Bell Helicopter introduces the 525 âRelentlessâ super medium helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced today the world's first "super-medium" helicopter, the Bell 525 Relentless, at the 2012 Heli-Expo in Dallas. This latest version of the CT7 family is designed with an emphasis on low fuel consumption, low operation cost and other technical features to ensure aircraft meet the requirements of long range, high payload missions. The CT7-2F1 engine includes a high-tech Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) plus advanced materials, primarily in the turbine section. The Bell 525 Relentless is powered by the GE CT7-2F1 engine and is capable of capable of carrying up to 15 passengers. The helicopter is designed to support various mission configurations including oil & gas, search & rescue, helicopter emergency medical services and VIP/corporate transport.