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V-280 Valor Achieves 100% Completion


The Bell V-280 Valor prototype is 100% completed and closer to its first flight this fall


  • The Bell V-280 Valor prototype is 100% completed and closer to its first flight this fall
  • Bell V-280 Valor team

    Bell V-280 Valor team



Bell Helicopter, September 06, 2017 - The Bell V-280 Valor has achieved 100% build completion and moved one step closer to its first flight this fall.

The V-280 is the newest revolutionary aircraft in the tiltrotor family. The V-280 Valor was selected in August 2014 to advance, build and fly an aircraft within the JMR-TD program.

The V-280 has been designed to provide our military with the speed, range and operational productivity needed to complete any mission successfully and outmatch every opponent.

New innovations incorporated in the V-280 include stationary nacelles, which increases the ease of aircraft maintenance and safety of the ingress and egress. The newest tiltrotor offers fixed-wing high speed performance and low speed agility, giving soldiers and operators the option to select the best pace and maneuverability for their mission.

Team Valor

- Bell Helicopter : prime contractor
- Lockheed Martin : cockpit, avionics, distributed aperture system, Mission Equipment Package (MEP)
- MOOG : flight control computer and actuators
- IAI : nacelle structures and aircraft seats
- TRU Simulation and Training
- GKN Aerospace : v-tails and control surfaces
- GE : engines
- Spirit Aerosystems : fuselage
- Eaton : hydraulics system
- Meggitt : fuel system
- Astronics : electrical system
- Lord : elastomerics







Aircraft mentioned in this article :
Bell V-280 Valor N280BH     ( Bell Helicopter )

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