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Bell’s tiltrotor V-280 Valor has ‘wow’ factor and plans to be key military aircraft

Demonstration flight of Bell’s new tiltrotor V-280 Valor

Demonstration flight of Bell's new tiltrotor V-280 Valor is touted as having twice the speed and twice the range of conventional military helicopters.
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Demonstration flight of Bell's new tiltrotor V-280 Valor is touted as having twice the speed and twice the range of conventional military helicopters.

With an eye-popping demonstration flight, Bell showed off its V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft for a crowd of dignitaries and the media on Thursday.

Bell built the V-280 in Amarillo and it can now be seen taking test flights from the Bell Flight Research Center at Arlington Municipal Airport. It’s designed to replace the current generation of military helicopters.

“There’s only one word to describe it — wow,” said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams.

Bill Hanna: 817-390-7698, @ fwhanna
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