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Boeing release 2014 Q2 production numbers

Boeing release 2014 Q2 production numbers

4-Jul-2014Source: HeliHub.com

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

Boeing Completes Delivery of Canadian CH-147F Chinooks

Boeing Completes Delivery of Canadian CH-147F Chinooks

2-Jul-2014Source: Boeing

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

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

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

24-Jun-2014Source: Boeing

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

RAF unveils first new CH-47F Chinook

RAF unveils first new CH-47F Chinook

17-Jun-2014Source: Royal Air Force

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

AAR expands support of US Army CH-47 recapitalization program

AAR expands support of US Army CH-47 recapitalization program

27-May-2014Source: AAR

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

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

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

23-May-2014Source: US DoD

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

Columbia Helicopters awarded $30M US Army Chinook contract

Columbia Helicopters awarded $30M US Army Chinook contract

1-May-2014Source: US DoD

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

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

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

21-Apr-2014Source: US DoD

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

Lord Corp receives two-year Chinook vibration control contract

Lord Corp receives two-year Chinook vibration control contract

15-Apr-2014Source: Lord

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

Boeing release first quarter production numbers

Boeing release first quarter production numbers

7-Apr-2014Source: HeliHub.com

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... Read more

Kratos wins CH-47F Maintenance Training Systems contract

Kratos wins CH-47F Maintenance Training Systems contract

3-Apr-2014Source: Kratos

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

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

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

30-Mar-2014Source: US DoD

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

Columbia Helicopters Adding Army Surplus CH-47Ds

Columbia Helicopters Adding Army Surplus CH-47Ds

28-Mar-2014Source: AHSAFA

 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

New Chinook facilities in Australia are a step closer

New Chinook facilities in Australia are a step closer

27-Mar-2014Source: DoD Australia

Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP, today announced that the $54.8 million Replacement Chinook Facilities Project, which supports the acquisition of seven new Boeing CH-47F Chinook Helicopters, has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works. “If approved, the facilities project will provide new and upgraded working accommodation, new maintenance... Read more

Billings Flying Service buys two CH-47D Chinooks

Billings Flying Service buys two CH-47D Chinooks

24-Feb-2014Source: Billings Gazette

Billings Flying Service are to have one flying within four months, with the second aircraft slated for refurbishment over next winter See full story The actual aircraft are N561AJ ex 90-00184 which sold for $3,500,500 N562AJ ex 90-00185 which sold for $3,003,762... Read more

Columbia Helicopters buys three CH-47D from US Army

Columbia Helicopters buys three CH-47D from US Army

18-Feb-2014Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters has announced the acquisition of three Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters. The aircraft were purchased from the United States government. These aircraft will join the company’s fleet of commercial super-heavy-lift helicopters which Columbia uses for its traditional markets. No specific projects or contracts are immediately identified for these aircraft. “We are pleased to add... Read more

Exelis to provide radios for US Army Blackhawks and Chinooks

Exelis to provide radios for US Army Blackhawks and Chinooks

4-Feb-2014Source: Exelis

Exelis has been awarded a Defense Logistics Agency contract  valued at $10.9 million to provide  ARC-201D radios for installation in U.S. Army UH-60M Blackhawk and CH-47F Chinook helicopters. The ARC-201D is the primary Army Aviation voice communications radio and the only qualified SINCGARS (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System) capable airborne radio for these two helicopters. It provides voice... Read more

Boeing helicopter deliveries up from 70 to 81 in 2013

Boeing helicopter deliveries up from 70 to 81 in 2013

29-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Boeing delivered 11 more helicopters in 2013 compared to 2012, with 81 aircraft comparing to 70. In 2013, Boeing delivered 37 Apache , approximately double the figure of 19 the previous year, with the Chinook line in Philadelphia down a little from 51 to 44.  The full quarter-by-quarter figures are shown below. 2013 Q4 Q3... Read more

CV International awarded $15M contract for helicopter maintenance platforms

CV International awarded $15M contract for helicopter maintenance platforms

28-Jan-2014Source: US DoD

CV International, Inc.*, Bend, Ore., was awarded a $15,916,531 firm-fixed-price contract for a modernized maintenance platform for CH-47, UH-60, AH-64, and OH-58 helicopters and for Unmanned Aerial System aircraft.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Jan. 27, 2019.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received.... Read more

