Spirit Will Build Fuselage For Bell V-280 Valor Tiltrotor Aircraft

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email
Part helicopter, part prop plane, the third-generation tiltrotor V-280 Valor will be used by the U.S. military.

The V-280 is shown here in this computer-generated image. (courtesy Bell Helicopter)

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Spirit Aerosystems will build the fuselage for the new Bll V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft.

the V-280 is the third-generation tiltrotor aircraft which began with the V-22 Osprey, developed for the military by Bell Helicopter and Boeing. The aircraft can take off an land like a helicopter. Once in the air, it's props tilt forward, providing the capabilities of a fast propeller plane.

In a news release from Bell, the company says the V-280 will have twice the speed and range of the US Army's current fleet and will serve a variety of roles, from fast troop transport to medical evacuations.

Bell Hellicopter is a subsidiary of Textron, the parent company of Cessna.

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