The Future of Vertical Lift (FVL) has taken shape, as a full-scale mockup of the Bell V-280 Valor. The Bell Helicopter FVL team solicited the prototype services of Roush Enterprises to create a full-scale mockup of the medium-class helicopter. Roush used the Bell aircraft design and adopted it for the mock-up in order to meet business development requirements focused on the U.S. Army customer.
According to Keith Flail, Bell Helicopter's FVL program director, "The mockup is more than a marketing tool. It helps developers visualize and understand the value of certain requirements, bringing the digital design to a 3D reality that allows soldiers to climb on and experience."