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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

Boeing licences Héroux-Devtek to service CH-47 landing gear

Boeing licences Héroux-Devtek to service CH-47 landing gear

24-Sep-2012Source: Héroux-Devtek

Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX : HRX) a leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced that its Landing Gear products operations have received a license from The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) to service the H-47 Chinook aircraft landing gear in nearly a dozen countries. The license makes Héroux-Devtek eligible to offer its services to fabricate replacement... Read more

Boeing’s Ridley plant evacuated after 9/11 bomb threat

Boeing’s Ridley plant evacuated after 9/11 bomb threat

13-Sep-2012Source: Delaware County News

Boeing spokesman Damien Mills said as many as 500 employees at the facility were evacuated between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after an employee found a threatening note left in a restroom inside the plant’s main building. (see full story)... Read more

LIbya seeks ex-US Army Chinooks

LIbya seeks ex-US Army Chinooks

3-Sep-2012Source: Forecast International

The Libyan government is interesting in acquiring used United States Army Chinook helicopters, according to Boeing. Boeing, the manufacturer of the Chinook, is in discussions with the State Department about providing used Army CH-47E helicopters to Tripoli, according to Raymond Haddad, Boeing’s head of Chinook sustainment. This announcement was made on August 28 during a... Read more

Boeing awarded $37M for Chinook rotor blade tooling

Boeing awarded $37M for Chinook rotor blade tooling

17-Aug-2012Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $37,243,348 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the engineering services in support of the Advanced Chinook rotor blade tooling.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2015.  The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one... Read more

Boeing awarded $6M for Chinook blade overhaul

Boeing awarded $6M for Chinook blade overhaul

20-Jul-2012Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Penn., was awarded a $6,832,402 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the overhaul services in support of the Chinook aft and forward rotary blades.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2014.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The... Read more

Selex Galileo wins contracts for British Chinooks and US Army Apaches

Selex Galileo wins contracts for British Chinooks and US Army Apaches

4-Jun-2012Source: Finmeccanica

Finmeccanica has been awarded new orders for a value worth EUR 220 million through its companies Ansaldo Energia, SELEX Galileo, SELEX Elsag and Telespazio. Ansaldo Energia, through its subsidiary Ansaldo Nucleare, has signed a service contract worth EUR 104 million with Nucleoeléctrica Argentina – Sociedad Anonima (NASA). The aim of the contract is to upgrade... Read more

RAF Odiham unveils Chinook gate guardian

RAF Odiham unveils Chinook gate guardian

1-Jun-2012Source: Basingstoke Observer

Government defence secretary Philip Hammond  was at RAF Odiham last Thursday to meet serving RAF personnel and unveil a new ‘Gate Guardian’ – a retired Chinook helicopter which had been donated by Boeing Rotorcraft UK. (see full story) File photo Editor update – the said aircraft flew as 03-08003 in the US Army, and the... Read more

Columbia Helicopters to diverisfy into military engine maintenance

Columbia Helicopters to diverisfy into military engine maintenance

23-May-2012Source: Columbia Helicopters

Seeing a growing business opportunity in military helicopter engine repair services, Columbia Helicopters has built upon its long-time relationship with engine manufacturer Honeywell International, and is in the process of opening a second test cell at its Aurora, Oregon, maintenance base. Under its new agreement with Honeywell, which was finalized in March, 2012, Columbia Helicopters is now... Read more

Boeing and World Class Aviation Academy open international Chinook training facility

Boeing and World Class Aviation Academy open international Chinook training facility

27-Apr-2012Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and its Dutch partner the Rotary Wing Training Center (RWTC) officially opened a state-of-the-art CH-47 Chinook helicopter maintenance training facility near Royal Netherlands Air Force base Gilze-Rijen on April 25. The RWTC is a subsidiary of the Netherlands’ World Class Aviation Academy (WCAA). “Partnering with the WCAA and RWTC means... Read more

Boeing given $9.6M to add rotor brakes to Australian CH-47s

Boeing given $9.6M to add rotor brakes to Australian CH-47s

25-Apr-2012Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $9,611,350 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the addition of a rotor brake system on the Australian Defense Force CH-47 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2015.  One bid was solicited, with one bid... Read more

Boeing awarded $26M for Chinook long lead items

Boeing awarded $26M for Chinook long lead items

9-Apr-2012Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Philadelphia, Pa., was awarded a $26,928,440 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the services in support of the chinook cargo helicopter advance procurement, long lead items.  Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2013.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The... Read more

