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Bell to fly V-280 Valor Tilt-Rotor in September

Bell to fly V-280 Valor Tilt-Rotor in September

Bell’s new V-280 Valor tilt-rotor prototype is 95% complete and the company expects its first flight to be in September. The prototype was made for the US Army’s joint-multirole demonstrator programme, reports Star Telegram. The V-280 differs from the V-22 tilt-rotor, as the company decided to take the “lessons learned” from the V-22 and applied… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-17

Bell Presents V-280 Valor Prototype

Bell Presents V-280 Valor Prototype

Bell will be presenting a prototype of their new V-280 Valor tiltrotor at the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit. This year’s summit will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. They are showcasing the prototype as an offer to the Army’s Vertical Lift programme, reports Kansas.

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Apr-17

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Bell to exhibit at 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

Bell to exhibit at 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its show plans for the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, Tenn., April 26-28, 2017. The company will display its full-size mockup of the Bell V-280 Valor next generation aircraft, as well as the newly introduced Bell V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor model. “The Army Aviation Summit… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 19-Apr-17

Bell CEO Talks of Market Decline

Bell CEO Talks of Market Decline

A Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce ran on Tuesday, with CEO Mitch Snyder of Bell giving a talk on the decline of the commercial helicopter market. Snyder reports that the market decline has effected every rotorcraft company on a global scale. But although times are tough, he maintains that Bell is still developing new helicopters,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

IAI providing seats and nacelles for Bell V-280

IAI providing seats and nacelles for Bell V-280

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, continues to execute its plans for the V-280 Valor tiltrotor with the support of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) as part of Team Valor. IAI’s Lahav Division is supplying the nacelles and IAI’s Golan Industries Division is supplying the seating systems for the next generation tiltrotor and, along… Read more »

Source: IAI, 10-Nov-16

V-22 Workload for Bell, after layoffs

V-22 Workload for Bell, after layoffs

Bell is happy to report that although five staff members were let go recently due to market flux, their Amarillo facility is still the “centre of excellence for military aircraft assembly.” They are currently producing 20 V-22 a year, with officials stating that they are good on budget and ahead of schedule. They had a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-16

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

Bell announces Farnborough showcase

Bell announces Farnborough showcase

Bell have announced that they will Helicopter will showcase the Bell 407GXP at Farnborough Air Show, which opens next Monday in the UK.  The aircraft was shown this last weekend at Heli UK Expo, and is pending delivery to Topflight Helicopters – an order announced earlier this year at the HAI Heli Expo in Louisville. … Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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LORD Corp completes first rotor bearings for Bell V-280 Valor

LORD Corp completes first rotor bearings for Bell V-280 Valor

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – celebrated the completion of the first ship-set of the V-280 Valor elastomeric rotor bearings to Bell Helicopter for the V-280 Valor Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program. LORD designed and built the units in just 28 months at the LORD… Read more »

Source: Lord Corp, 22-Jun-16

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Bell mates V-280 Valor wing and fuselage

Bell mates V-280 Valor wing and fuselage

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has successfully joined the V-280 Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) wing and nacelles to the aircraft fuselage. The milestone occurred last week at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas. To download images of the wing and fuselage mate, please follow this link. “The V-280… Read more »

Source: Bell, 09-May-16

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Bell provide full details of Heli-Expo display

Bell provide full details of Heli-Expo display

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, HELI-EXPO 2016. Hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), this year’s show will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. While engaging with current and prospective customers, Bell Helicopter plans to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Feb-16

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Design software speeds V280 fuselage at Spirit AeroSystems

Design software speeds V280 fuselage at Spirit AeroSystems

When announcing the completion of the Bell V-280 tiltrotor fuselage at a September press conference, Bell Helicopter leadership applauded the Bell Helicopter/Spirit AeroSystems team for a job well done, ahead of schedule and within budget. This event marked the culmination of a successful first-time collaboration between the two companies. The sizing and analysis software Spirit… Read more »

Source: HyperSizer, 10-Dec-15

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First Fuselage for Bell V-280 Valor completed

First Fuselage for Bell V-280 Valor completed

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. [NYSE: SPR] announced it has completed the first fuselage to Bell Helicopter for the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program. The unit was designed and assembled in Spirit’s rapid prototyping facility in Wichita, Kan., in just 22 months. The composite fuselage is being prepped to ship to Bell’s Amarillo, Texas, facility for… Read more »

