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

List of Operators of Bell 525 Relentless


From Organisation with model 525 Relentless
2012
usa Bell Helicopter
    2012/   
2019
ireland Waypoint Leasing
    2019/   
ireland Milestone Aviation
    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

5525




Construction Numbers

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
mockup US mockup : 12feb12 pictured unveil at Heli-Expo 2012
62001 2015 US N525TA : Bell Helicopter FTV1 from Apr15; 20apr15 pictured (pic1+
I offered bell the N number N525TX for their flagship a+
01jul15 f/f at Amarillo, TX
Oct15 accumulated 27 flight hours
01dec15 pictured (pic3) in trip from Amarillo to Arlign+
03feb16 pictured (pic4) on cold weather trials at Ala+
w/o 06jul16 pictured (pic5) impacted terrain in Ellis C+
16jan18 NTSB accident report
62002 US N525BK : Bell Helicopter FTV2 reg Apr15
Sep15 completed structural assembly and been painted
Oct15 in final stages of assembly
23dec15 pictured on first flight. BLUE
01mar16 on display at Heli-Expo 2016
Jan19 test flights from Arlington, Texas
21jan19 in Saskatoon, SK, Canada in route to Yellowknif+
62003 US N525BN : Bell Helicopter FTV3 reg Sep15; f/f 22sep16 in Amarillo+
62014 2018 US N525BV : Bell Helicopter FTV4 reg Aug17; f/f 31May18 in Amarillo+
5 C/N.


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