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Boeing awarded $19M contract for field service representatives for the CH-47

Boeing awarded $19M contract for field service representatives for the CH-47

Boeing Aerospace Operations Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded an $18,903,268 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for field service representatives for the CH-47 cargo helicopter platform and avionics. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 14, 2020. U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Sep-17

King Stallion and Chinook to battle for Israeli order

King Stallion and Chinook to battle for Israeli order

Israeli is looking to modernizing their heavy-lift helicopter fleet by replacing their CH-53 Yasur helicopters. The fleet has been in service for over 50 years and although they have recently been upgraded, a replacement is needed. The money for the replacement will come from the MoU of $38 billion signed in 2016 between Washington and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Aug-17

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Boeing Awards Components Manufacturing Contract to COTESA

Boeing Awards Components Manufacturing Contract to COTESA

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded Saxony-based COTESA GmbH a five-year contract to manufacture key components for the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. This is the first Boeing contract award to COTESA. “We are committed to bringing opportunities to German companies from across the Boeing enterprise and will continue to strive to bring the best of Boeing… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 05-Jun-17

Government of Greece– CH-47D Helicopters

Government of Greece– CH-47D Helicopters

WASHINGTON, Apr. 28, 2017 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece for CH-47D helicopters. The estimated cost is $80 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 27, 2017. The Government of Greece… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 25-May-17

Columbia Helicopters receives Boeing Gold Award

Columbia Helicopters receives Boeing Gold Award

Columbia Helicopters, Inc. has announced that it has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its CH-47 Chinook transmission repair efforts. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Portland, Oregon-based Columbia Helicopters received the award for maintaining a Gold performance rating for each month of the… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 17-May-17

Singapore Armed Forces faciltity at Oakey to have Au$50M upgrade

Singapore Armed Forces faciltity at Oakey to have Au$50M upgrade

A $50 million upgrade to the Singapore Armed Forces’ facilities at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre, has been awarded to Toowoomba-based construction company FKG Group. The project will include refurbishment of helicopter training facilities and the construction of new logistics and maintenance facilities and airfield infrastructure for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), which… Read more »

Source: Qld Government, 21-Nov-16

PCX Aerostructures Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone

PCX Aerostructures Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone

“We are humbled that the Army is honoring the many years of dedicated hard work our employees have devoted to the success of the CH-47 program by landing this helicopter at our headquarters.  In addition to our current staff performing outstanding work on this platform, in many cases their fathers and mothers also worked on… Read more »

Source: PCX Aerostructures, 26-Oct-16

Engine upgrades for US Army Chinooks under consideration

Engine upgrades for US Army Chinooks under consideration

Boeing is considering a Block 2 upgrade to the US Army’s CH-47 Chinook, while Honeywell tries to improve the power efficiency of the T55 turboshaft engine by 25% and reduce the fuel consumption by 8%. Honeywell aims to perform a rig test in November this year, reports Flight Global, giving them more information to design… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Oct-16

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LORD Corporation Announces CH-47 Product Qualification

LORD Corporation Announces CH-47 Product Qualification

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has announced product qualification for their Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) for the Boeing H-47 Chinook helicopter. Under contract with Boeing since Sept. 2013, LORD has completed all program milestones and has received final qualification approval for the state-of-the-art patented system… Read more »

Source: Lord Corp, 08-Sep-16

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Vector Aerospace may lay off 60 in UK

Vector Aerospace may lay off 60 in UK

A local news outlet in Portsmouth is reporting that 60 jobs at the local Vector Aerospace facility at Fleetlands are at risk after the company lost s contract. Portsmouth News says Vector had bid for the Digital Automatic Flight Control System upgrade programme for the Royal Air Force’s Chinook helicopter fleet. Steve Burnell from Boeing Defence… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Aug-16

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Australian Army receive three Chinooks over two months ahead of schedule

Australian Army receive three Chinooks over two months ahead of schedule

In a major boost to Army’s medium lift helicopter capability, CASG has delivered three additional CH-47Fs Chinooks two and half months ahead of schedule. The addition of three CH-47Fs to the existing fleet of seven significantly expands Army’s battlefield capability in the areas of air mobile, air assault, aero medical evacuation and amphibious operations, as… Read more »

