Bell Helicopter unveiled 525 Relentless
Bell Helicopter, the the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft, unveiled the world’s first “super- medium” helicopter, the Bell 525 Relentless, at the 2012 Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas.
The Bell 525 Relentless defines the new “super medium” product class – positioned at the upper end of the medium class. It features superior payload and range, cabin and cargo volumes and crew visibility.
The new Bell 525 Relentless will be powered by the reliable performance of world-class GE engines – the GE CT7-2F1.
This latest version of the highly successful CT7 family is designed with an emphasis on low fuel consumption, low cost of operation and with other technical features to ensure aircraft meet the requirements of long range, high payload missions. The CT7-2F1 engine includes a state-of-the-art Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) plus advanced materials, primarily in the turbine section
“The new Bell 525 Relentless is a culmination of our research and development efforts, which were informed by a representative product development panel of our customers, including PHi, an industry leader in helicopter operations. Relentlessly listening to our customers and using their feedback to provide them with the right product at the right time has been the winning combination,” said John Garrison, President & CEO, Bell Helicopter.