Mock-up at Heli-Expo 2017
Role Research helicopter
National origin United States
Manufacturer Bell Helicopter
Status Concept

The Bell FCX-001 is an American conceptual helicopter design proposed by Bell Helicopter. It was first presented to the public at Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas on March 7, 2017.[1]

Design and development

On March 7, 2017, Bell Helicopter presented a conceptual, futuristic looking aircraft. The mock-up presented is configured for eight passengers, but will be capable of accommodating up to 12.[1] On top of the aircraft are five "morphing" main rotor blades which aim to allow the tip of each blade to move between different flight regimes.[2] This feature is supposed to maximize efficiency and performance and reduce noise. The airframe is slightly bigger than that of a Bell 412.[1]