Source: Australian DoD, 28-Jun-16

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CH-47 Chinook Rear Crew Trainer reaches milestone

CH-47 Chinook Rear Crew Trainer reaches milestone

Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) [TSX-V: BPL] together with Boeing [NYSE: BA], announced today that it has completed a major milestone in the development of the next-generation CH-47 Chinook helicopter Rear Crew Trainer with the integration of its Canadian-built fuselage with Boeing’s cockpit training simulator system. The fuselage is part of a forty-two foot-long mock-up… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop, 24-Jun-16

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FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

FL Technics has successfully completed a cooperation project launched together with the United States Armed Forces. Under the project, FL Technics provided support services as well as secured appropriate conditions for the maintenance of heavy-lift helicopters CH-47 Chinook conducted by the U.S. Army 160th SOAR (A). The U.S. Armed Forces chose Lithuania as its base… Read more »

Source: FL Technics, 07-Jun-16

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AEM to provide Internal PA system for Indian Chinooks

AEM to provide Internal PA system for Indian Chinooks

The Boeing Company has selected AEM (Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp) to supply the Internal PA System (IPS) for use on the CH-47 Chinook Helicopters for the Indian Government. This is the first time that the Chinook has been equipped with an Internal Public Address System, and AEM is pleased to provide the solution. “AEM has… Read more »

Source: AEM, 26-May-16

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L-3 Link CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers released for training

L-3 Link CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers released for training

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that two CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) it installed at the U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI Warrior Hall facility have been released for training. L-3 Link performed work on the CH-47F OFTs under a contract modification from CSRA, prime contractor on the U.S. Army’s Flight School… Read more »

Source: L-3 Link, 26-May-16

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Columbia Helicopters Chinook fights first fire

Columbia Helicopters Chinook fights first fire

Columbia Helicopters reported recently that they had added internal fire fighting tanks to its fleet of CH-47D Chinook helicopters this season, and now they have confirmed that their aircraft N471CH has fought its first fire in Minnesota. Working in the land of 10,000 lakes, the Chinook and crew fought a 100 acre fire and was… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

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Columbia Helicopters wins US Forest Service contracts

Columbia Helicopters wins US Forest Service contracts

With fire season rapidly approaching in the Western United States, Columbia Helicopters is prepared once again to assist in battling wildland fires. The Oregon-based company has five aircraft under contract with the U.S. Forest Service this season, and more helicopters could be made available if needed. “We have a long history of supporting Forest Service… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 22-Apr-16

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Australia retires a Chinook to War Memorial museum

Australia retires a Chinook to War Memorial museum

Chinook A15-202 was part of the army’s fleet of CH-47D Chinooks that were in near continuous use in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2013, and is the only D-Model in the fleet to have taken enemy fire — during an incident in 2009, for which the pilot was awarded a medal for bravery.  See full story

20-Apr-16

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Netherlands to receive another 12 CH-47F Chinooks

Netherlands to receive another 12 CH-47F Chinooks

“Boeing, Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $308,035,700 modification (P00042) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 (Holland) for 12 CH-47F helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of April 15, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $308,035,700 were obligated at the time of the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Apr-16

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CAE to upgrade two Royal Air Force Chinook simulators

CAE to upgrade two Royal Air Force Chinook simulators

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract amendment to CAE to upgrade two of the CH-47 Chinook dynamic mission simulators at CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) at RAF Benson. CAE will install the digital automatic flying control system (DAFCS) in each of the simulators to ensure concurrency with… Read more »

Source: CAE, 06-Apr-16

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Dallas Avionics to distribute Voyager Power Source from Avion Power

Dallas Avionics to distribute Voyager Power Source from Avion Power

Dallas Avionics is now a distributor of Avion Power’s Voyager Power Source. The Voyager is designed to start aircraft engines and provide auxiliary power. On a single charge, a Voyager provides 10 or more turbine engine starts, powers on-board electronics for an hour, or provides a combination of auxiliary power and starting power. Voyager is… Read more »

Source: Dallas Avionics, 06-Apr-16

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Australian Defence Force sued by family of pilot killed in 2011

Australian Defence Force sued by family of pilot killed in 2011

Lieutenant Marcus Case, 27, was killed and five other service personnel injured when a Chinook helicopter they were in crashed near the Aussie base at Tarin Kowt in May 2011  See full story See also HeliHub.com page for this accident – 30-May-11 Boeing CH-47D Tarin Kot, Afghanistan (1F)

