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Boeing awarded $277M contract for engineering and manufacturing development for the CH-47F Block II program

Boeing awarded $277M contract for engineering and manufacturing development for the CH-47F Block II program

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $276,641,287 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for engineering and manufacturing development for the CH-47F Block II program. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 27, 2020. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jul-17

Boeing to Modernize next-Generation Chinook

Boeing to Modernize next-Generation Chinook

Boeing [NYSE:BA] will build and test three U.S. Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernization effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company’s Philadelphia site. A recent $276 million Army contract will fund those helicopters, which will validate technology advancements that will increase the iconic helicopter’s… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 31-Jul-17

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Boeing awarded $14M contract for Foreign Military Sales of CH-47F Chinook parts to Netherlands and Turkey

Boeing awarded $14M contract for Foreign Military Sales of CH-47F Chinook parts to Netherlands and Turkey

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $14,297,933 modification (P00065) to foreign military sales (Netherlands, and Turkey) contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for obsolescent parts changes for CH-47F Chinook helicopters. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2010, 2015, 2016, and 2017 other funds in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Jul-17

Tata delivers first Chinook Crown and Tailcone to Boeing

Tata delivers first Chinook Crown and Tailcone to Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) today announced the delivery of the first crown and tailcone assembly for the Indian configuration of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter. Manufactured by TASL in Hyderabad, the parts will be delivered to Boeing for final assembly of the 15 helicopters on delivery to the Indian Air Force…. Read more »

Source: Boeing, 13-Jun-17

Boeing awarded $541M contract for production of 15 CH-47Fs

Boeing awarded $541M contract for production of 15 CH-47Fs

The Boeing Co., Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $541,088,553 modification (P00064) to foreign military sales (Netherlands) contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for production lot 15 CH-47F cargo renew and new build helicopters. Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2010, 2016 and 2017 other funds in the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-May-17

Foreign Military Sale of 48 CH-47F Chinooks to Saudi Arabia

Foreign Military Sale of 48 CH-47F Chinooks to Saudi Arabia

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.51 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 7, 2016…. Read more »

Source: DSCA, 03-Jan-17

Rockwell Collins to support cockpit equipment for U.S. Army

Rockwell Collins to support cockpit equipment for U.S. Army

Rockwell Collins recently won a follow-on service and support contract for its Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) on the U.S. Army’s CH-47F helicopter fleet. The contract covers up to 1,910 units by 2021. “Since its original installation, CAAS continues to enable Army aviation to safely perform highly demanding missions worldwide,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president… Read more »

30-Nov-16

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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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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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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Rockwell Collins to provide CAAS for India CH-47F fleet

Rockwell Collins to provide CAAS for India CH-47F fleet

The Boeing Company has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) for 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Indian Ministry of Defence. “We have a successful track record of integrating CAAS on Chinook helicopters that will ensure that the Indian Defence Ministry will receive on-time, on-budget, advanced avionics,” said Troy Brunk,… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 30-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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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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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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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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Boeing completes delivery of seven Chinooks to Australian military

Boeing completes delivery of seven Chinooks to Australian military

Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the seventh CH-47F Chinook to the Australian Army on budget August 10th, three weeks ahead of schedule, supporting modernization of Australia’s cargo helicopter fleet and eventually replacing the Commonwealth’s six older CH-47D Chinooks. The seven advanced Chinooks were ordered as part of a U.S. Government Foreign Military Sales agreement with Australia… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 14-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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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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Australia commissions first two CH-47F Chinooks

Australia commissions first two CH-47F Chinooks

We are pleased to announce the commissioning into service of the first two CH-47F Chinook ‘Foxtrot’ helicopters. This Project, which represents an investment of $631 million in Australia’s safety and security, will deliver seven Chinook Foxtrots and two flight simulators, with all major equipment deliveries scheduled for completion by August 2015. These helicopters, which will… Read more »

Source: Department Of Defence Ministers, 07-May-15

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Rockwell Collins delivers RNP-RNAV capabilities for the U.S. Army CH-47F Chinooks

Rockwell Collins delivers RNP-RNAV capabilities for the U.S. Army CH-47F Chinooks

