Bell 525 Helicopters Fitted with New FAA Certified GE Power Plant

The FAA has certified GE’s CT7-2F1, which is a major step toward clearing the Bell 525 Relentless for flight over the United States. The CT7-2F1 is the latest in GE’s CT7/T700 family of power plants, which collectively have logged more than 100 million flight hours, including both civil and military rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft. FAA personnel joined the 525 Flight Test Team back in November 2018 and are currently involved in certification flight testing in Yellowknife, Canada, in addition to the recent completion of snow testing certification in Rome, New York – right in Tactair’s backyard.  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. Tactair is proud to be a key supplier for the brake control system for the Bell 525.