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UTC Unveils New Lightweight Ballistic Protection

UTC Unveils New Lightweight Ballistic Protection

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today unveiled a new Lightweight Ballistic Protection System (LBPS) for its Cargo On/Off Loading System (COOLS) for the CH-47 Chinook. Depending on the level of protection selected, the new LBPS can provide operators with up to 20 percent weight savings, helping to increase fuel… Read more »

Source: UTC Aerospace Systems, 24-Oct-18

Possible US Foreign Military Sale to the UK

Possible US Foreign Military Sale to the UK

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of sixteen (16) H-47 Chinook (Extended Range) helicopters for an estimated cost of $3.5 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of United Kingdom has requested… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 22-Oct-18

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First Apache and Chinook for India make first flights

First Apache and Chinook for India make first flights

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and India recently took a significant step toward modernizing the Indian Air Force’s helicopter fleet by completing the first flights of Apache and Chinook helicopters destined for delivery next year. “We look forward to delivering this phenomenal capability to India,” said David Koopersmith, vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift. “From… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 01-Aug-18

Netherlands signs combined Apache and Chinook sustainment contract with Boeing

Netherlands signs combined Apache and Chinook sustainment contract with Boeing

Boeing and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) signed a Combined Helicopter Support services agreement at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 14 that will provide maintenance, services and spare parts to the RNLAF’s fleet of AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The performance based logistics contract, called COHESU, is designed to drive… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 23-Jul-18

Boeing awarded $181M contract for Procurement of 156 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters

Boeing awarded $181M contract for Procurement of 156 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $181,253,232 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of up to 156 Multi-Year II Block I configured CH-47F Chinook helicopters. 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 Dec. 31, 2022. U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jul-18

Australian Chinook grounded amid cocaine ring allegations

Australian Chinook grounded amid cocaine ring allegations

The Australian Defence Force has had to ground one of its Chinook helicopter units after the accusation of a cocaine ring. The ten personnel who were tested included officers, maintenance workers, aircrew and one civilian employee. They all tested positive for traces of cocaine, amphetamines and ecstasy, while they were on the clock, reports 9… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-18

Australian Army extends contract with Rockwell Collins

Australian Army extends contract with Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Australian Army to provide extended avionics support for its fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters through a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract. The agreement extends to 2020, providing field service engineering, program management, logistics service and repair and overhaul for the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS)components installed on the aircraft and… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 22-Jun-18

Kawak receives STC for new CH-47 Chinook Internal firefighting tank system

Kawak receives STC for new CH-47 Chinook Internal firefighting tank system

Kawak Aviation has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its CH-47D Chinook aerial liquid delivery system (ALDS) and auxiliary hydraulic system. Working with customer Billings Flying Service of Billings, Montana, Kawak has achieved a more effective internal tank firefighting system. The 2,500-US gallon (9,463-liter) tank fills in under 40 seconds and can release a… Read more »

Source: Kawak Aviation, 15-Jun-18

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Boeing, Rohde & Schwarz Sign Agreement

Boeing, Rohde & Schwarz Sign Agreement

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Rohde & Schwarz have reached an agreement to offer Rohde & Schwarz’s next-generation software-defined airborne radio (SDAR) into the flight systems of H-47 Chinook helicopters. The R&S SDAR will give operators of the Boeing-built Chinook significant communications capabilities. “This is yet another example of how we can accommodate unique customer requirements,”… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 27-Apr-18

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Boeing partners with 10 German Aerospace Companies

Boeing partners with 10 German Aerospace Companies

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and ten German aerospace companies reached agreements today to partner on a range of business opportunities on the H-47 Chinook, a contender in Germany’s STH heavy-lift helicopter competition. The agreements with AERO-Bildungs GmbH, Aircraft Philipp, CAE Elektronik GmbH, COTESA, Diehl Defence, Honeywell, Liebherr-Aerospace, Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH, Rockwell Collins, and Rolls-Royce… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 26-Apr-18

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Program Executive Office for Aviation group is awarded

Program Executive Office for Aviation group is awarded

A group from the Program Executive Office for Aviation has been recognized by the Army for their environmental improvements to the Army’s cargo helicopter aircraft and equipment. The Secretary of the Army selected the System Safety Environmental Working Group from PEO-Aviation’s Cargo Helicopters project office to receive the Environmental Award for Excellence in Weapons System… Read more »

Source: US Army Environmental Command, 14-Mar-18

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German supplier wins five year Chinook parts contract from Boeing

German supplier wins five year Chinook parts contract from Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Aircraft Philipp Group GmbH today signed a five-year contract to manufacture machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter at its facilities in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. This is the first Boeing contract with Aircraft Philipp Group, which joins Boeing’s significant supplier base of more than 35 companies… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 20-Nov-17

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RAF to upgrade HC4 Chinook fleet

