The aircraft is one element of the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Technical Demonstration initiative. For more info see,

 

Source: "Future Vertical Lift", AHS Staff, AHS web page, last accessed Dec 19, 2017

 

Specific background information for the V-280 Valor can be found in the following article,

 

Source: "FVL/JMR Tech Demo Update Special Section | Build Them and You Will Learn — Bell V-280 Valor", Richard Whittle, Vertiflite, January/February 2016, Pages 32-35

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

Primary manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: In development

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Convertiplane

Compound type: N/A

Lift configuration: Tilt shaft (x2)

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: GE T64-GE-419 turbine

Engine manufacturer: General Electric Company

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 17237 kg (38000 lb)

Max Range: 3889 km (2100 nm)

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