Moog Celebrates First Flight of Bell Helicopter 525 Relentless

2 July 2015

East Aurora, NY, July 2, 2015 – Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B), a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems, today celebrates the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless, designed and manufactured by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. Moog Inc. is the provider of the Bell 525’s fly-by-wire flight control actuators that control the helicopter’s heading and pitch in response to pilot commands. Moog’s triplex redundant Main Swashplate and Tail-Rotor Servoactuators offer increased performance and safety over conventional actuation systems.

“First flight represents a significant milestone in any program’s evolution,” said Tim Baptist, group vice president of Moog’s Aircraft Group. “What was accomplished today is a testament to the hard work and determination of a lot of dedicated people. I congratulate Bell Helicopter and everyone on the team who made this momentous occasion possible.”  

The Bell 525 is the world’s first fly-by-wire commercial helicopter, designed to operate safely and reliably in austere environments with decreased pilot workload. The aircraft integrates critical systems data to be easily accessible at-a-glance with the first fully-integrated touch screen flight deck designed for helicopters. Best-in-class payload, cabin, cargo volumes, comfort and egress complement the technological advancements on the aircraft. 

Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind turbines, marine and medical equipment. Additional information about the company can be found at

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525 Relentless First Flight

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