Australian Chinooks return to operations in Afghanistan

Australian Chinooks return to operations in Afghanistan

29-Mar-2012Source: Australian MoD

The Australian Defence Force’s CH-47 “Chinook” helicopters have returned to duty in Southern Afghanistan, providing medium lift transport capability to Australian and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) units. The helicopters will be operated by the men and women of Rotary Wing Group 7 (RWG 7) who recently commenced their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation... Read more

L-3 MAS to provide tech pub service for Canadian Chinook fleet

L-3 MAS to provide tech pub service for Canadian Chinook fleet

27-Mar-2012Source: L-3 MAS

L-3 MAS announced that it has received a contract from The Boeing Company to provide technical publication services for Canada’s new Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter (MHLH), the CH-147F Chinook. L-3 MAS will provide language translation for aircrew technical publications products, as well as data conversion, language translation and development of S1000D Issue 4.0.1-Compliant Interactive Electronic Technical... Read more

Congressman continues fight for Chinook, Osprey jobs at Boeing

Congressman continues fight for Chinook, Osprey jobs at Boeing

22-Mar-2012Source: Patrick Meehan

U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan (PA-07) continued his fight today for Pennsylvania workers who build and service the CH-47 Chinook and V-22 Osprey at Boeing’s Ridley facility. In a letter to Appropriations Committee leaders Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) and Ranking Member Norm Dicks (D-WA), and Defense Subcommittee Chairman Bill Young (R-FL), Meehan urged support for multi-year... Read more

UK helicopter fleet trains in “Pashtun Jaguar” exercise

UK helicopter fleet trains in “Pashtun Jaguar” exercise

14-Mar-2012Source: Flightglobal

Seventeen aircraft from the UK’s Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) are taking part in a major pre-deployment exercise on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, providing support for British land forces due to begin operations in Afghanistan during April. (see full story)... Read more

Goodrich awarded $9.2M contract for CH-47 fuel controls

Goodrich awarded $9.2M contract for CH-47 fuel controls

2-Feb-2012Source: US DoD

Goodrich Pump and Engine Control System, West Hartford, Conn., was awarded a $9,222,616 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of 200 fuel controls applicable to the CH-47 helicopter.  Work will be performed in West Hartford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2013.  One bid was solicited, with one bid... Read more

Columbia Helicopters opens T55 engine testing facility

Columbia Helicopters opens T55 engine testing facility

24-Jan-2012Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce the official opening of their new turbine engine testing facility. The $4 million project will allow the company to work on a wider variety of turbine helicopter engines, and will result in the addition of several new customers. The new facility, commonly called an engine test cell, is specifically... Read more

US Justice Dept issues its version of Boeing settlement

US Justice Dept issues its version of Boeing settlement

22-Jan-2012Source: Philadelphia Business Journal

The US Dept of Justice has issued a press release on its nearly $4.4 million settlement with the Boeing Co. concerning allegedly improper billing practices under Army contracts to make and modify Chinook helicopters.... Read more

Upgraded RAF CH-47 simulator ready for training

Upgraded RAF CH-47 simulator ready for training

29-Nov-2011Source: CAE

Today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the world’s largest military simulation show, CAE announced that it has completed a major upgrade to one of the CH-47 Chinook dynamic mission simulators located at CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) in the United Kingdom, and the Royal Air Force (RAF) is... Read more

Low-flying Chinook spooked horses, trainer claims

Low-flying Chinook spooked horses, trainer claims

21-Oct-2011

The Ministry of Defence has begun an investigation after Ann Duffield and her husband, the former jockey George Duffield, complained after the Chinook swooped low over their animals.  Mrs Duffield said the pilot had shown no regard for the safety of horses and riders as it flew near her stables. (Full story)... Read more

Honeywell T55 Continues in Production for Boeing CH-47 Chinook

Honeywell T55 Continues in Production for Boeing CH-47 Chinook

19-Oct-2011Source: Forecast International

Honeywell’s T55 turboshaft production continues for its sole application, Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook. Boeing biggest customer for the CH-47 is the U.S. Army who is upgrading its Chinook fleet from the D to the F standard. The current requirement is set at 464 aircraft with a mix of new-build and remanufactured airframes. The army is also... Read more

