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  • Bell's new 525 Relentless
    Posted by Guy Norris 7:02 PM on Feb 12, 2012

    It's not often a new Bell helicopter emerges - but that's what happened today when the company's new 16-seat 525 Relentless was unveiled at the Heli Expo 2012 exhibition in Dallas, Texas. The 19,000 lb gross weight super medium machine is the largest helicopter yet built by Bell and is primarily aimed at long range transport markets such as the off-shore oil support business.

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    Configured with a five-bladed main rotor, twin GE CT7-2F1 turboshaft engines, the Relentless will have a BAE Systems fly-by-wire flight control system and the new ARC Horizon flight deck. This will feature the Garmin G5000H integrated avionics suite with high resolution, wide aspect ratio primary flight displays and multi-function displays. Bell says the system supports multiple display sizes and is scalable to support a large number of display and touchscreen controller configurations. “The landscape oriented displays have multi-pane capability that allows multiple pages to be viewed side-by-side on any of the displays,” adds Bell.

    Tags: tw99, HAI, HeliExpo, Bell, 525, Relentless, ba99

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