GE Aviation is newest member of Team Valor
GE Aviation said it would supply a proven propulsion system to support the V-280 Valor technology demonstration aircraft.
Jean Lydon-Rodgers, vice president and general manager, GE Aviation Military Systems Operation, said: ‘GE continues to invest in next generation propulsion technology through the Future Affordable Turbine Engine (FATE) programme. We look forward to providing the US Army with exciting, advanced technologies for Future Vertical Lift leading to a robust, durable engine that delivers tremendous performance and superior fuel consumption while meeting aggressive cost targets.’
John Garrison, president and CEO, Bell Helicopter, said: ‘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 strategic decision to align interests and resources with us on the Bell V-280. Our combined rotorcraft expertise will ensure the highest levels of maturity and technical readiness for the US Army.’
The V-280 Valor is Bell’s proposed solution to meet the US Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) requirements under the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) effort.
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