The U.S. Army continues to bring additional levels of safety to CH-47F operators with a new Required Navigation Performance-Area Navigation (RNP-RNAV) upgrade from Rockwell Collins. The upgrade for CH-47F Chinooks equipped with Rockwell Collins’ Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) was most recently fielded with the Minnesota/Iowa National Guard, as well as the 25th Combat Aviation… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 01-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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New Chinooks enhance Cal Guard’s mission capability

New Chinooks enhance Cal Guard’s mission capability

New upgrades to an old workhorse are bringing added capability to the California National Guard’s helicopter fleet. The Cal Guard has been replacing its aging CH-47D fleet, which consists of aircraft originally built in the 1960s and ’70s, with brand new, high-tech CH-47F Chinooks. The first of 12 new CH-47F Chinooks arrived at the Cal… Read more »

Source: USCG, 12-Mar-15

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Camp Ripley lands a new helicopter simulator

Camp Ripley lands a new helicopter simulator

Miller Army Airfield on Monday welcomed the CH-47F Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulator TFPS on Monday. See Full Story

Source: BD, 14-Jan-15

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Kratos wins $1.4M Contract for MBRAT VIE CH-47F Avionics Training Systems

Kratos wins $1.4M Contract for MBRAT VIE CH-47F Avionics Training Systems

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the U.S. Army has purchased two of Kratos’ Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainer (MBRAT) Virtual Immersive Environment (VIE) training systems with the CH-47F Chinook Avionics configuration. The order is valued at approximately $1.4 million, including life cycle support services… Read more »

Source: Kratos, 13-Jan-15

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California National Guard receives first of 12 CH-47F Chinooks

California National Guard receives first of 12 CH-47F Chinooks

The first of 12 new CH-47F Chinook helicopters arrived at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Stockton, California, Nov. 6 after a cross-country flight. A Stockton flight crew from the 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment “Delta Schooners” flew the aircraft on a 2,200 nautical mile ferry flight from Fort Hunter in Savannah,… Read more »

Source: Chinook, 21-Nov-14

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New York Army National Guard Aviators Move Up to CH-47 Foxtrot Model

New York Army National Guard Aviators Move Up to CH-47 Foxtrot Model

New York Army National Guard aviators here are now operating the Army’s latest and greatest version of the venerable Chinook dual rotor helicopter: the CH-47F. “For the Soldiers it is a very big deal because of all the enhanced capabilities which the aircraft provides which is above and beyond the ‘Delta’ model,” said Capt. Brendan… Read more »

Source: US Army, 30-Oct-14

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Workhorse Battalion concludes CH-47F verification process

Workhorse Battalion concludes CH-47F verification process

Lt. Col. Reese Hauenstein, product manager for the CH-47F Chinook helicopter, gives a coin to a Soldier from Company B., 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade as they concluded their hands on verification process of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter maintenance manuals on Hunter Army Airfield Oct 15

Source: US Army, 28-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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New training system for ADF helicopter crews

New training system for ADF helicopter crews

A modern helicopter training system for Navy and Army personnel has been approved by the Australian Government, Defence Minister Senator David Johnston announced today. Senator Johnston said the new training system would better prepare Navy and Army aircrew to transition to the ADF’s current combat helicopter fleet, as well as the advanced helicopters entering service… Read more »

Source: Department of Defence, 27-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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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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Summit Aviation Prepares Army Chinook For Civilian Job

Summit Aviation Prepares Army Chinook For Civilian Job

Summit Aviation recently helped a veteran of military aviation, a Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopter, make a groundbreaking transition into a productive new role in civilian life, firefighting. Starting late last year, the U.S. Army began auctioning the Chinooks for civilian use. The auctions are the first time military Chinooks are being sold for non-military operations,… Read more »

Source: Summit, 12-Sep-14

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Boeing Delivers First U.S. Army Multiyear II Configured Chinook

Boeing Delivers First U.S. Army Multiyear II Configured Chinook

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered the first multiyear II configured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army one month ahead of schedule. The delivery was celebrated in a ceremony at the production facility in Ridley Township, Pa. “This delivery is an example of teamwork and commitment to the troops in the field,” said Col. Rob… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 30-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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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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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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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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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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Boeing awarded $15M for CH-47F Block II lightweight fuel system

