Bell 525 Engine Receives Certification from Federal Aviation Administration

March 25, 2019
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“The last month has been the most successful to date, in terms of completion of certification milestones for the bell 525 program,” said Byron Ward, vice president, bell 525. “FAA certification for the aircraft’s engine is another major achievement, and we are that much closer to bringing the most advanced helicopter to market.” 

  • The Bell 525 program has accumulated more than 1,000 flight hours and over 1,350 hours of total turn time
  • The FAA joined the Bell 525 flight test team in November 2018 and is now actively involved in certification flight testing in Yellowknife, Canada and the recent completion of snow testing certification in Rome, New York
  • The final Bell 525 flight test vehicle is currently in Amarillo, Texas finalizing ground-based certification testing and is scheduled to fly at the end of March 2019