Bell’s Next-Generation Tiltrotor Takes Flight

Credit: V-280: Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter’s third-generation tiltrotor prototype, the V-280 Valor, achieved first flight at the company’s plant in Amarillo, Texas, on Dec. 18. A Bell spokeswoman confirmed that the V-280 took flight at 2:03 p.m. Central time, although the exact flight duration has not yet been confirmed. The...

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