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

2-Jan-2014Source: US DoD

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

US Army dispose of two CH-47D Chinooks

US Army dispose of two CH-47D Chinooks

9-Dec-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The GSA auction website – part of the US Government’s General Services Administration – is currently listing two CH-47D Chinooks for disposal, with a starting bid of $1,000,000. The pair were both built originally as CH-47C models and upgraded using Fiscal Year 1990 money, as follows Lot #91QSCI14005101 – built as serial B540 and registration... Read more

Korea requests fourteen CH-47D Chinooks

Korea requests fourteen CH-47D Chinooks

5-Dec-2013Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for CH-47D Model Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $151 million. The Republic of Korea has requested a possible sale of: 14 CH-47D Model Aircraft to include T55-GA-714A... Read more

Aero Precision signs distributorship with Pall Aerospace

Aero Precision signs distributorship with Pall Aerospace

4-Dec-2013Source: Aero Precision

Aero Precision, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today a new worldwide partnership agreement with the Pall Aerospace division of Pall Corporation for marketing, distribution and repair of Pall products on several key military aircraft platforms. Pall Aerospace is a global leader in developing technologies and products to solve complex system contamination control problems on commercial... Read more

Columbia Helicopters assists Australia with CH-47D returns from Afghanistan

Columbia Helicopters assists Australia with CH-47D returns from Afghanistan

4-Nov-2013Source: AHS&AFA

Columbia Helicopters has been working with the Australian Army on preparations for the return of two CH 47D Chinook helicopters from Afghanistan.  The two helicopters flew some 5,600 missions since deployed there in 2006. The Portland-based company, which has a global reputation for expertise in maintenance of the CH 47 and other Boeing Vertol-built twin-rotor helicopter... Read more

Selex ES awarded £6.8M contract to equip more RAF Chinooks with Titan HD turrets

Selex ES awarded £6.8M contract to equip more RAF Chinooks with Titan HD turrets

29-Oct-2013Source: Selex ES

Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded a contract worth €8.1M (£6.8M) from the UK Ministry of Defence to supply further Titan 385ES-HD electro-optic turrets for the Royal Air Force’s fleet of CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters. The contract follows the successful delivery of 45 Titan turrets procured under previous contracts and will see 15... Read more

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

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

14-Oct-2013Source: LA Times

“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.... Read more

Boeing delivers 5th Canadian CH-147F Chinook

Boeing delivers 5th Canadian CH-147F Chinook

10-Oct-2013Source: Boeing

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

Rockwell Collins CAAS cockpit onboard first Canadian Chinook

Rockwell Collins CAAS cockpit onboard first Canadian Chinook

8-Oct-2013Source: Rockwell Collins

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

British Chinook Pilot Commended

British Chinook Pilot Commended

4-Oct-2013Source: RAF

A Royal Air Force Chinook pilot who skilfully guided his helicopter through dense fog to try and save an Afghan soldier’s life has been awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Bravery in the Air. Chinook Pilot Flt Lt Christopher Gent31-year-old Flight Lieutenant Chris Gent, of 27 Squadron at RAF Odiham, Hampshire, was among 23 RAF personnel... Read more

Libya looking to buy 22 Chinooks

Libya looking to buy 22 Chinooks

29-Sep-2013

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... Read more

Australia’s Chinook mission in Afghanistan complete

Australia’s Chinook mission in Afghanistan complete

17-Sep-2013Source: Australian DoD

Rotary Wing Group – Eight (RWG-8), the Australian Army Aviation Detachment, has completed its five-month mission in Afghanistan. RWG-8 marked the End of Mission during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) on 14 September. The KAF-based RWG consisted of two CH-47D Chinook medium lift helicopters operating throughout the Afghan summer months as part of the... Read more

Boeing awarded $19M MH-47G contract

Boeing awarded $19M MH-47G contract

17-Sep-2013Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $19,253,048 cost-plus-fixed-fee, non-option-eligible, non-multi-year contract modification (026106) of contract (W58RGZ-04-G-0023) to obligate funding for sustaining engineering on delivery order 0261 of basic ordering agreement for the MH-47G new build. Performance location will be Ridley Park, Pa., with funding from fiscal 2013 other procurement authority funds. This... Read more

