Spirit AeroSystems Senior Vice President Speaks on Rapid Prototyping for the V-280
The Bell V-280 “Valor” defense helicopter is a primary example of Spirit innovation applied to the defense sector. The multi-mission platform, tiltrotor helicopter is designed for a range of environments and roles, including both attack and utility functions.
Spirit manufactured the composite fuselage for the V-280, delivering the first prototype in September 2015, a turnaround of just 22 months.
Spirit’s continued ability to design in flexibility and foster innovation within the defense sector makes a strong case for the long-term success of Spirit’s defense programs. Watch Krisstie Kondrotis, Spirit’s senior vice president of Defense Programs, describe Spirit’s positioning in the defense industry: