Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Bell Reaches Deal with Meggitt, Astronics, Eaton for V-280 Tiltrotor
Source: Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter established cooperative agreements with Meggitt, Astronics and Eaton for systems on the company’s V-280 Valor Tiltrotor. Meggitt will provide the fuel system and Eaton will provide the hydraulic system. Astronics Advanced Electric Systems will design and manufacture power distribution systems for the rotorcraft.
The features of Bell Helicopter's third generation tiltrotor technologies within the Joint Multi Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) reduce risk and inform the requirements for the Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program. The V-280 is designed to feature increased maintainability and component and systems reliability, while providing twice the speed and range of the U.S. Army’s current fleet. The Bell V-280 Valor will offer commanders a combat maneuver platform with the unmatched operational agility and effectiveness to self-deploy and perform multiple vertical lift missions.
Team Valor is a group comprised of leading aerospace companies bringing the best engineering resources, industrial capabilities and critical thinking to meet the U.S. Army’s needs.
Related: Airframe News