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Farnborough 2016: V-280 comes to the UK (video)

14th July 2016 - 14:00 GMT | by Gabriela Somarriba Rocha, Grant Turnbull in Farnborough


Shephard spoke to Bell Helicopter about the arrival of its V-280 Valor mock-up to UK shores, the first time it has made an appearance at the show.

Currently, the V-280 Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD), a US Army-led project, is approximately 60% built out in Amarillo, Texas. In April this year, Bell Helicopter coupled the wing and nacelles to the aircraft fuselage.

Programme officials are hopeful for a restrained ground run by the aircraft in the first part of 2017. In addition, the first flight of the tiltrotor is scheduled for September 2017.

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Gabriela Somarriba Rocha


Gabriela Somarriba Rocha

Gabriela Somarriba Rocha is a member of the video production crew at Shephard Media. She …

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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