Fleet Canada to supply CH-47 subassemblies

Fleet Canada to supply CH-47 subassemblies

17-Sep-2013Source: Fleet Canada

Fleet Canada Inc is proud to announce the award of a supplier contract from The Boeing Company to supply subassemblies for the Chinook CH-47 helicopter. This is an exciting development in the continuing growth at the facility, whose manufacturing history in the area dates back to 1930. The scope of work in this package includes... Read more

Boeing to highlight partnership opportunities at MSPO 2013

Boeing to highlight partnership opportunities at MSPO 2013

3-Sep-2013Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will highlight products and services capable of supporting Poland’s plans to modernize its armed forces at this year’s MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, including a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system and the AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The exhibition will be held Sept. 2-5 in Kielce. “We look forward to talking with... Read more

Avcorp Signs CH-47 Production Contract with Boeing

Avcorp Signs CH-47 Production Contract with Boeing

16-Aug-2013Source: Avcorp

Avcorp Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received a purchase contract from The Boeing Company for the production and supply of Tunnel Cover Assemblies for the CH-47 Chinook Helicopters. Each shipset of Tunnel Covers consists of several large and complex metal bonded aerostructures.  These Tunnel Covers act as access covers to the... Read more

RAF Chinook display team wins two more awards

RAF Chinook display team wins two more awards

5-Aug-2013Source: RAF

THE RAF Chinook Display Team repeat last year’s success and returned home with two more awards from the world’s largest military airshow, a grand total of four awards for the team so far this display season. The team picked up the Sir Douglas Bader Trophy for the Best Individual Flying Display and the Crew Challenge... Read more

Honeywell awarded $29M contract for CH-47 engines

Honeywell awarded $29M contract for CH-47 engines

2-Aug-2013Source: US DoD

Honeywell International Incorporated, Phoenix, Ariz., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, option-filled contract with a maximum value of $29,375,653 for the procurement of T-55 engines for the CH-47 Chinook aircraft.  There is a Foreign Military Sales option included in this contract for potential use in the future.  Performance location and funding will be determined with each order.... Read more

Congress looks into 2011 Taliban shoot-down which killed 30 US troops

Congress looks into 2011 Taliban shoot-down which killed 30 US troops

1-Aug-2013Source: Larry Klayman, Attourney

Last week, U.S. Representative for Utah’s 3rd congressional district and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on National Security, Jason Chaffetz, confirmed he will “dive into” the shoot-down of Extortion 17, a helicopter shot down by the Taliban killing 30 American special operators in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. The victims’ families met with... Read more

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

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

23-Jul-2013Source: US DoD

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

Iowa National Guard showcases new helicopter fleet

Iowa National Guard showcases new helicopter fleet

11-Jul-2013Source: Fox 18

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... Read more

Boeing awarded $17M for Australian and UAE Chinook work

Boeing awarded $17M for Australian and UAE Chinook work

4-Jul-2013Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $17,028,790 modification (P00009) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, multi-year, foreign military sales contract (FMS) (W58RGZ-12-C-0010) for the procurement of CH-47 cargo aircraft.  This FMS contract is in support of Australia and United Arab Emirates.  A combination of fiscal 2010, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012 procurement funds... Read more

Lockheed Martin Wins US Army Helicopter Maintenance Program

Lockheed Martin Wins US Army Helicopter Maintenance Program

26-Jun-2013Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received an aircraft maintenance and logistics contract with an initial funding value of $5 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to provide field and sustainment-level maintenance for U.S. Army helicopters. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will lead the Army’s Regional Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Central Operations at Fort... Read more

AAR Signs Partnering Agreement with Boeing to Support Royal Netherlands Air Force

AAR Signs Partnering Agreement with Boeing to Support Royal Netherlands Air Force

19-Jun-2013Source: AAR

AAR (NYSE: AIR) and the Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) have signed a formal partnering agreement that enables AAR to provide component maintenance, repair and overhaul support for Boeing rotorcraft owned and operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). The alliance focuses initially on components for the RNLAF’s fleet of Boeing Chinook CH-47s and Apache... Read more

