GE to power Bell V-280 Valor tilt rotor
October 17, 2013 By Carey Fredericks
Oct. 17, 2013, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has announced that GE Aviation will team with Bell on its V-280 Valor, a third generation tiltrotor.
"We are very excited to welcome GE to Team Valor. GE is a world-leading engine provider, and we are pleased they have made the strategic decision to align interests and resources with us on the Bell V-280," said John Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter. “Our combined rotorcraft expertise will ensure the highest levels of maturity and technical readiness for the US Army."
"GE is proud to team with Bell on the V-280 Valor with a proven propulsion system to support this technology demonstration," said Jean Lydon-Rodgers, vice president and general manager, GE Aviation Military Systems Operation. "GE continues to invest in next generation propulsion technology through the Future Affordable Turbine Engine (FATE) program. We look forward to providing the US Army with exciting, advanced technologies for Future Vertical Lift leading to a robust, durable engine that delivers tremendous performance and superior fuel consumption while meeting aggressive cost targets."
Team Valor is comprised of leading aerospace companies, bringing the best engineering resources, capabilities, and critical thinking in the industry to meet the Army’s needs. Additional team members will be announced in the coming weeks.