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  • Bell V-280 Valor

    Derived from V-22 Osprey
    2017









    News about Bell V-280 Valor



    Bell V-280 Agility Testing, 14-Jan-21 : #agility Bell V-280 Valor for the US Army Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition demonstrates its agility

    200 Flight Hours for Bell V-280 Valor, 21-Dec-20 : #FLRAA The Bell V-280 Valor competing in the US Army Future Long-range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition completed 200 hours of flight with more than 150 sorties through three years of flight testing

    External Cargo Loads with Bell V-280, 17-Dec-20 : #ExternalLoad Bell V-280 Valor tilt-rotor completes external cargo loads and tests new mission equipment integration including a newly installed Tactical Common Datalink (TCDL) and Lockheed Martin Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor (PDAS)

    Army Experimental Test Pilots Fly V-280 Valor, 19-Sep-20 : #Redstone US Army Redstone Test Center (RTC) Experimental Test Pilots (XPs) flew the Bell V-280 Valor as part of the US Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) preparations for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program.

    Astronics Power Systems for Bell’ FARA and FLRAA, 22-Jul-20 : #electric Astronics awarded contracts by Bell to develop electrical power systems based on CorePower products for FARA Bell 360 Invictus and FLRAA V-280 Valor programs

    Rolls-Royce Engines for V-280 Valor, 21-Jul-20 : #RollsRoyce Rolls-Royce to provide propulsion system for the refined Bell V-280 Valor design in the US Army Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition. The current prototype is flying with General Electric T64-GE-419 engines

    Bell Proposals for Future US Army Aviation, 24-Jun-20 : #FVL Bell is ready to revolutionize U.S. Army Aviation with the V-280 Valor and 360 Invictus for the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) / Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programs

    Thermoplastic Components Flight Tested on Bell V-280, 03-Jun-20 : #recycling GKN Aerospace’s thermoplastic ruddervators and recycled thermoplastic access panels successfully flight tested on the Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor, one of the first military aircraft flying with thermoplastic technology on board

    Manufacturing Evolution at Bell Helicopters, 03-Apr-20 : #manufacturing Bell produced 150 UH-1 Hueys per month in addition to 50 other helicopters in its peak production period during the Vietnam War. Now the factory is getting prepared for US Army’s Future Vertical Lift FLRAA and FARA programs and pave the way for urban air mobility aircraft

    Bell V-280 Selected to Continue in FLRAA Competition, 17-Mar-20 : #FLRAA US Army awards Bell contract for competitive demonstration and risk reduction (CD&RR) work to refined V-280 Valor design as part of the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program to replace the Black Hawk

    V-280 Delivering Results Beyond Expectation, 26-Dec-19 : After two-years of successful flight demonstrations the Bell V-280 Valor continues to show how it meets the challenges of future fights.

    Bell Teaming with Collins for US Army FARA, 27-Sep-19 : #FARA Bell in partnership with Collins Aerospace (ex Rockwell Collins) for the US Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) tender. Although the proposal has not yet been revealed will be using V-280 Valor and Bell 525 new technologies

    Marines Starts UH/AH-1 Replacement Process, 22-Sep-19 : #AURA The US Marine Corps launches the Attack Utility Replacement Aircraft (AURA) program for a next generation aircraft to replace current Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z Huey helicopters around 2030

    Higher Speed for Future US Army Tilt-Rotor, 29-May-19 : #HighSpeed US Army Research Laboratory developing new wind-tunnel for the future tilt-rotor aircraft that will be field by Army Aviation in the coming decades

    V-280 Valor Low Speed Agility Testing, 22-May-19 : #Valor The Bell V-280 Valor completed flight demonstrations of its low-speed agility key performance parameter (KPP) proving that the aircraft can deliver first-rate handling for pilots during low-speed maneuvers without sacrificing speed, range or payload

