construction Numbers

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    C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    mockup US mockup
    62001 2015 US N525TA
    62002 US N525BK
    62003 US N525BN
    62014 2018 US N525BV
    62015 2019 US N525TY
    6 C/N.


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