BELL MODEL 222
The Model 222 was designed to meet the needs of the worldwide commercial market. Primary design objectives were safety, efficiency, reduced cost of ownership, and superior handling qualities. From the test results the Model 222 is a fuel conservative, productive aircraft with excellent flying qualities. The 222 far exceeds the FAA requirements for fail-safe design and crashworthiness. Redundancy, 8g seats, crash resistant fuel tanks, and real twin-engine safety are examples. The latter refers to the fact that for any altitude at which the helicopter can hover OGE, it can continue to cruise if one engine fails. The aircraft will be delivered in early 1979 after the most comprehensive test program ever conducted on a commercial helicopter.
- Prepared for SAE Meeting, November 14-17, 1977.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Garrison, J R
- Waldrup, H H
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Aviation safety; Civil aviation; Costs; Crashworthiness; Design; Fail safe systems; Fuel conservation; Helicopters; Private aircraft; Vehicle design
- Identifier Terms: Bell helicopters
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft design; Aircraft safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Fail safe; Twin engines
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Energy; Finance; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00174313
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770951 Preprint
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM