10-Mar-2023 Source: Billings Flying Service
Billings Flying Service (BFS) is in final negotiations to purchase six Netherlands Defense Ministry surplus Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters. The sale was approved by the Netherlands’ Defense Material Sales committee at the end of 2022.
“We are excited for the opportunity to increase our CH-47D fleet as we position ourselves for global expansion” said a BFS spokesperson. “We anticipate the contract will be executed within the next 30-days.”
Once the contract is signed the aircraft will be transported to Billings, Montana, to undergo an in-house reset and modification program to support the company’s heavy lift, aerial firefighting, and utility/infrastructure operations. Expected entry into service is late 2023 through 2024.