Air Platforms

Bell Helicopter preps for V-280 ground test

12 September 2017

Key Points

  • Bell Helicopter is preparing for a ground test of its V-280 tiltrotor prototype
  • The ground test is an important milestone in an aircraft’s development

Bell Helicopter will soon perform its initial ground run, an important milestone in the development of its V-280 Valor tiltrotor prototype.

Company spokesperson Ashley Moore said in a 12 September email that an initial ground run is the first in a series of functional and aircraft system level tests during the restrained ground run phase. She said the V-280 prototype, for this test, will be completely built and run its systems in preparation to fly.

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