Bell’s V-280 Tiltrotor Completes First Cruise Mode Flight

Credit: V-280: Bell
Bell’s V-280 Valor advanced tiltrotor has flown in cruise mode, with nacelles horizontal, completing the transition from vertical to forward flight for the first time. The first cruise mode flight was accomplished on May 11, with the aircraft reaching a speed of 190 kt. Built for the U.S. Army’s...

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