Source: Herald Sun, 04-Apr-16

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Rotorcraft Modernization Efforts Back on Track, Officials Tell US Congress

Rotorcraft Modernization Efforts Back on Track, Officials Tell US Congress

Rotorcraft modernization, severely affected by budget cuts, is just now getting back on track, Army and Air Force officials told a House panel yesterday. Army Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, the military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Mar-16

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Boeing awarded $896M for 12 new and 27 upgraded CH-47Fs

Boeing awarded $896M for 12 new and 27 upgraded CH-47Fs

The Boeing Co., Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $896,929,889 modification (P00040) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for cargo (CH-47F) helicopter multiyear for production lot 14 for 27 renew helicopters and 12 new build helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 20, 2020.  Fiscal 2015 and 2016 other… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Mar-16

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AmSafe Bridport to supply cargo nets for Dutch Chinook and NH90 fleets

AmSafe Bridport to supply cargo nets for Dutch Chinook and NH90 fleets

AmSafe Bridport wins two contracts from the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the development and supply of internal cargo restraint nets for their NH90 and Chinook helicopters. Bridport, UK, March 2016: following a tender process AmSafe Bridport Limited has been awarded two contracts from the Netherlands DMO for the development and supply of internal… Read more »

Source: AmSafe Bridport, 16-Mar-16

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Honeywell awarded $9.5M for the repair of CH-47 T-55 engines

Honeywell awarded $9.5M for the repair of CH-47 T-55 engines

Honeywell International, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $9,585,183 modification (P00040) to contract W58RGZ-11-C-0039 for technical and logistics support for the repair of CH-47 T-55 engines.  Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 29, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $9,585,183 were obligated at… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-16

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First class of Canadian Chinook aircrews graduates

First class of Canadian Chinook aircrews graduates

During a ceremony held today at Garrison Petawawa, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) formally graduated its first class of CH-147F Chinook helicopter aircrews who took part in the new, comprehensive Field Trials Course. Photos of the event will be available for download at www.cae.com/photos. A total of ten RCAF CH-147 Chinook aircrew – six… Read more »

Source: CAE, 09-Feb-16

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All Metal MS supplies huge maintenance stands to Columbia Helicopters

All Metal MS supplies huge maintenance stands to Columbia Helicopters

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of solution-driven custom “safety first” Maintenance Stands, Fall Protection Platforms, Hangar Equipment and Specialty Tooling announced that it delivered a customized line of Fall Protection Platforms to Columbia Helicopters Portland, Oregon facility. All Metal developed the concept of designing an adjustable Fall Protection Platform,… Read more »

Source: All Metal MS, 21-Jan-16

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UK receives 60th Chinook

UK receives 60th Chinook

Boeing has confirmed delivery of the 14th Mk.6 Chinook to the UK’s Royal Air Force, taking its fleet to 60 aircraft.  The event also coincided with the 35th anniversary of Chinook operations for the UK. “Since they were introduced into service in 1980, our Chinook fleet has played an integral supporting role for British forces and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Dec-15

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QinetiQ wins £5.2m contract to support UK Chinook upgrade

QinetiQ wins £5.2m contract to support UK Chinook upgrade

QinetiQ has signed a £5.2m contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to independently evaluate Boeing’s Digital Automatic Flight Control System upgrades to the Chinook helicopter. As Boeing conducts a series of upgrades to the aircraft, QinetiQ will provide independent technical evaluation and advice to the MOD Chinook Project Team. QinetiQ will work with… Read more »

Source: QinetiQ, 29-Oct-15

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First Chinooks arrive at RAF Benson

First Chinooks arrive at RAF Benson

The first Chinook helicopters and around 150 personnel moved to RAF Benson on Wednesday as the Chinook Operational Conversion Flight joined their Puma colleagues. The Chinook Operational Conversion Flight, which will eventually see 6 Chinook aircraft based at RAF Benson, joined the Puma Operational Conversion Flight to form the combined Puma and Chinook Operational Conversion… Read more »

Source: Chinooks, 27-Oct-15

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Boeing confirms Indian Apache and Chinook order

