Amarillo, Texas (December 18, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that its V-280 Valor has achieved first flight.

The V-280 Valor is a next-generation tiltrotor that is designed to provide unmatched agility, speed, range and payload capabilities at an affordable cost.

This milestone represents exceptional progress on the V-280 development program and brings Bell Helicopter one step closer to creating the next generation of vertical lift aircraft for the U.S. military.

“We are thrilled to share in this success of the V-280 first flight with Team Valor,” added Mitch Snyder, President & CEO for Bell Helicopter. “The V-280 intends to completely transform what is possible for the military when it comes to battle planning and forward operations.” – Bell Helicopter

Featured image of Bell V-280 by Bell Helicopters

Bell V-280 Valor Achieves First Flight

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