Bell V-280 Valor

Twice the speed, twice the range of current helicopters

The Bell V-280 Valor provides warfighters strategic options, operational reach, tactical agility and overmatch at the point of decision. The Bell V-280 Valor design supports ground maneuver and is purpose built for the squad plus enablers. Safe and survivable, the design features integrated cabin armor, fly-by-wire component redundancy, state of the art countermeasures and performance. Bell Helicopter’s design to build technology used on the V-280 Valor significantly enhances manufacturing, assembly, and sustainability, while greatly reducing the total cost of ownership. Advanced tiltrotor speed and range provides commanders access not currently available. With more than twice the speed and range of current helicopter platforms, the Bell V-280 Valor provides access to get to the objective while providing superior agility at the objective. Team Valor’s mission equipment package enables enroute situational understanding through digitally fused reconnaissance, surveillance, intelligence and friendly force information. Airborne battle boards bring fused data and mission updates to the cabin for real-time tracking. The V-280 will provide technology overmatch at an affordable price point. The Future is Now.

500-800nm Combat Range
280 KTAS
4 Crew & 14 Troops
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Team Valor



Unmatched speed, range and payload.


Speed 280 KTAS
Combat Range 500-800nm
Strategically Self-Deployable 2100+nm Range
Troop Capacity Crew of 4 and 14 troops
Useful Load 12,000+ lbs
Situational Awareness Enhanced situational awareness and sensing technologies
Flight Control System Triple redundant fly-by-wire
Hover Out of Ground Effect (HOGE) Achieves 6k/95F
Ingress / Egress Two 6' wide large side doors for ease of rapid ingress/egress
Landing Gear Conventional, retractable landing gear

Aircraft Literature

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Product News

Experience the V-280 Valor at AUSA
​At AUSA 2017, Bell Helicopter will give people the chance to experience the revolutionary V-280 Valor and see how it will change future U.S Army operations. The V-280 interactive mock-up with...
Bell Helicopter Continues Longstanding Support of Army Aviation Community
While at the 2017 Army Aviation Association of America’s (AAAA) Mission Solutions Summit we had the joy of presenting two donations including a a $5,000 donation to the U.S. Army Aviation...
Bell Helicopter to Exhibit Future of Warfighting at Army Aviation Summit
Fort Worth, TX (April 17, 2017) – Bell...
IAI providing nacelle and seating systems for Bell Helicopter V-280 Valor Tiltrotor
Fort Worth, Texas (Nov 3, 2016) Bell Helicopter,...
Bell Helicopter to Display Latest Commercial and Military Products at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016
Fort Worth, Texas (October 10, 2016) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its participation at the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016 (JA2016) held October...
Bell Helicopter Exhibits Latest Tiltrotor Proposals At Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition
FORT WORTH, Texas (Sep 29, 2016) – Bell...