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Bell hits last of JMR-TD key performance targets

21st May 2019 - 15:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


Helicopter manufacturer Bell has successfully completed all of the main performance standards associated with its Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) flight test efforts, having now demonstrated a low-speed agility key performance parameter (KPP) on its V-280 Valor.

Based on testing conducting at the company’s flight test and research centre in Fort Worth, Texas, pilots were able to command and control the aircraft at speeds of 40kts or less and in hover environments, an achievement that meets the US Army’s Level 1 Handling Qualities requirements, according to Paul Wilson, V-280 chief engineer at Bell.

‘The manoeuvres show the pilot has the ability to

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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