Boeing confirms Indian Apache and Chinook order

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing [NYSE: BA] for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions. India will receive 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Both are the newest… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 30-Sep-15

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Indian Government confirms $10 Billion deal for 22 Apaches and 15 Chinooks

Indian Government confirms $10 Billion deal for 22 Apaches and 15 Chinooks

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) today cleared a multi-billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing. See Full Story

Source: The Economic Times, 25-Sep-15

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Dutch air force chief dissatisfied with US Army helicopter future plans

Dutch air force chief dissatisfied with US Army helicopter future plans

The U.S. military’s Future Vertical Lift program to develop new battlefield helicopters does not impress the top air force chief in the Netherlands. See Full Story

Source: UPI, 17-Sep-15

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Netherlands orders 14 CH-47F Chinooks, and upgrades 6 more

Netherlands orders 14 CH-47F Chinooks, and upgrades 6 more

[electronic translation] Defence bought 14 new Chinook transport helicopters and six modernize existing equipment. The number of Chinooks thus goes from 17 to 20. This was announced by Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert today in a letter to the Lower House. Defence now has 11 Chinooks of the type CH-47D, and 6 of the type CH-47F (NL).The… Read more »

Source: Ministrie van Defensie, 13-Sep-15

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Billings Flying Service Chinook on standby for Montana firefighting

Billings Flying Service Chinook on standby for Montana firefighting

A private contractor has been part the firefighting effort in Northwest Montana attacking fires from above. See Full Story

Source: Daily Inter Lake, 26-Aug-15

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Columbia Chinook added to Cal Fire fleet

Columbia Chinook added to Cal Fire fleet

CAL FIRE is beefing up their aerial firefighting fleet with a newly stationed “stage one,” or large, chopper at the Chico Municipal Airport. See Full Story

Source: KRCR News, 25-Aug-15

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Boeing wins $14M more work for Turkish and UAE Chinooks

Boeing wins $14M more work for Turkish and UAE Chinooks

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $14,579,980 modification (P00027) to foreign military sales contract (Turkey, United Arab Emirates) W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for Chinook helicopters, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012 other procurement funds in the amount of 14,579,980. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting… Read more »

Source: US DOD, 10-Aug-15

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Boeing awarded $7M for work on CH-47F for Turkey and UAE

Boeing awarded $7M for work on CH-47F for Turkey and UAE

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $7,451,859 modification (P00024) to a foreign military sales contract (W58RGZ-13-C-0002) to add additional unique statement of work effort for foreign military sales to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates for CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters. Purpose of the modification is to incorporate unique tasks required by the… Read more »

14-Jul-15

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Boeing Funds Bluedrop to Develop Rear Crew Trainer for Chinook Helicopter

Boeing Funds Bluedrop to Develop Rear Crew Trainer for Chinook Helicopter

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. a subsidiary of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPL) and The Boeing Company (Boeing) today announced a commitment to develop the next generation rear crew trainer for the CH-47 Chinook (Chinook) helicopter along with a five year commitment to support development and ongoing international sales. The Honourable Ed Holder,… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop, 09-Jul-15

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New commander for Chinook operating 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment

New commander for Chinook operating 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment

New York Army National Guard Capt. Kenneth Hilkert, a Seneca Falls resident, takes command of Detachment 1, Company B of the 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment Sunday morning, June 28 at the Army Aviation Support Facility here. The unit operates CH-47 Chinook helicopters, providing heavy lift support to Army and joint forces. Hilkert takes command… Read more »

Source: US Army, 29-Jun-15

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Boeing extends US Army Rotorcraft Support Partnership

Boeing extends US Army Rotorcraft Support Partnership

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a five-year contract extending the company’s partnership with Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD). The public-private agreement supports the overhaul of complex parts for U.S. Army AH-64 Apaches and CH-47 Chinooks and provides the Army direct access to Boeing’s expertise in platform service and supply networks. The contract includes a base… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 15-Jun-15

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Columbia Helicopters Names Bandy as Senior Vice President of Operations

Columbia Helicopters Names Bandy as Senior Vice President of Operations

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Bandy to Senior Vice President of Operations. He has been serving as the Vice President of Operations since 2012. In addition to his current responsibilities of the Flight and Operations Departments, Bandy will assume leadership over the Maintenance Department and the Quality, Engineering and Supply… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 03-Jun-15

