Bell’s V-280 Valor advanced tiltrotor has reached 250 kt. airspeed as it continues to make progress under the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstration (JMR TD), the precursor to the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. The V-280 achieved 250 kt., en route to a target of at least 280 kt., at 80% proprotor speed, the most efficient rpm for cruise, Bell says. The aircraft has now logged almost 70 flight hours and 155 hr. of rotor turn time, the company ...

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