V-22 Osprey

February 11, 2012 - 9:25pm
AW609 Civil Tiltrotor

Agusta Westland Tilt Rotor Co. (AWTR) flew an AW609 (née BA609) tiltrotor at Arlington Municipal Airport yesterday. The company also provided an update on the program, which comes in the aftermath of AgustaWestland’s taking over full ownership of the 609 project when former partner Bell Helicopter relinquished its half last November.

AgustaWestland established AWTR to complete certification and bring the AW609 to market, with its U.S. headquarters based at AWTR’s new office-hangar complex at the airport.

February 1, 2012 - 3:15am
Eurocopter X4

Circumstances are colliding that will have significant impact on new civil helicopter development programs for the remainder of the decade. In the West, new civil programs are typically the byproducts of defense spending. And when it comes to dropping defense dollars and euros on new manned helicopter programs, the party might not be over, but it is definitely winding down.

January 10, 2012 - 3:30pm

Bell will build its new medium-twin Magellan helicopter in Texas, company CEO John Garrison revealed in a memo sent to employees yesterday.

November 13, 2011 - 10:38am
Bell-Boeing V-22

With production of the V-22 Osprey under its present, multi-year contract nearing conclusion, the Bell-Boeing industry team and its main customer, the U.S. Marine Corps, have brought the tiltrotor to Dubai for the first time ever.

November 13, 2011 - 7:04am
Bell 407AH

Bell Helicopter Textron has high hopes that three aircraft making their Dubai Air Show debuts–the Bell 407AH and 429, and Bell Boeing V-22 tiltrotor–will soon find permanent homes in the Middle East.

November 12, 2011 - 11:25am

A record number of exhibitors, maiden Dubai appearances of high-profile aircraft and the debut of the UAE Air Force’s flight display team are among the highlights of the Dubai Air Show 2011. But organizers note an even bigger milestone will be observed at this year’s show: The 40th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates.

October 1, 2011 - 11:30pm
Bell V-22 tiltrotor

Bell Helicopter is exploring new markets and missions for its Bell-Boeing Osprey V-22 military tiltrotor.

October 1, 2011 - 9:55pm

Even as other aviation segments struggled in the throes of a recession deeper and more enduring than anyone expected, the rotorcraft industry remained at least healthy. But is that going to last? If Heli-Expo 2011 in March was an indicator, the answer is “yes.”

July 31, 2011 - 10:45am

A Bell Helicopter spokesman denies that the company did anything improper in accepting approximately $300 million in U.S. Defense Department independent research and development (IRAD) funds to develop the Model 609 civil tiltrotor program. Bell announced in June that it is in the process of selling the 609 outright to co-development partner AgustaWestland.

July 21, 2011 - 10:20am

A Bell Helicopter spokesman denies that the company did anything improper in accepting approximately $300 million in U.S. Defense Department independent research and development (IRAD) funds to develop the Model 609 civil tiltrotor program. Bell announced last month that it is in the process of selling the 609 outright to co-development partner AgustaWestland.

 
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