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Dillon Aero wins $14M contract for weapon systems on US Army helicopters

Dillon Aero wins $14M contract for weapon systems on US Army helicopters

Dillon Aero,* Scottsdale, Arizona, was awarded a $13,987,456 firm-fixed-price multi-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for spare parts for the M134D weapons system in support of the CH-47, UH-60, MI-17, and OH-6 helicopters. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of May 15, 2018. Bids were solicited via the Internet… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-May-15

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Boeing wins $247M contract to revitalise AH-64 and CH-47 fleets

Boeing wins $247M contract to revitalise AH-64 and CH-47 fleets

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $247,094,589 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract to overhaul, repair, and recapitalize the AH-64 and H-47 airframe and weapons system. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Army Contracting Command,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Apr-15

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Netherlands requests 17 CH-47F Chinooks in $1.05 Billion deal

Netherlands requests 17 CH-47F Chinooks in $1.05 Billion deal

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for CH-47F Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.05 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 19, 2015. The Government… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 23-Mar-15

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Boeing awarded $713M contract to remanufacture 26 and build 4 CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing awarded $713M contract to remanufacture 26 and build 4 CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $713,896,061 modification (P00019) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for 26 remanufactured CH-47F helicopters, four new CH-47s, and the option of building two more CH-47s, and provides for over and above appropriated funding and obligates long lead funding for Production Lot 14. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Mar-15

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Boeing Military Aircraft appoints VP of Business Development

Boeing Military Aircraft appoints VP of Business Development

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today named Jeff Johnson, vice president, Business Development, Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA). He succeeds Tim Norgart, who recently retired from Boeing. Johnson will be based in St. Louis, Missouri, and report to BMA President Shelley Lavender. Johnson has been president of Boeing Middle East since March 2011, based in the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 20-Mar-15

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Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $45M contact for CH-47s from Korea, Turkey and UAE

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $45M contact for CH-47s from Korea, Turkey and UAE

Robertson Fuel Systems, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $45,352,938 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Korea, Turkey, UAE) to supply Extended Range Fuel Systems and associated support equipment for the CH-47 helicopter. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 3019. Bids were solicited via the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Feb-15

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Boeing threatens Chinook/Apache price increase to get India to sign contract

Boeing threatens Chinook/Apache price increase to get India to sign contract

India will have to fast-track the long-pending approvals for 22 Apache attack and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters if it does not want a major cost escalation in the two deals currently worth around $2.5 billion. See full story

Source: The Times of India, 16-Feb-15

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Helicopter simulators have saved Britain’s taxpayers £1 billion

Helicopter simulators have saved Britain’s taxpayers £1 billion

A huge white cloud envelops the cockpit of the Chinook helicopter as it settles into a hover ready for landing, blowing snowflakes from the ground into the air around the aircraft. See Full Story

Source: This is Money, 08-Jan-15

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Greece requests ten CH-47D Chinooks

Greece requests ten CH-47D Chinooks

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Greece for CH-47D Chinook helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Greece has requested a… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 15-Dec-14

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Terma signs MoU with Boeing to include Chinook EW enhancements

Terma signs MoU with Boeing to include Chinook EW enhancements

On Thursday, 30 October, Terma signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Boeing Company aiming to pursue a number of collaboration opportunities within the defense and aerospace area. Five other Danish companies within the defense industry did the same. Boeing and Terma are exploring applications of Terma’s expertise in technology and manufacturing related to composites, components,… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 31-Oct-14

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Boeing delivers 300th US Army CH-47F Chinook ahead of schedule

Boeing delivers 300th US Army CH-47F Chinook ahead of schedule

“This marks another benchmark for the CH-47F program,” said Lt. Col. Michael Hauenstein, the Army’s CH-47F product manager, Office of the Project Manager, Cargo Helicopters. “More importantly, we have met this benchmark ahead of schedule, within cost, and produced an aircraft that performs as required worldwide. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this if… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 28-Oct-14

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Workhorse Battalion concludes CH-47F verification process

Workhorse Battalion concludes CH-47F verification process

The “Workhorse” Soldiers of Company B, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade concluded their hands-on verification process of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter maintenance manuals. The product manager for the CH-47F Chinook helicopter, Lt. Col. Reese Hauenstein, was on hand Oct. 15 to reward the Soldiers of Company B, 603rd ASB with some challenge… Read more »