Source: Spirit AeroSystems, 24-Sep-15

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Bell explores civilian options for V-280 Valor

Bell explores civilian options for V-280 Valor

Bell Helicopter is reviving its vision of finding a civilian market for tilt-rotor aircraft. See Full Story

Source: Star Telegram, 24-Sep-15

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Major Assembly Starts on Bell V-280 Valor Fuselage

Major Assembly Starts on Bell V-280 Valor Fuselage

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Spirit AeroSystems Inc. (NYSE: SPR) today announced major assembly has started on the Bell V-280 Valor fuselage. “Spirit AeroSystems brings decades of composite manufacturing experience to the team which allows us to quickly build an aircraft like the V-280,” said Phil Anderson, Spirit AeroSystems senior vice… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Jun-15

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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

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Eagle Technologies named as a V-280 supplier

Eagle Technologies named as a V-280 supplier

Eagle Technologies, a veteran owned company, is proud to announce they will be part of a growing list of suppliers participating in the manufacture of the first Bell V-280 Valor technology demonstrator. Eagle Technologies will manufacture the proprotor blades for the first V-280 tiltrotor, an aircraft that has been selected to advance as part of… Read more »

Source: Eagle, 07-Apr-15

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Bell Exhibits V-280 Mockup at Army Aviation Summit

Bell Exhibits V-280 Mockup at Army Aviation Summit

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced its show plans for the 2015 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, Tenn., March 29 – April 1. The company will display its full-size mockup of the Bell V-280 Valor next generation tiltrotor aircraft. Follow this link to reach the media gallery for the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 30-Mar-15

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Bell to showcase models of 525, V-22 and V-280 at IDEX 2015

Bell to showcase models of 525, V-22 and V-280 at IDEX 2015

Bell Helicopter will showcase their commercial and military products to a global audience at the company’s exhibit at stand 03-C30. A model of the new Bell 525 Relentless fly-by-wire commercial helicopter will be on display, along with models of the company’s next generation V-280 tiltrotor and the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. “IDEX is considered by… Read more »

Source: Textron, 17-Feb-15

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AEDC to give $3M to Bell for new ramp

AEDC to give $3M to Bell for new ramp

Bell Helicopter will have a new ramp for testing its tiltrotors after the Amarillo Economic Development Corp. board of directors voted Thursday to give the company a $3 million construction grant. See Full Story

Source: Amarillo, 24-Nov-14

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Bell and TRU Simulation + Training Announce Cooperative Agreement

Bell and TRU Simulation + Training Announce Cooperative Agreement

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces today that Textron sister company, TRU Simulation + Training, will provide a high fidelity Flight Training Device (FTD) and Interactive Multi Media Instruction (IMI) virtual Maintenance Trainer for the Bell V-280 Valor™. “We are pleased TRU Simulation + Training is joining our growing team of aerospace… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Oct-14

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Bell and IAI Announce Cooperative Agreement

Bell and IAI Announce Cooperative Agreement

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces today that Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will be providing the nacelle structures for the 280 Valor™. “We are pleased IAI is joining our growing team of aerospace leaders and will be a part of the team investing in our next generation tiltrotor, the Bell V-280,” said… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Oct-14

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T64-GE-419 engines to power Bell V-280 Valor Demonstrator

T64-GE-419 engines to power Bell V-280 Valor Demonstrator

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today GE Aviation’s T64-GE-419 engine will power the Bell V-280 Valor demonstrator aircraft. The Bell V-280 Valor program has been selected to advance to build and fly an aircraft within the Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) initiative. JMR-TD is intended to reduce risk and inform… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Oct-14

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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

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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

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Astronics to manufacture V-280 Valor power distribution systems

Astronics to manufacture V-280 Valor power distribution systems

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Astronics Advanced Electric Systems will design and manufacture power distribution systems for the Bell V-280 Valor™. John Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter, says: “We are pleased Astronics is making the strategic decision to join our growing team of aerospace leaders and help… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-May-14

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Eaton to provide hydraulic system for V-280 Valor

Eaton to provide hydraulic system for V-280 Valor

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces today that power management company, Eaton (NYSE: ETN) will be providing the hydraulic system for the Bell V-280 Valor™ . John Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter, says: “We are pleased Eaton is making the strategic decision to join our growing team of aerospace leaders… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-May-14

