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Farnborough 2016: V-280 mockup makes international debut

11th July 2016 - 08:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Farnborough

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Bell Helicopter has debuted its V-280 Valor mockup at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA 2016).

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.

Keith Flail, VP global military business development at Bell Helicopter, explained how the development of the V-280 is

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

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