Royal Engineered Composites wins Bell 525 Relentless contract

Royal wins work on the new Bell 525 Relentless helicopter.
A mock-up of the Bell 525 Relentless photographed at the 2012 Farnborough Airshow.

Full-size mock-up of the Bell 525 Relentless at the 2012 Farnborough Airshow (Credit: Terry Spruce)

Royal Engineered Composites, a manufacturer of advanced composite products for the aerospace industry, has been awarded work for the new Bell 525 Relentless helicopter. The composite components will be in support of the helicopter’s tailboom and cockpit assemblies.

The Bell 525 Relentless will feature sponsons on the aft fuselage for retractable wheeled landing gear and internally-stowed floatation devices. The sponsons will provide a weight-efficient and fuel-efficient configuration for high-speed flight.

The Bell 525 Relentless is a super medium helicopter with expected use in oil and gas industries, corporate/VIP transportation, emergency medical services, firefighting and parapublic transport.

The first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless is expected in late 2014.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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