Boeing awarded $15M for CH-47F Block II lightweight fuel system

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $15,800,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee for the design, development, build, and test of a CH-47F Block II Lightweight Fuel System as part of the Airframe Component Improvement Program. Fiscal 2014 other appropriation funds and work will be performed at Ridley Park, Pa. The estimated completion date is March 15, 2017…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Mar-14

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Boeing awarded $617M contract to build 6 and update 22 CH-47F helicopters

Boeing awarded $617M contract to build 6 and update 22 CH-47F helicopters

Boeing Co, Ridley, Park, Pa., was awarded a $617,676,589 modification (P0004) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0003 for the remanufacture of twenty- two CH-47F helicopters, six new CH-47F helicopters, and long lead funding for remanufacturing thirteen CH-47F helicopters.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $615,046,591 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jan-14

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Royal Netherlands Air Force begins training on upgraded Chinook simulator

Royal Netherlands Air Force begins training on upgraded Chinook simulator

CAE today announced it has completed a major upgrade to one of the Chinook dynamic mission simulators located at CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is now training its Chinook aircrews to both the CH-47D and CH-47F standards. The upgrade was done over the past two… Read more »

Source: CAE, 22-Oct-13

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Boeing charges US Army for new helicopter parts but uses old ones

Boeing charges US Army for new helicopter parts but uses old ones

“Boeing significantly overstated estimates” of new components needed for CH-47F helicopters and “primarily installed used parts instead” under a $4.4-billion contract awarded in 2008, according to the report, labeled “For Official Use Only” and obtained by Bloomberg News.

Source: LA Times, 14-Oct-13

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Boeing delivers 5th Canadian CH-147F Chinook

Boeing delivers 5th Canadian CH-147F Chinook

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fifth CH-147F Chinook helicopter one month ahead of schedule and only three months after the arrival of the first in June, expanding Canada’s military cargo capability while continuing the Chinook program’s history of excellence. “The Canadian Chinook is one of the most advanced military… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 10-Oct-13

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Rockwell Collins CAAS cockpit onboard first Canadian Chinook

Rockwell Collins CAAS cockpit onboard first Canadian Chinook

The Rockwell Collins Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) cockpit is featured on the first CH-147 Chinook helicopter that was delivered to Canada’s Department of  National Defence (DND) during a ceremony in Ottawa. “The CAAS cockpit will provide Canada’s military pilots with enhanced situational awareness and safety of flight while significantly reducing their workload,” said Troy Brunk,… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 08-Oct-13

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Libya looking to buy 22 Chinooks

Libya looking to buy 22 Chinooks

A Boeing  Senior Manager is quoted as saying that Libya  was thinking of buying six CH-47D and 16 CH-47F,  an upgraded version of the CH-47D .  See full story

29-Sep-13

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Canada’s first CH-47F includes contribution from Terma

Canada’s first CH-47F includes contribution from Terma

Terma North America Inc., a subsidiary of Terma A/S, Denmark is providing the Royal Canadian Air Force with first-of-its-kind capability on new Boeing [NYSE: BA] CH-47F Chinook helicopters. Terma supplies the Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) integrator for the recently delivered Canadian Chinook helicopter. The integrator – the Electronic Warfare Management System (EWMS) – features dual cockpit displays and integrates… Read more »

Source: Terma, 20-Aug-13

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Canada provides update on Chinook acquisition program

Canada provides update on Chinook acquisition program

As part of the Government’s commitment to strengthening the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the Department of National Defence (DND) is acquiring 15 advanced, multi-mission, medium to heavy-lift helicopters, or more specifically the Canadian version of the F-model Chinook (also known as CH-147F). This will continue to position the CAF as a first-class, modern, flexible force… Read more »

Source: Canadian Armed Forces, 31-Jul-13

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Boeing awarded $39M contract for CH-47F training work

Boeing awarded $39M contract for CH-47F training work

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum value of $39,619,052 for the logistics support and fielding and training services for units receiving the CH-47F. Fiscal 2013 procurement funds are being obligated on this award. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Jul-13

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Iowa National Guard showcases new helicopter fleet

Iowa National Guard showcases new helicopter fleet

The Iowa Army National Guard is very excited about having a new fleet with two new helicopter models – with six CH-47F Chinooks and two UH-72A Lakotas – see full story

