Bell 525 Relentless CT7-2F1 engine certified

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A file image of a Bell 525 Relentless helicopter in flight. (Bell)

GE Aviation declared the certificate to your engine on Monday (US time).

” Reaching FAA certificate is a good achievement for the CT7-2F1 program and the committed staff involved, ” GE Aviation executive product manager Elissa Lee said in a statement.

“ We are proud to support the Bell 525 Relentless with an engine made to meet its performance goals. ”

The CT7-2F1 engine comes with a brand new, improved-life high pressure engine, engine electronic control unit and a health and usage monitoring system (HUMS), GE Aviation said.

It’s part of this T700/CT7 family of engines that contain on about 25 helicopter types and fixed wing aircraft.

Meanwhile, the turboprop version of the engine powers aircraft such as the CN235 and Saab 340.

The Bell 525 Relentless moderate lift fly-by-wire commercial helicopter was made to seat up to 20 passengers. It has a maximum rate of 165kts plus a highest range of 560nm.

The aircraft, which has the Garmin G5000H touchscreen avionics suite in the flight deck, has accumulated about 1, 000 flight hours plus 1, 350 hours of complete turn time because flight tests began in July 2015, based on Bell.

Bell 525 vice president Byron Ward said yesteryear month was the most successful for the aircraft so far that the conclusion of certificate milestones, including that the company was now considerably closer to bringing the aircraft to market following certification in the engines.

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VIDEO: A glance at a Bell 525 Relentless flight test aircraft via the Bell YouTube station .