Bell V-280 Valor

Derived from V-22 Osprey
2017









News about Bell V-280 Valor



Bell V-280 Valor Celebrates Six Months, 18-Jun-18 : #prototype Bell V-280 Valor program advances and in its first 6 months the prototype achieved speeds up to 190 knots

Bell V-280 First Ever Cruise Mode Flight, 15-May-18 : Bell V-280 Valor for the first time flying in “cruise mode”

US Army Future Vertical Lift Plans, 22-Mar-18 : US Army Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team (FVL CFT) is focused on replacing CH-47 Chinook, AH-64 Apache and Black Hawk with a new family of aircraft that share a common architecture

V-280 Flown by US Army Pilot, 13-Feb-18 : For the first time an US Army pilot flown the tilt-rotor V-280 Valor at Bell’ test facility in Amarillo, Texas

Bell V-280 Valor Reached Flight Speed of 80 Knots, 08-Feb-18 : Bell V-280 Valor tilt-rotor reached a flight speed of 80 knots ~ 148 km/h flying at an altitude of 1,000 feet ~ 304 meters

Bell V-280 Valor First Flight, 19-Dec-17 : Bell V-280 Valor tilt-rotor has achieved first flight. Competing to be the next generation aircraft of US Army

Spirit AeroSystems Built V-280 Fuselage, 19-Dec-17 : Spirit AeroSystems designed and built fuselage for the Bell V-280 lifted off for the first time on December 18, 2017

V-280 Moving Rotors For First Time, 09-Nov-17 : The Bell V-280 Valor prototype achieved controlled conversion from 95 to 75 degree pylon and back for first time on October 26, 2017

Bell V-280 Valor Rotors Ground Test, 04-Oct-17 : The Bell V-280 Valor tilt-rotor begun ground run tests

V-280 Valor Prototype 100% Completion, 06-Sep-17 : The Bell V-280 Valor prototype is 100% completed and closer to its first flight this fall

V-247 and V-280 at the AAAA 2017, 17-Apr-17 : Bell V-247 and V-280 to be featured at the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, TN, April 26-28

Rockwell Collins to Assist in FVL Development, 14-Nov-16 : Rockwell Collins will assist the US Army in investigating advanced open-system architecture technologies for the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) aircraft

IAI Provides Nacelle and Seating Systems for V-280, 03-Nov-16 : IAI’s LAHAV Division supplies the nacelles and IAI’s Golan Division supplies seating systems for the Bell V-280 Valor tilt-rotor

ATEC Engine Demo for Future Vertical Lift Program, 04-Oct-16 : US Army contract to Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, for a demonstration engine applicable to future vertical lift combat helicopters

Bell V-247 and V-280 Tiltrotors at AUSA 2016, 29-Sep-16 : Bell Helicopter to feature the V-280 Valor and new V-247 Vigilant at the the 2016 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington DC, October 3-5

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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