Source: Fox 18, 11-Jul-13

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First Italian Army ICH-47F Chinook performs maiden flight

First Italian Army ICH-47F Chinook performs maiden flight

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first ICH-47F Chinook for the Italian Army successfully accomplished its maiden flight on June 24th at Vergiate in Italy. The aircraft took to the air for 15 minutes, performing as expected carrying out basic handling tests and main systems checks. This ICH-47F Chinook is the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Jun-13

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Canada’s first CH-147F Chinook due this week

Canada’s first CH-147F Chinook due this week

Media have been invited to join the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence responsible for military procurement and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, at a ceremony to mark the delivery of Canada’s first new CH-147F Chinook helicopter on Thursday, June 27 at 09:30 a.m.

Source: Canadian National Defence, 26-Jun-13

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Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Up to 215 Chinooks

Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Up to 215 Chinooks

In an agreement that will save the U.S. government more than $800 million, the Army and Boeing (NYSE: BA) have signed a $4 billion multi-year contract for 177 CH-47F Chinook helicopters, with the Army holding options that could increase its total buy to 215 aircraft. Deliveries from the agreement, which is a cost-effective alternative to… Read more »

Source: Boeing Defense, Space & Security, 12-Jun-13

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Three bidders remain for Australia’s military training plans

Three bidders remain for Australia’s military training plans

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly today announced that three Tenderers have been selected to progress Project Air 9000 Phase 7 which will provide a new helicopter aircrew training system to meet the future rotary wing training needs of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). AIR 9000 Phase 7… Read more »

Source: Australian Government, 31-May-13

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Aviation Brigade strengthens force with Chinook upgrade

Aviation Brigade strengthens force with Chinook upgrade

The Minnesota National Guard’s Bravo Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment – the Chinook outfit famous for taking the “All Night Long” moniker after their latest deployment – recently sent more than 80 percent of its pilots, flight engineers and crew chiefs to Fort Stewart, Ga., to become proficient on the upgraded… Read more »

Source: Minnesota National Guard, 08-Mar-13

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UK military awards CAE two simulator contracts

UK military awards CAE two simulator contracts

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recently awarded CAE two contracts for simulator upgrades and training services at CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF). A contract to provide both ground school and simulator aircrew training services at MSHATF for the Royal Air Force (RAF) on the Puma HC2 helicopter has been… Read more »

Source: CAE, 05-Feb-13

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US Army CH-47Fs aid stranded Alaskan oil rig

US Army CH-47Fs aid stranded Alaskan oil rig

The Royal Dutch Shell Arctic drilling rig Kulluk Salvage was hit with a storm New Year’s Eve that ran it onto an Alaska island and caused a power outage. The Kulluk is a circular drill barge that does not have propulsion, and needed heavy equipment to restore operational power. The U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 52nd… Read more »

Source: US Army, 11-Jan-13

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Upgraded British Chinook operational in Afghanistan

Upgraded British Chinook operational in Afghanistan

With an initial release to service granted in May 2012, RAF Chinooks crews were able to begin their operational work-up on the Mk 4 before declaring an initial operating capability in June 2012. This in turn allowed the first RAF crews to operate the Chinook Mk4 in support of UK security operations during the London… Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 11-Jan-13

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Boeing delivered 70 new helicopters in 2012

Boeing delivered 70 new helicopters in 2012

Boeing have released production figures for their fourth quarter and the whole of the 2012 year.  In this report they state that they built 19 new Apache and 51 new Chinook helicopters.  Destination countries were not stated. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-13

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UAE Air Force take delivery of two CH-47F Chinooks

UAE Air Force take delivery of two CH-47F Chinooks

HeliHub.com has been made aware by industry sources that the first two of a new order for CH-47F Chinooks for the United Arab Emirates have been delivered.  The pair arrived in the Middle Eastern country by air freight on Sunday or Monday of this week, and are serialled 2501 and 2502 and are understood to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-12

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Boeing awarded $8.6M contract for CH-47F cargo-platform health environment field demonstration kits

Boeing awarded $8.6M contract for CH-47F cargo-platform health environment field demonstration kits

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded an $8,645,717 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of CH-47F cargo-platform health environment field demonstration kits.  Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 28, 2013.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army Contracting… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Oct-12

