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IAI supplies V-280 Valor components

4th November 2016 - 15:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Golan Industries and Lahav divisions are providing seating systems and nacelles for the Bell Helicopter V-280 Valor tilt-rotor aircraft, Textron announced on 3 November.

IAI’s Lahav division is supplying the nacelles while the Golan Industries division is supplying seating systems as part of Team Valor.

IAI deliveries for the V-280 started in May 2015 and concluded in August 2016. 

Lisa Atherton, Bell Helicopter executive vice president of military business, said: ‘IAI integrated seamlessly into Team Valor’s digital engineering and manufacturing environment and delivered highly specialised parts on schedule and with exacting detail.

‘In addition to the crew seats, IAI has provided more than 700 details and assemblies including sheet metal formings, fabricated composites, and additive manufacturing details. These are all vital elements which make up the V-280 Valor’s revolutionary fixed engine/rotating proprotor nacelles. IAI continues to be a vital and valued part of the V-280 programme.’

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