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Airborne 02.26.14: New Bell Jet Ranger, ABQ To Host World Champs?, MV22 at OSH!

Also: AW609 Readying For Cert, Aero-TV On A PPC, WI Protects Airports, ALPA Wants One Level of Safety

The new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is a five-seat, single-engine, turbine helicopter. With a cruise speed of 125 knots, range of 360 nautical miles and useful load of 1,500 pounds, the Bell 505 is designed to be a multi-mission helicopter, designed to meet a wide variety of missions with a fully flat floor, increased cabin volume and clam shell doors.

The City of Albuquerque, New Mexico and the Balloon Federation of America is inviting the world’s hot air ballooning community to return to the Land of Enchantment for the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Championship. The Duke City is one of two sites bidding for the host role, the other is Saga, Japan. AgustaWestland announce that it has completed AW609 TiltRotor flight envelope expansion trials allowing the certification testing phase to commence as it makes progress towards FAA certification in 2017. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 02.26.14 is chock full of info in this thrice-weekly news period ending Wednesday, February 26th, 2014...

Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, Earl Downs, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:

  • Bell Intro’s New Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
  • Albuquerque Bidding For World Ballooning Championships
  • MV-22 Osprey Confirmed For AirVenture 2014
  • AW609 TiltRotor Completes Envelope Expansion Flight Trials & Progresses To FAA Certification Flying Phase
  • Classic Aero-TV: Seated On The Edge Of Forever - A PPC's Bird's Eye View
  • Bill to Protect Private Airport Owners Passes Wisconsin Legislature
  • ALPA: NTSB Hearings on Crash of UPS 1354 Reinforce Need for One Level of Safety

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