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  • Bell 525 Relentless


    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 speculated that the Bell 525 could compete for the US Army FARA program but the manufacturer choice was the Invictus.

    On March 2021 was announced that the Bell 525 will enter service in 2022 to an undisclosed oil and gas operator.


    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)

    Derivatives & Versions

    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
    usa Bell Helicopter
    italy Mecaer
    ireland Waypoint Leasing
    ireland Milestone Aviation
    united arab emirates Abu Dhabi Aviation
    usa Africair Inc
    china Guangxi Diwang Group
    Construction Numbers on database of 525 Relentless or its versions


    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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