50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Bell 525 completes hot weather testing

Download: Printable PDF Date: 16 Aug 2018 06:29 categories:
Publisher:
Bell 525 completes hot weather testing - Manufacturer publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: United States Aircraft: Helicopters

The Bell 525 flight test program has now accumulated over 1,000 hours of total test time with speeds exceeding 200kts at maximum gross weight limits.

Bell Helicopter is pleased to announce that the Bell 525 program recently completed hot weather testing in Yuma, Arizona at temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit as well as high altitude operations to density altitudes of 14,000 feet.

Earlier this year, the Bell 525 completed cold weather testing at temperatures down to minus 37 degrees Fahrenheit in North Manitoba, Canada.

The Bell 525 flight test program has now accumulated over 1,000 hours of total test time with speeds exceeding 200kts at maximum gross weight limits. The aircraft performance continues to meet or exceed all design specifications.

“We successfully completed hot weather testing last week in Yuma, Arizona,” said Troy Caudill, chief test pilot, Bell 525 program. “The aircraft performed very well and we are gathering test data for certification.”

The Bell 525 is preparing for FAA flight test participation in Q4 2018 and continues to make strong progress towards planned certification in 2019.



Loading comments for Bell 525 completes hot weather testing...


Recommended

“The NeXt Big Thing” and more from Pilatus

The business aviation industry is getting ready for NBAA-BACE 2019 in Las Vegas, it is lke big star of the theater waiting for the step to go from backstage to the scene lights. Pilatus Aircraft reser...

A digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance cross-fleet solutions

Airbus and Delta Air Lines are forming a digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance and health-monitoring solutions for airline customers worldwide from 2020. To be accessed via a unified...

AFI KLM E&M dedicated subsidiary for aircraft teardown business

Since 2016, AFI KLM E&M has been developing an aircraft teardown business to improve supplies of component and engine spares. Supporting maintenance activities Since 2018, for example, the G...

Asia’s Leading Private Jet Charter award goes to Sino Jet

Sino Jet has announced its strategy for continued growth in Asia Pacific. The company, which has just been awarded two coveted World Travel Awards 2019, has also further expanded in the Greater Bay Ar...