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December 5, 2022, 11:01 PM

U.S. Selects Bell's V-280 Valor Tiltrotor For New Assault Aircraft

Bell's V-280 Valor tiltrotor technology beats Sikorsky and Boeing in battle to replace up to 4,000 Black Hawks for the U.S. Army.

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Detail of an airplane wing flying over Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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AMAC MRO facility in Bodrum, Turkey
Dec 6, 2022 - 1:18 AM
Switzerland’s AMAC enhances its VIP airliner services and portfolio of complementary subsidiaries, as completion of the first ACJ350 proceeds.
VistaJet chief commercial officer Ian Moore
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The ultra-long-range G700
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Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor airccraft
Dec 5, 2022 - 11:01 PM
Bell's V-280 Valor tiltrotor technology beats Sikorsky and Boeing in battle to replace up to 4,000 Black Hawks for the U.S. Army.
Embraer's planned 19-seat hybrid-electric regional airliner.
Dec 5, 2022 - 1:39 PM
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