    26-Apr-19 - First Fast Rope and PDAS Flight for V-280 Valor #FastRope
    17-Apr-19 - PDAS 360-Degree Pilot Visual System on V-280 #PDAS
    23-Mar-19 - Bell and Rolls-Royce Teaming for Future Aircraft #engines
    24-Jan-19 - Bell V-280 Valor Reaches 280 Knots #Speed
    18-Dec-18 - One Year of Bell V-280 Valor #Valor
    30-Nov-18 - V-280 Wins "Best of What’s New in Aerospace" Award #PopularScience
    26-Oct-18 - Bell’s Flight Research Center Expanded #FRC
    18-Jun-18 - Bell V-280 Valor Celebrates Six Months #prototype
    15-May-18 - Bell V-280 First Ever Cruise Mode Flight
    22-Mar-18 - US Army Future Vertical Lift Plans
    13-Feb-18 - V-280 Flown by US Army Pilot
    08-Feb-18 - Bell V-280 Valor Reached Flight Speed of 80 Knots
    19-Dec-17 - Bell V-280 Valor First Flight
    19-Dec-17 - Spirit AeroSystems Built V-280 Fuselage
    09-Nov-17 - V-280 Moving Rotors For First Time
    04-Oct-17 - Bell V-280 Valor Rotors Ground Test
    06-Sep-17 - V-280 Valor Prototype 100% Completion
    17-Apr-17 - V-247 and V-280 at the AAAA 2017
    14-Nov-16 - Rockwell Collins to Assist in FVL Development
    03-Nov-16 - IAI Provides Nacelle and Seating Systems for V-280
    04-Oct-16 - ATEC Engine Demo for Future Vertical Lift Program
    29-Sep-16 - Bell V-247 and V-280 Tiltrotors at AUSA 2016
    21-Jun-16 - First Elastomeric Rotor Bearings for Bell V-280
    10-May-16 - US Army Aviation Seeking Runway-Independent UAS
    04-May-16 - Bell V-280 Valor Wing and Fuselage Joined
    09-Dec-15 - Design Software Used in the Bell V-280 Fuselage
    30-Oct-15 - US Army Discuss Future Vertical Lift Architecture
    22-Sep-15 - Spirit AeroSystems First Bell V-280 Fuselage
    15-Jun-15 - Major Assembly Starts on V-280 Fuselage Paris Air Show 2015
    22-Apr-15 - AAR to Support Bell V-280 T64 Engines
    26-Mar-15 - Bell V-280 Tiltrotor Mockup at Army Aviation Summit
    14-Oct-14 - IAI to provide Bell V-280 Valor Nacelle Structures
    14-Oct-14 - TRU Simulation + Training Agreement for V-280 Valor
    13-Oct-14 - T64-GE-419 engines to power Bell V-280 Valor
    08-Oct-14 - V-280 Valor Mockup on Display at AUSA
    05-May-14 - Eaton to provide hydraulic system for the Bell V-280
    05-May-14 - Meggitt to provide the fuel system for the Bell V-280
    05-May-14 - Astronics to provide power distr. systems for V-280
    07-Feb-14 - LORD to Manufacture Bell V-280 Components
    21-Oct-13 - Spirit to Manufacture V-280 Fuselage
    18-Oct-13 - AGC Over Wing Fairing for V-280 Valor
    17-Oct-13 - GKN to manufacture V-280 V-Tail
    16-Oct-13 - Bell V-280 Tiltrotor will be poweded by GE
    09-Oct-13 - Moog flight control system for the V-280 Valor
    08-Oct-13 - V-280 awarded US Army JMR-TD demonstrator
    09-Sep-13 - Lockheed Martin joins Bell V-280 Valor team
    05-Jun-13 - Bell V-280 Valor selected for Army JMR-TD
    10-Apr-13 - Bell Unveils V-280 Valor
    09-Dec-11 - Pentagon, Army developing future, next-generation helicopter fleet




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