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Kendall Goodman Joins AVX as VP FVL

Kendall Goodman Joins AVX as VP FVL

AVX Aircraft is pleased to announce that Mr. Kendall Goodman has joined the AVX management team as Senior Vice President Future Vertical Lift (FVL) and Advanced Programs. Mr. Goodman will report to Troy Gaffey, AVX Chairman and CEO. Mr. Goodman comes to AVX Aircraft from Bell Helicopter Textron where he was the FVL Advanced Configurations… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 24-Jan-17

US Marines Want Armed Drone ASAP to Escort V-22 Osprey

US Marines Want Armed Drone ASAP to Escort V-22 Osprey

The US Marines hope that when their V-22 Ospreys are airborne in 10 years, they will be escorted by a high-speed armed drone. The drone project, MUX (MAGTF Unmanned eXpeditionary) will be used as a temporary solution, until the FVL (Future Vertical Lift) project can take flight, replacing present helicopters with faster, manned VTOL aircraft…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Dec-16

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider flies for first time

Sikorsky S-97 Raider flies for first time

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary (NYSE: UTX), today announced the successful first flight of the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability. The first flight was conducted at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center (DFC) where the two-prototype… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 26-May-15

AAR to provide logistics support to Bell for T64 engines in V280 program

AAR to provide logistics support to Bell for T64 engines in V280 program

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (“Bell Helicopter”) awarded its Defense Systems & Logistics (DS&L) business unit a contract providing warehouse and logistics services in support of upgrading T64 engines for the Bell V-280 Valor technical demonstrator aircraft. The two-year agreement is the first between the global aerospace and defense contractor… Read more »

Source: AAR, 23-Apr-15

US Army Selects GE for Engine Controls Technology Development

US Army Selects GE for Engine Controls Technology Development

The U.S. Army selected GE Aviation to perform conceptual design and trade analysis on the Rotorcraft Advanced Engine Integrated Controls System (RAEICS) program. The 24-month project will develop a conceptual design of an advanced engine control system to enable innovative, high performance propulsion capabilities for Future Vertical Lift (FVL) platforms. RAEICS will assess innovative engine… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 07-Apr-15

Bell to Display V-280 Valor Mockup at AUSA

Bell to Display V-280 Valor Mockup at AUSA

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will showcase the full scale Bell V-280 Valor mockup at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting and exposition, held at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. next week from October 13 – 15. Attendees will get an up-close look at the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 09-Oct-14