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Bell V-280 Valor: the new US Army Long-Range Assault Aircraft

Providence, R.I. (December, 5. 2022) – Bell Textron Inc. has been awarded the development contract for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program from the United States Army with the V-280 Valor tiltrotor. The aircraft was developed and tested as part of the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program that began in 2013. The Leer másBell V-280 Valor: the new US Army Long-Range Assault Aircraft[…]

Leonardo performs maiden flight of first production AW609 tiltrotor

Philadelphia, 19 October 2022 – The world’s first multirole tiltrotor programme, designed to redefine a range of commercial and public services, set a major milestone with the maiden flight of the first Leonardo AW609 production aircraft. This aircraft, produced by Leonardo Helicopters division, introduces unprecedented capabilities under a dedicated ‘powered lift category’ civil certification now Leer másLeonardo performs maiden flight of first production AW609 tiltrotor[…]

Clean Aviation rotorcraft demonstrators will fly in mid-2023

Within Clean Sky 2, the Clean Aviation rotorcraft demonstrators NextGenCTR and RACER, will take to skies by mid-2023. These two Fast Rotorcraft Innovative Aircraft Demonstrator Platform (FRC-IADP), with two different architectures of fast rotorcraft, are being developed and will be tested in flight: the Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor (NextGenCTR) demonstrator and the Rapid And Cost Leer másClean Aviation rotorcraft demonstrators will fly in mid-2023[…]

HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum first woman to pilot AW609

Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum visited Leonardo’s United States helicopter headquarters in Philadelphia and piloted the AW609 tiltrotor, setting a new and important milestone for woman pilots in civil aviation “I’m thrilled to be the first female pilot to test this revolutionary aircraft. This is not just a personal milestone but an Leer másHH Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum first woman to pilot AW609[…]

Cannon AFB partners with Bell Boeing to improve the CV-22 Osprey

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – On March 24, Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) delivered its third Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey to the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center, highlighting the growing organizational partnership established to advance the aircraft’s future reliability, sustainability, and mission readiness through nacelle improvement modifications. The nacelle is responsible for the Osprey’s critical vertical Leer másCannon AFB partners with Bell Boeing to improve the CV-22 Osprey[…]

Leonardo signs for four AW609 tiltrotor with a European operator

Rome, 08/03/2022 – The Leonardo AW609 tiltrotor sets another major milestone further expanding its future user base with the addition of an undisclosed and long-established European operator of Leonardo Helicopters. Under the signed agreement, this operator aims at introducing four AW609s to carry out a range of passenger transport missions supporting its point-to-point operations worldwide. Leer másLeonardo signs for four AW609 tiltrotor with a European operator[…]

Bristow and Overair sign MOU to Butterfly eVTOL aircraft

SANTA ANA, California, and HOUSTON, December 2021 – Bristow Group and Overair announced signed a MOU to collaborate on the development of Butterfly eVTOL commercialization plans. Overair, Inc. («Overair») is a developer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, and Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) is the world’s leading provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight Leer másBristow and Overair sign MOU to Butterfly eVTOL aircraft[…]

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