Friday, 6 May 2016

Bell V-280 reached nacelles and fuselage assembly milestone

Bell Helicopter has reached a milestone with the successful joining of the V-280 Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator wing and nacelles assembly to the aircraft fuselage. The tiltrotor platform is scheduled to conduct its first flight in September 2017 before succeeding in going into the full scale Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase. 
The V-280 Valor at the assembly line
(Credit: Bell Helicopter - Textron)
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