Columbia Helicopters deploys to Western US wildfires

Columbia Helicopters deploys to Western US wildfires

17-Jun-2013Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters is responding to the sudden surge in fires across the western United States with four heavy-lift helicopters deployed to fires.  This includes two aircraft assigned to the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs, CO. The company also has a helicopter working on a fire near Santa Fe, NM, as well as one near... Read more

Boeing to Streamline Royal Netherlands Air Force Rotorcraft Maintenance

Boeing to Streamline Royal Netherlands Air Force Rotorcraft Maintenance

17-Jun-2013Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have signed the first-ever integrated contract for maintenance and spare parts for Chinook and Apache helicopters, which will save the Dutch military money and increase aircraft availability by merging two formerly separate supply chains. The $60 million Integrated Contractor Logistics Support (ICLS) contract will provide... Read more

Boeing to reduce Philadelphia workforce

Boeing to reduce Philadelphia workforce

6-Jun-2013Source: UAW Local 1069

In a letter to the union members he represents, Chris Owens, President of UAW Local 1069 says… Brothers and Sisters, As your president, it has been my pleasure to bring you good news on many occasions in the past.  Sadly, I have to confirm that the Boeing Company has come to this leadership and announced that they... Read more

Weatherhaven to make portable maintenance shelters for Canada’s Chinooks

Weatherhaven to make portable maintenance shelters for Canada’s Chinooks

28-May-2013Source: Canadian Defence

Today, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Delta – Richmond East announced the awarding of a significant subcontract that will create jobs in British Columbia and play an important role in supporting Canada’s Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Project. Weatherhaven, of Burnaby, British Columbia, has been awarded... Read more

Goodrich awarded $48M contract for CH-47 fuel controls

Goodrich awarded $48M contract for CH-47 fuel controls

14-May-2013Source: US DoD

Goodrich Pump and Engine Control Systems, West Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract with a maximum value of $47,957,667 for the procurement of a maximum of 1,500 fuel controls applicable to the CH-47 helicopter.  Fiscal 2013 Procurement funds in the amount of $2,364,200 are being obligated on this award.  One bid was... Read more

Eaton awarded $25M more for CH-47 hydraulic parts

Eaton awarded $25M more for CH-47 hydraulic parts

9-May-2013Source: US DoD

Eaton Aerospace, Jackson, Miss., was awarded a $25,021,735 modification (0002), to  previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-13-D-0060, for the procurement of hydraulic parts in support of the CH-47.  Fiscal 2013 Procurement funds are being obligated on this award.  The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.... Read more

RAF confirms Chinook Display Team for 2013

RAF confirms Chinook Display Team for 2013

3-May-2013Source: RAF

The captain for 2013 will be Flight Lieutenant Paul Farmer. This will be his second year with the Display Team. This year’s Co-Pilot is Flight Lieutenant Gareth Allen, the Display Manager Flight Lieutenant Kyle Thomas and the Rear Crew are Sergeants Andy Caldwell and Steve Jones. The season this year will be made all the... Read more

RAF Cosford Air Show Confirm Eye-Opening Helicopter Displays

RAF Cosford Air Show Confirm Eye-Opening Helicopter Displays

23-Apr-2013Source: RAF

The RAF Cosford 75th Anniversary Air Show team is excited to announce that a Chinook and an Apache helicopter from the MOD Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) will be coming to the event on Sunday 9th June. The Chinook helicopter, operated by the Royal Air Force primarily to support troop movements, will be joined by an... Read more

First flight of the newest UK Chinook

First flight of the newest UK Chinook

16-Apr-2013Source: Boeing

Boeing recently completed the first flight of the newest CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter for the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. The March 15 flight, at the Boeing helicopter facility near Philadelphia, happened ahead of schedule and confirmed initial airworthiness for the Mk6 Chinook. “This is a truly impressive achievement for both Boeing and the project... Read more

25th CAB named AAAA Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year

25th CAB named AAAA Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year

15-Apr-2013Source: US Army

Combat Aviation Brigade was awarded the Army Aviation Association of American Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year Award at the 2013 AAAA Annual Professional Forum in Fort Worth, Texas on April 11. The Brigade’s primary mission was to conduct full spectrum aviation operations, to defeat the insurgency, support and improve governance and development. Their efforts... Read more