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General Dynamics Canada awarded support contract for CH-147F

General Dynamics Canada awarded support contract for CH-147F

General Dynamics Canada has been selected by The Boeing Company to provide engineering support services on the CH-147F In-Service Support program. This is in addition to the Maintenance Training Suite / Contractor Maintenance Support package awarded to General Dynamics Canada by Boeing in July. Under the CH-147F Engineering Support Services program, General Dynamics Canada will… Read more »

Source: General Dynamics, 25-Sep-12

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Boeing awarded $81M for foreign military CH-47F sale

Boeing awarded $81M for foreign military CH-47F sale

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded an $81,107,666 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure CH-47F aircraft in support of foreign military sales.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of June 15, 2015.  The bid was solicited through… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Aug-12

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British Chinooks to have Selex Elsag’s HF comms systems

British Chinooks to have Selex Elsag’s HF comms systems

SELEX Elsag is to provide Boeing Defense, Space and Security with SRT- 270 High-Frequency radio communication systems to equip new CH-47 transport helicopters in the Mark (MK)-6 version, recently purchased by the British Ministry of Defense. The system will feature next-generation ALE (Automatic Link Establishment) capability, the international standard which allows rapid and reliable HF… Read more »

Source: Selex Elsag, 19-Jul-12

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Boeing CH-147F Chinook for Canada completes first flight

Boeing CH-147F Chinook for Canada completes first flight

The new Boeing [NYSE: BA] CH-147F Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopter for Canada is progressing ahead of schedule after making its first flight on June 24. “Boeing and the Canadian Department of National Defence are focused on delivering the next generation of advanced vertical-lift aircraft to meet the needs of the Canadian military today and well into the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 13-Jul-12

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Boeing delivers the 100th modified CH-47F Chinook

Boeing delivers the 100th modified CH-47F Chinook

Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the 100th modified CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army today in a ceremony at the company’s modification center in Millville. “The Boeing Millville team is proud to have delivered 100 modified Chinooks to the Army on time, using efficient, cost-saving processes,” said Peri Widener, Boeing vice president of Rotorcraft Support…. Read more »

Source: Boeing, 25-Jun-12

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450 Tactical Helicopter Sqn reborn under historical number

450 Tactical Helicopter Sqn reborn under historical number

The reactivation of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, which is to be the home of the Canadian Forces’ Chinook Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter, was formalized on May 2, 2012, by an official Canadian Forces order. As confirmed on May 2, 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, under the command of 1 Wing and based in Petawawa, Ontario, will be… Read more »

Source: Canadian Armed Forces, 11-Jun-12

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Boeing awarded $676M contract for 32 CH-47Fs

Boeing awarded $676M contract for 32 CH-47Fs

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $676,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 32 CH-47F new build cargo helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2015.  One bid was solicited, with one bid… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Feb-12

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Boeing awarded $21M contract for CH-47F training kit

Boeing awarded $21M contract for CH-47F training kit

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $21,852,317 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of initial production fielding support for each new equipment training site equipped with the CH-47 cargo helicopter.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2013.  One bid… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Feb-12

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Boeing picks Canadian firms for CH-47F in-service support

Boeing picks Canadian firms for CH-47F in-service support

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has selected three Canadian firms to receive the first group of work packages for in-service support of 15 Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters, designated CH-147F for the Canadian Forces. Following an open competition, Boeing chose the following suppliers: L-3 Communications MAS (Mirabel, Quebec): technical publications Raytheon Canada Limited (Calgary, Alberta): supply chain support… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 30-Jan-12

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Boeing awarded US Army contract for 14 more CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing awarded US Army contract for 14 more CH-47F Chinooks

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received a U.S. Army contract valued at approximately $370 million for 14 CH-47F Chinook helicopters to support Foreign Military Sales efforts. The aircraft will be delivered to the U.S. Army beginning in 2014; all but one are intended for Australia and the United Arab Emirates. “This new aircraft sale… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 12-Jan-12

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Boeing awarded $218M contract modification for CH-47F work

Boeing awarded $218M contract modification for CH-47F work

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $218,726,883 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure CH-47F Renew cargo helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2015.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Jan-12

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