Source: Chinook, 24-Oct-14

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Boeing Ridley Park UAW Employees Approve New Contract

Boeing Ridley Park UAW Employees Approve New Contract

Boeing employees represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Local 1069 ratified an eight-year contract on Oct. 19. The represented employees work at the Boeing site in Ridley Park, Pa., and the contract will be in effect until 2022. “Our goal has always been to recognize the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 20-Oct-14

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Italian Army Takes Delivery of Its First Two ICH-47F

Italian Army Takes Delivery of Its First Two ICH-47F

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Italian Army has taken delivery of its first two ICH-47F Chinook helicopters during an official ceremony held at Vergiate plant (Italy) today. The ceremony was attended by the Italian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Claudio Graziano, the Director of ARMAEREO Lt. General Domenico Esposito and representatives from the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Oct-14

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Boeing awarded $499M CH-47 engineering support contract

Boeing awarded $499M CH-47 engineering support contract

The Boeing Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $499,144,082 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering logistical support services encompassing the technical, engineering, logistics, data analysis, technical data reproduction, supportability, and management requirements for pre-through post-production, sustainment, and fleet support for all H-47 helicopters variants, exercising delivery order 0001 at time of the award. Work location and funding… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Sep-14

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Boeing awarded $27M for improved CH-47 electrical system

Boeing awarded $27M for improved CH-47 electrical system

The Boeing Company, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $27,700,422 modification (0308) to cost-plus-fixed-fee contract W58RGZ-04-G-0023 for development, fabrication, testing and bench qualifying a modified electrical system that can be integrated into a twin engine, tandem rotor, which will result in an improved electrical system for the CH-47 aircraft. Fiscal 2014 other funds in the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Sep-14

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South Carolina National Guard moves into new hangar

South Carolina National Guard moves into new hangar

The $27.5 million Army Aviation Support Facility is home base for 10 helicopters — six Chinooks and four Lakotas — and 75 full-time soldiers.  See full story

Source: The State, 30-Jul-14

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Summit Aviation reaches Chinook support milestone

Summit Aviation reaches Chinook support milestone

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has completed its 200th depopulation of a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The program, which began at Summit in 2002, is designed to harvest parts from the United States Army’s “D” model aircraft to be installed onto new “F” or “G” models. The process starts with the… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 09-Jul-14

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Vector team achieve Boeing’s supplier gold rating

Vector team achieve Boeing’s supplier gold rating

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today that its Project Julius Team, responsible for the embodiment of the avionics upgrade to the UK MOD’s fleet of 46 Chinook aircraft, has obtained supplier ‘Gold’ status for their First Time Quality (FTQ). This is an… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 09-Jul-14

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Boeing release 2014 Q2 production numbers

Boeing release 2014 Q2 production numbers

In the second calendar quarter of 2014, Boeing produced 24 new-build helicopters, split as 9 Apaches and 15 Chinooks. This compares to 15 Apache and 17 Chinook aircraft in the previous quarter. Cumulative totals for 2014 after two quarters are thus 19 Apache and 32 Chinooks. By comparison, a total of 81 helicopters were built… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-14

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Boeing Completes Delivery of Canadian CH-147F Chinooks

Boeing Completes Delivery of Canadian CH-147F Chinooks

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Royal Canadian Air Force today celebrated the delivery of the 15th CH-147F Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopter, ensuring advanced operational capability for the Canadian Chinook fleet. “The Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopter project is making an exemplary contribution to the Canada First Defence Strategy,” said Col. Andrew Fleming, program manager for the Medium Heavy Lift Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 02-Jul-14

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Boeing Signs Rotorcraft Maintenance Agreements with Royal Netherlands Air Force, Fokker

Boeing Signs Rotorcraft Maintenance Agreements with Royal Netherlands Air Force, Fokker

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has signed separate agreements with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) and Fokker Technologies to explore advanced maintenance opportunities for Dutch rotorcraft and expand efforts to make the Netherlands a regional hub for military and civilian aircraft support services. Boeing and the RNLAF signed a strategic partnership agreement that builds on an… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 24-Jun-14

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RAF unveils first new CH-47F Chinook

