A joint venture betweenBoeing andTextronâ€™sBell subsidiary has handed over to the U.S. Navy the CMV-22B, an updated variant of a multimission platform built to carry cargo and personnel through aircraft carriers.
Textronâ€™s Bell subsidiary plans to use a Pratt & Whitney-built helicopter engine as auxiliary power unitÂ for its proposed helicopter design for the U.S. Armyâ€™s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program, Vertical Magazine reported Tuesday.
Textronâ€™sBell subsidiary is slated to test the autonomous flight feature of a tiltrotor aircraftâ€™s fly-by-wire control system as part of the U.S. Armyâ€™s one-year extension to the Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstration initiative, Asia Timesreported Tuesday.
Bell and Boeing seek to boost the mission readiness rate of the V-22 Osprey military transport aircraft by 10 percent to 12 percent through structural updates to the nacelle and changes to wiring types, Rotor & Wing International reported Wednesday.
The U.S. Navy issued in January a solicitation for a program to replace the TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopter trainer and companies such as Airbus, Bell and Leonardo have publicly announced plans to compete for the program, National Defense reported Friday.