RAF Chinook Pilot Honoured for Courage

RAF Chinook Pilot Honoured for Courage

26-Mar-2013Source: RAF

He is among a total of 27 RAF personnel named in the latest Armed Forces Operational Awards and Joint Commanders Commendations for their service in Afghanistan, Britain and around the world. Flight Lieutenant Christopher Gordon used his helicopter to shield the troops as they boarded the aircraft, resulting in the loss of one of his... Read more

Boeing awarded $18M contract for Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade

Boeing awarded $18M contract for Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade

22-Mar-2013Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Penn., was awarded a $17,900,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  This is a modification for the design and engineering services in support of the CH-47 Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, with an estimated completion date of March 18, 2017.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.... Read more

Eaton Aerospace awarded $9M contract for CH-47 axial pistons

Eaton Aerospace awarded $9M contract for CH-47 axial pistons

13-Mar-2013Source: US DoD

Eaton Aerospace, Jackson, Miss., was awarded a $9,336,811 firm-fixed-price, incrementally-funded contract. This increment is worth $394,680. The award will provide for the procurement of axial pistons that support the CH-47. Work will be performed in Jackson, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 8, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S.... Read more

L-3 awarded $18.6M contract for Chinook flight display units

L-3 awarded $18.6M contract for Chinook flight display units

8-Mar-2013Source: US DoD

L-3 Communications Avionics Systems, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., was awarded contract (SPRRA1-13-D-0026). The award is a firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for $18,631,032 for Chinook (CH-47) Helicopter flight display units. Location of performance is Michigan with a March 7, 2017 performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 Army Working Capital... Read more

Boeing awarded $40M of Chinook field service support

Boeing awarded $40M of Chinook field service support

7-Mar-2013Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $22,480,813 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for deployed field-service support for the CH-47 Fleet and the cargo helicopter project management office. Work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2015. One bid was solicited, with one bid... Read more

Beaver receives Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Beaver receives Boeing Performance Excellence Award

18-Feb-2013Source: Beaver Aerospace

Beaver Aerospace & Defense, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and global leader in the design and manufacture of custom and broad-range actuation technologies, today announced that it has received a 2012 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Beaver maintained a... Read more

Helicopter loading system lightens burden on soldiers

Helicopter loading system lightens burden on soldiers

18-Feb-2013Source: US Army

With a primary mission of moving troops, equipment and life-saving supplies on the battlefield, the Chinook helicopter remains the heavy lift workhorse for Army aviation. The Cargo Helicopters Project Office is constantly striving to improve, upgrade and provide modifications to the Chinook in order to reduce the burden on the Soldier. One of those needed... Read more

Dynamatic Technologies to make CH-47 aft pylon and cargo ramp

Dynamatic Technologies to make CH-47 aft pylon and cargo ramp

18-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Indian company Dynamatic Technologies Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Model Purchase Contract with Boeing for the manufacture of Aft Pylon and Cargo Ramp Assemblies for Boeing’s CH-47F Chinook Helicopter. The potential work is slated to commence by the end of 2014. This follows a contract which they signed with Bell for... Read more

Columbia announces Memorial Fund for families of Peruvian crash

Columbia announces Memorial Fund for families of Peruvian crash

16-Jan-2013Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters announces the establishment of a memorial fund that will assist the families of the seven employees who perished in a recent helicopter crash in Peru. The funds raised will be distributed equally among all families. The “CHI 241 Peru Memorial Fund” has been created at Wells Fargo banks, which can accept donations at... Read more

Engineering success at RAF Odiham

Engineering success at RAF Odiham

13-Jan-2013Source: Royal Air Force

Warrants Officer Dave Woodhead, 7 Squadron Warrant Officer Engineering, was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours. Warrant Officer Woodhead has shown over 35 years of exceptional dedication, leadership and devotion to duty. During this time he has deployed to numerous operations and has been previously recognised with various Commendations. Due to his innovative... Read more

Columbia Helicopters confirms Peru accident

Columbia Helicopters confirms Peru accident

9-Jan-2013Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters sadly confirms the loss of seven employees in a crash of a Model 234 helicopter in Peru. The employees included five American citizens and two Peruvian citizens. The helicopter was working near Pucallpa, Peru, under contract to support petroleum exploration operations. No other persons were on board the tandem-rotor helicopter when it was... Read more

