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V-280 Valor Achieves 100% Completion

V-280 Valor Achieves 100% Completion

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… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 16-Oct-17

SB-1 Defiant and V-280 Valor to Fly in 2017

SB-1 Defiant and V-280 Valor to Fly in 2017

The Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstration (JMR-TD) will see its first planned flight in 2017 as the two rotorcraft that are currently being built by Sikorsky and Boeing and Bell Helicopters, are well on track. The JMR-TD is an Army project that aims to create advanced vertical-flight designs. Such designs could help replace the Army’s Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-16

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Bell progresses towards V-280 Valor demonstrator

Bell progresses towards V-280 Valor demonstrator

Earlier this week, the Boeing/Sikorsky team put out a statement detailing their acceptance by US Army on the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) project, the precursor to the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programme.  In the absence of any press statement from Bell, they have provided the following quotes from  Keith Flail, program director for the Bell V-280… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Aug-14

Sikorsky, Boeing Selected to Build Technology Demonstrator for Future Vertical Lift

Sikorsky, Boeing Selected to Build Technology Demonstrator for Future Vertical Lift

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) have been selected to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD), paving the way for the next generation of vertical lift aircraft. The U.S. Army Aviation Technology Directorate (AATD) selected the… Read more »

Source: Boeing Sikorsky, 13-Aug-14

AVX selects AdamWorks for JMR Phase I Technology Demonstrator Engineering

AVX selects AdamWorks for JMR Phase I Technology Demonstrator Engineering

AdamWorks (www.adamworksinc.com), a company that designs and manufactures lightweight high-strength composite structures, has been selected by AVX Aircraft Company to provide structural engineering services in development of its Joint Multi-Role (JMR) technology demonstrator helicopter. AVX Aircraft Company announced that the Aviation and Missile Research,  Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) of the U.S. Army has awarded AVX a Technology Investment… Read more »

Source: AdamWorks, 22-Oct-13

AVX Awarded Technology Investment Agreement for JMR-TD

AVX Awarded Technology Investment Agreement for JMR-TD

AVX Aircraft Company today announced that the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) of the U.S. Army has awarded AVX a Technology Investment Agreement to refine AVX’s objective aircraft design developed under a previous JMR contract and make preparations for building and flight-testing a coaxial compound helicopter technology demonstrator. AVX Aircraft Company… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 11-Oct-13

Army Awards JMR-TD Program Technology Investment Agreement with Bell

Army Awards JMR-TD Program Technology Investment Agreement with Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced that the U.S. Army has awarded a Technology Investment Agreement (TIA) for the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) program to Bell Helicopter based on its Bell V-280 Valor™. Bell Helicopter’s third generation tiltrotor design is on track to achieve first flight in 2017. “Team Valor… Read more »

Source: Bell, 08-Oct-13

AVX Aircraft Company Selected at Category 1 competitor for JMR-TD

AVX Aircraft Company Selected at Category 1 competitor for JMR-TD

AVX officials announced that AVX Aircraft Company’s submission for the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator has been selected by the U.S. Army as a category one proposal. AVX is now in negotiations with the Army. JMR TD contracts are expected to be awarded by mid- September 2013. The AVX proposal offers the capabilities the Army wants… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft Company, 07-Jun-13

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Bell V-280 Valor™ Selected for Army’s JMR-TD Program

Bell V-280 Valor™ Selected for Army’s JMR-TD Program

Bell  announced that the Bell V-280 Valor™, its third generation tiltrotor design, has been selected by the U.S. Army for the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) program. The Army is expected to award JMR-TD contracts by September 2013, with first flight scheduled for 2017. “The Bell V-280 Valor will provide the Army’s most sought-after capability with… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-Jun-13

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Bell launches V-280 tiltrotor concept at Quad-A

Bell launches V-280 tiltrotor concept at Quad-A

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), revealed today the Bell V-280 ValorTM, its offering for the Joint Multi Role/Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Technology Demonstrator (JMR/TD), at the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America’s (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth. “The introduction of the Bell V-280 Valor underscores our commitment to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Apr-13

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Sikorsky and Boeing partner for Joint Multi-Role Future Vertical Lift Requirements

Sikorsky and Boeing partner for Joint Multi-Role Future Vertical Lift Requirements

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE: UTX], and Boeing [NYSE: BA] signed a teaming agreement on Jan. 13 to submit a joint proposal in response to the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate solicitation for the Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) Phase 1 program. The JMR TD supports the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 20-Jan-13

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