Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, opened its new Advanced Vertical Lift Center (AVLC) in Washington, D.C. that provides a setting for military customers, partners and policy makers to interact with new technology that is defining the future of vertical lift (FVL). Bell says it is increasing its presence in the region to offer opportunities for leaders to understand how advanced aviation technology such as the V-280 Valor can meet the urgent needs of the warfighter.

The Bell AVLC serves as a hub for aviation and policy decision-makers to experience how Bell’s innovative solutions can solve critical real-world challenges. It has:

  • a flight simulator where users can take control of the V-280 Valor,
  • a mission table that delivers an interactive and visual representation of how operational requirements can be met,
  • augmented reality demonstrations with hands-on training and maintenance support to remote locations and
  • virtual reality experience focused on giving operators an immersive look at how the V-280 is designed.