RAF unveils first new CH-47F Chinook

The first of the RAF’s fourteen new Chinook helicopters have been unveiled today by the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, following its entry into service on time. During a visit to RAF Odiham in Hampshire, the home of the Chinook force, Philip Hammond also announced a new £115 million agreement with Boeing Defence UK to maintain… Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 17-Jun-14

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AAR expands support of US Army CH-47 recapitalization program

AAR expands support of US Army CH-47 recapitalization program

AAR (NYSE: AIR) has won a contract that expands its component repair support of The Boeing Company’s Helicopter Recapitalization Program for the U.S. Army. Under a five-year general terms agreement on Multi Year II, AAR will overhaul multiple components on the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. This is a significant increase over AAR’s portion of Boeing’s initial… Read more »

Source: AAR, 27-May-14

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The cost of a Boeing CH-47 Chinook is $25,891,028

The cost of a Boeing CH-47 Chinook is $25,891,028

The Department of Defence has issued this contract notice for a single helicopter – we assume it is the latest CH-47F model:- The Boeing Company, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $25,891,028 modification (P00009) to a firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract (W58RGZ-13-C-0002) to exercise the option purchase a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Work will be performed in Ridley… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-May-14

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Columbia Helicopters awarded $30M US Army Chinook contract

Columbia Helicopters awarded $30M US Army Chinook contract

Columbia Helicopters Inc.*, Aurora, Ore., was awarded a $30,552,180 firm-fixed-price contract for the after rotor head and the forward rotor head for the Chinook weapons system. The minimum quantity (combined for the rotor heads) is ten and the maximum quantity is 198. Funding and performance location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-May-14

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Boeing awarded $43M for CH-47F weapons system training

Boeing awarded $43M for CH-47F weapons system training

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa. was awarded a $43,340,932 modification (P00003) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0114 to support fielding new equipment and equipment training for units receiving the CH-47F weapons system. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $43,340,932 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion dated is Feb. 29, 2016…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Apr-14

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Lord Corp receives two-year Chinook vibration control contract

Lord Corp receives two-year Chinook vibration control contract

LORD Corporation has announced the award of a two-year contract with The Boeing Company to integrate and qualify an Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) for the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The purchase order was delivered and accepted in September of 2013 and a Preliminary Design Review was completed in January of 2014. Production is planned to… Read more »

Source: Lord, 15-Apr-14

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Boeing release first quarter production numbers

Boeing release first quarter production numbers

In the first calendar quarter of 2014, Boeing produced 27 new-build helicopters, split as 10 Apaches and 17 Chinooks. This compares to 15 Apache and 9 Chinook aircraft in the same period last year. A total of 81 helicopters were built in 2013, consisting of 37 Apache nad 44 Chinooks. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-14

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Kratos wins CH-47F Maintenance Training Systems contract

Kratos wins CH-47F Maintenance Training Systems contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has received a new multi-million dollar subcontract from USfalcon Inc. to upgrade CH-47F Chinook Avionics Trainers (CAT). Kratos will perform concurrency upgrade services to four of the simulators currently located at the U.S. Army’s 128th Aviation Brigade in Ft. Eustis, Virginia. Kratos is the original equipment… Read more »

Source: Kratos, 03-Apr-14

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TFAB Ground Systems awarded $76M for Chinook and Blackhawk engine diagnostics

TFAB Ground Systems awarded $76M for Chinook and Blackhawk engine diagnostics

TFAB Ground Systems LLC*, Madison, Ala., was awarded a $76,812,703 modification (P00005) to contract W9124J-12-D-0011 for engine diagnostic systems to ensure readiness of Chinook and Blackhawk helicopter engines.  Funding and work performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is May 24, 2018.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Mar-14

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Columbia Helicopters Adding Army Surplus CH-47Ds

Columbia Helicopters Adding Army Surplus CH-47Ds

 Columbia Helicopters is expanding its fleet of heavy lift, twin-rotor aircraft with the acquisition of five Boeing CH-47D helicopters, formerly operated by the US Army. The helicopters, originally manufactured in the early 1970s as CH-47C models, but upgraded in 1988 to the D-model configuration, will join the operator’s fleet of six Columbia Model 234 Chinooks,… Read more »

Source: AHSAFA, 28-Mar-14

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