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AUSA 2017: Bell to fly Valor soon

2nd October 2017 - 15:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London


The Bell Helicopter V-280 Valor is due to fly imminently as the vehicle is now 100% complete. The FVL technology demonstrator aircraft is being built for the US Army's Joint Multi-Role (JMR) programme.

Bell Helicopter’s Steve Mathias, VP, global military business development explained to Shephard the recent progress made on the tiltrotor with regards to its original financial projections and build progress aided by the digital workflow adopted by the company.

‘We are making exceptional progress on the V-280 Valor programme. We have 100% build… its been less costly and quicker than we had hoped for.

‘The whole concept of

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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