NASHVILLE, Tennessee—As the Bell V-280 Valor continues cruising through test cards in Amarillo, Texas, the company now expects to meet all the key performance parameters set by the U.S. Army under the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) initiative “by the end of summer.” Jeffrey Schloesser, Bell’s executive vice president of strategic pursuits, tells Aerospace DAILY the next-generation tiltrotor prototype so far has achieved a speed of 140 kt. (half ...


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