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Meggitt to provide V-280 Valor fuel system

Meggitt to provide V-280 Valor fuel system

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Meggitt Inc. will be providing the fuel system for the Bell V-280 Valor™ . John Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter, says: “We are pleased Meggitt is making the strategic decision to join our growing team of aerospace leaders and help develop our… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-May-14

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Lord to manufacture Bell V-280 Valor™ Elastomeric Components

Lord to manufacture Bell V-280 Valor™ Elastomeric Components

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that LORD Corporation will design and manufacture elastomeric components for the Bell V-280 Valor™. “We are pleased LORD Corporation has made the strategic decision to join our growing team of aerospace leaders and help develop our third generation tiltrotor, the Bell V-280,” said John Garrison,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 09-Feb-14

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AGC Composites and Aerostructures to Manufacture Over Wing Fairing for Bell V-280 Valor

AGC Composites and Aerostructures to Manufacture Over Wing Fairing for Bell V-280 Valor

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that AGC Composites and Aerostructures will design, develop and manufacture the over wing fairing for the Bell V-280 Valor™. “We are excited AGC Composites and Aerostructures is joining Team Valor and will provide the over wing fairing for the Bell V-280 tiltrotor,” said John Garrison, president… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Oct-13

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Bell extends presence and commitment to US Army mission success at AUSA

Bell extends presence and commitment to US Army mission success at AUSA

Today Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its participation in the Association of the US Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, held Oct. 21-23. Bell Helicopter will showcase a full-scale representation of its Bell V-280 Valor third generation tiltrotor and provide program updates on the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior. “We are excited to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Oct-13

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Spirit to manufacture Bell V-280 Valor fuselage

Spirit to manufacture Bell V-280 Valor fuselage

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR) will design, develop and manufacture the fuselage for the Bell V-280 Valor™. “We are pleased Spirit has made the strategic decision to join Team Valor and will provide the fuselage for the Bell V-280, our third generation tiltrotor,” said John… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Oct-13

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Bell to display V-280 mock-up at AUSA Expo

Bell to display V-280 mock-up at AUSA Expo

See the Bell V-280 Valor full-scale mock-up and hear more about the next generation of vertical lift from Team Valor. You can also learn about the Bell OH-58F – the Army’s most affordable and trusted option for the modern combat scout mission. About Bell Helicopter Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Oct-13

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GKN Aerospace to manufacture Bell V-280 Valor™ “V-Tail”

GKN Aerospace to manufacture Bell V-280 Valor™ “V-Tail”

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that GKN Aerospace will design, develop and manufacture the V-tail aerostructure and ruddervators for the Bell V-280 Valor™. “We are pleased to announce GKN Aerospace, a world leader in composite aerostructures, is aligning their interests and resources to join Team Valor and will provide the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 17-Oct-13

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GE to power Bell V-280 Valor

GE to power Bell V-280 Valor

Today, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), will team with Bell on its V-280 Valor™, a third generation tiltrotor. “We are very excited to welcome GE to Team Valor. GE is a world-leading engine provider, and we are pleased they have made the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Oct-13

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Moog to Design, Manufacture Flight Control System for Bell V-280 Valor

Moog to Design, Manufacture Flight Control System for Bell V-280 Valor

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today thatMoog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) will design, manufacture and qualify an integrated flight control system, consisting of flight control computers, support software, and flight control actuation, for the Bell V-280 Valor™. “Moog is a premier flight control system provider, and we are pleased to team with… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Oct-13

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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

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Bell and Lockheed Martin team on V-280 Valor

Bell and Lockheed Martin team on V-280 Valor

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will work as a team on the Bell V-280 Valor™, making Lockheed Martin the first of Bell Helicopter’s V-280 program tier one team members. Additional team members will be announced in the coming months. “We are very excited about teaming with Lockheed… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Sep-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 takes 407AH to SOFIC 2013

Bell takes 407AH to SOFIC 2013

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today its participation in the annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) held May 14 to May 16 in Tampa, Fla. Bell Helicopter will feature an armed Bell 407 on static display, its first commercially qualified armed helicopter, a CV-22 model and 3-D interactive programs demonstrating… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-May-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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