RAF to upgrade HC4 Chinook fleet

The UK is upgrading their Royal Air Force’s Boeing Chinook HC4 helicopters. The fleet will be brought to the new HC6 standard, reports IHS Jane’s. The 38 helicopters are being given Boeing Digital Automatic Flight Control Systems, replacing their analogue systems. This process is planned to take up to 12 months. They also are adding… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Aug-17

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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

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Vector gains Bell Gold award for Chinook support

Vector gains Bell Gold award for Chinook support

Vector Aerospace Corporation, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, , has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its support of the Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize top-performing suppliers who share its focus on first-time quality and on-time delivery. Vector’s component services team,… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 06-Jul-17

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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

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Columbia Helicopters Selects SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring

Columbia Helicopters Selects SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring

Columbia Helicopters, a leader in heavy-lift helicopter operations for commercial and government services, has selected SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring to improve real time awareness on their Chinook 234 missions. The SKYTRAC solution features real-time analysis of engine exceedances and operational deviations. The system also uses SKYTRAC’s Satellite Data Download feature to offload full flight logs… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 27-Feb-17

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Chinook Composite Blades Proven to give an additional pounds back to the solider

Chinook Composite Blades Proven to give an additional  pounds back to the solider

One of the critical technologies for the Chinook’s future is now proven. During recent flight tests at Boeing’s facility in Mesa, Ariz., the aircraft demonstrated the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blades (ACRB) give an additional 1,500 pounds back to the solider. Developed by Boeing and the U.S. Army, the ACRB is a new fully composite blade… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 23-Jan-17

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Moroccan Chinooks near completion of refurbishment at Columbia Helicopters

Moroccan Chinooks near completion of refurbishment at Columbia Helicopters

The Royal Moroccan Air Force had a good problem. They had just acquired three Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters from the US Army, the Moroccan’s had a requirement to bring the aircraft to an almost new condition before they could begin to operate them. The answer came from just under 6,000 miles away, in Aurora, Oregon…. Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 13-May-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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Boeing-Built CH-147F Maintenance Training Center Opens in Canada

Boeing-Built CH-147F Maintenance Training Center Opens in Canada

In 2013 and 2014, The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) took delivery of 15 new Boeing-built CH-147F Chinook helicopters, among the most capable and advanced variants of the legendary Chinook family. Now, the RCAF and Boeing have unveiled an equally advanced training facility for those helicopters. The Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopters (MHLH) Maintenance Training Center at… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 16-Apr-15

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First Canadian F-model Chinook flight engineer earns his wings

First Canadian F-model Chinook flight engineer earns his wings

Corporal Reid Bellamy achieved a significant milestone for his squadron – 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron – late last month. On February 24, 2015, the squadron’s commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Chris McKenna, presented CH-147F Chinook helicopter flight engineer (FE) wings to Corporal Bellamy. To earn his wings, Corporal Bellamy successfully completed operational cadre training for the new… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 20-Mar-15

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UK MoD Chinook support contract boost for Vector Aerospace Almondbank

UK MoD Chinook support contract boost for Vector Aerospace Almondbank

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Vector Component Services (UK) based at Almondbank, Perthshire, will share in a £420 million order that extends the support programme for the RAF’s fleet of 60 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. The contract, announced by Prime Minister… Read more »

Source: Vector, 19-Feb-15

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British Prime Minister Cameron Praises Boeing-led Chinook Support Program

British Prime Minister Cameron Praises Boeing-led Chinook Support Program

British Prime Minister David Cameron praised Boeing [NYSE: BA] for providing excellent value, and a close partnership with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD), which led to a five-year extension of the contract under which Boeing supports the Royal Air Force’s Chinook helicopters. “The Chinook support contract represents significant value for money for what… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 18-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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AETE team tests Chinooks in Canada’s North

AETE team tests Chinooks in Canada’s North

How vast is Canada’s North? Five Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) personnel from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, flew to Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert in August to test navigation systems on two CH-147F Chinook helicopters. Their mission – from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa, Ontario, to Alert, Nunavut, and then to Iqaluit, on Baffin… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 19-Nov-14

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Boeing Delivers First New-Build MH-47G Special Operations Chinook

Boeing Delivers First New-Build MH-47G Special Operations Chinook

Boeing completed initial flight and delivery of the first, new-build MH-47G configured Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command Sept. 29, 2014 – a full month ahead of schedule. “It is an honor to be trusted to design, produce and deliver this advanced capability for the Army Special Operations customer,” said Steve… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 02-Oct-14

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RAF Chinook pilot wins Distinguished Flying Cross

RAF Chinook pilot wins Distinguished Flying Cross

AN RAF pilot who saved the life of the Afghan governor of Helmand province by refusing to put his Chinook helicopter down even after a Taliban rocket took out part of its rotor blade has won the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).

Source: The Times, 08-Mar-09

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