Columbia Helicopters Chinook down in Peru with 7 fatalities

Columbia Helicopters Chinook down in Peru with 7 fatalities

8-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,... Read more

US Combat Rescue program questions as Boeing, Bell and AgustaWestland all pull out

US Combat Rescue program questions as Boeing, Bell and AgustaWestland all pull out

12-Dec-2012Source: Reuters

Industry executives said the Air Force bidding rules were so narrowly framed that they effectively excluded their aircraft from the competition. They said the terms favored Sikorsky’s Black Hawk and would not reward extra capability offered by bigger aircraft. (see full story)... Read more

Rockwell Collins awarded $16M for CH-47 software work

Rockwell Collins awarded $16M for CH-47 software work

4-Dec-2012Source: US DoD

Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $16,479,625 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of CH-47 software evolution support services.  Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2014.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal,... Read more

Héroux-Devtek wins multi-year CH-47 landing gear contract

Héroux-Devtek wins multi-year CH-47 landing gear contract

19-Nov-2012Source: Héroux-Devtek

Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX : HRX) a leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced that its Landing Gear products operations have been awarded a multi-year contract from The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) to manufacture the landing gear for the H-47 Chinook medium-to-heavy-lift helicopter. Under the terms of the agreement, Héroux-Devtek will fabricate the landing gear... Read more

SAIC Awarded $41M for helicopter crew member simulators

SAIC Awarded $41M for helicopter crew member simulators

13-Nov-2012Source: SAIC

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced that it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to integrate, test, and deliver 11 additional integrated crew member simulators for CH-47 and UH-60 helicopters under the Non-rated Crew Member Manned Module (NCM3) program. The follow-on single-award... Read more

Terma and NLR deliver mission planning system for Dutch Chinooks

Terma and NLR deliver mission planning system for Dutch Chinooks

30-Oct-2012Source: Terma

Chinook ACMS Mission Planning System delivered by Terma and National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) to 298 Squadron, the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). Following RNLAF’s recent procurement of six Chinook CH-47F helicopters – in addition to the current CH-47Ds already in service – Terma has provided the Mission Support System “ChAMPS” (Chinook ACMS Mission Planning System).... Read more

Honeywell’s Spectra Shield® ballistic material selected for US Army helicopters

Honeywell’s Spectra Shield® ballistic material selected for US Army helicopters

29-Oct-2012Source: Honeywell

Honeywell announced that its Spectra Shield® ballistic material will be used to improve armor protection on U.S. Army helicopters. The Protective Group, Inc. (TPG), a leading developer and integrator of lightweight composite armor for military aircraft, is incorporating Spectra Shield material into armor upgrades for U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. “Spectra Shield... Read more

Boeing awarded $185M contract for CH-47 support

Boeing awarded $185M contract for CH-47 support

8-Oct-2012Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Penn., was awarded a $185,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the performance based logistics services in support of the CH-47 Chinook helicopters and rotor blades.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2017.  The bid was solicited through the Internet,... Read more

Boeing to provide performance-based logistics for CH-47s

Boeing to provide performance-based logistics for CH-47s

7-Oct-2012Source: Boeing

The U.S. Army has awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] a five-year Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) contract for CH-47 Chinook support, an arrangement that reduces customer costs while allowing Boeing to invest in improving products and processes. The $185 million contract covers management of the production, overhaul and distribution of the Army’s supply of Chinook helicopter rotor blades.... Read more

Afghanistan heroism earns DFC for selfless Chinook pilot

Afghanistan heroism earns DFC for selfless Chinook pilot

7-Oct-2012Source: UK MoD

An RAF Chinook helicopter captain has been honoured for his ‘outstanding bravery and airmanship’ evacuating battlefield casualties while under heavy fire during a mission in southern Afghanistan. Flight Lieutenant Gerald Wyatt, known as ‘Gez’, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for his actions in last week’s Operational Honours and Awards List. His citation... Read more

Boeing awarded $19M contract for improved CH-47 Vibration Control Systems

Boeing awarded $19M contract for improved CH-47 Vibration Control Systems

7-Oct-2012Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Penn., was awarded a $17,090,939 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of the Improved Vibration Control Systems in support of the CH-47.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 28, 2015.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The... Read more

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