Boeing showcases partnerships and innovation at Seoul Air Show

Boeing showcases partnerships and innovation at Seoul Air Show

19-Oct-2011Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will highlight its leading-edge commercial and defense technologies and capabilities – including the Korea debut of the 787 Dreamliner, F-15 Silent Eagle and the AH-6i light attack  reconnaissance helicopter – at the 2011 Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition. The super-efficient Dreamliner will take center stage at this year’s show... Read more

Centcom releases report on Chinook tragedy

Centcom releases report on Chinook tragedy

15-Oct-2011Source: US DoD

An insurgent-fired rocket-propelled grenade was the primary cause of an Aug. 6 CH-47 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 38 U.S. and Afghan forces, a U.S. Central Command investigation confirmed. Centcom officials released the results of the investigation yesterday. The investigation confirmed that the RPG, fired by a Taliban fighter, struck the helicopter’s aft rotor... Read more

Fort Campbell’s new helicopter simulator provides virtual training

Fort Campbell’s new helicopter simulator provides virtual training

14-Oct-2011Source: US Army

It looked like a scene out of a science fiction movie on post Wednesday morning as a group of 101st Combat Aviation Brigade noncommissioned officers trained on a new simulator for the first time. The Non-rated Crew Member Manned Module, or NCM3, came to post last week to be used for the first time beyond... Read more

Boeing to focus on capabilities it provides US Army at AUSA 2011

Boeing to focus on capabilities it provides US Army at AUSA 2011

7-Oct-2011Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will focus on the enduring capabilities it provides the U.S. Army during the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 10-12 in Washington. Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney will receive AUSA’s Dixon Award for outstanding contributions to national defense at a luncheon on... Read more

Boeing backs Chinook training academy in Netherlands

Boeing backs Chinook training academy in Netherlands

6-Oct-2011Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has signed a teaming agreement with the Rotary Wing Training Center (RWTC) — a subsidiary of the Netherlands’ World Class Aviation Academy (WCAA) — to establish a state-of-the-art CH-47 Chinook helicopter maintenance training facility near the Dutch Gilze-Rijen Airbase. The training center will help address the needs of international Chinook... Read more

UAW union responds to Boeing drugs raid

UAW union responds to Boeing drugs raid

4-Oct-2011Source: UAW Local 1069

Brothers and Sisters, By now I’m sure that all of you are aware of the situation that occurred at our plant last week.  I’d like to take this opportunity to speak to both you the members and to all employees here at our Boeing Philadelphia Facility.  In the past we have faced many different crisis... Read more

37 arrests at Chinook plant on drugs charges

37 arrests at Chinook plant on drugs charges

30-Sep-2011Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Agents from the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Agency raided Boeing’s Ridley Park plant on Thursday and charged 37 people with distributing or trying to get prescription drugs (full story)... Read more

Chinook at 50 – Boeing opens new $130M facility

Chinook at 50 – Boeing opens new $130M facility

21-Sep-2011Source: Boeing

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Sept. 21, 2011 — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Army celebrated the opening of the newly renovated H-47 Chinook manufacturing facility today. The event coincided with the 50th anniversary of the H-47 Chinook’s first flight. “Boeing has made a $130 million investment to create a world-leading aircraft manufacturing facility to support continuing U.S.... Read more

Boeing and AAR to collaborate on Dutch helicopter support

Boeing and AAR to collaborate on Dutch helicopter support

20-Sep-2011Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and AAR Aircraft Component Services — Amsterdam have signed a letter of intent to cooperate on component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities to support Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) rotorcraft operations. “Boeing is working with Dutch industry to develop the most effective ways to increase the readiness rates of... Read more

Canadian Forces part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing closes

Canadian Forces part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing closes

23-Aug-2011Source: Canadian Forces

The Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF-Afg) Air Wing officially ended its operations today at Kandahar Airfield in a ceremony attended by key leaders of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), as well as the Canadian Forces (CF) members currently deployed at Kandahar Airfield.  This comes on the heels of the end of the CF’s combat... Read more

Boeing receives UK contract for 14 new Chinooks

Boeing receives UK contract for 14 new Chinooks

22-Aug-2011Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a $1.64 billion (£1 billion) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide 14 new CH-47 Chinook helicopters and associated support for the first five years to the Royal Air Force (RAF). The new-build CH-47 Mark (Mk)-6 Chinooks are part of the MOD’s Strategic Helicopter Vision to modernize... Read more

Raytheon awarded $21M Electro-Optical Sensor System for special forces MH-47G and MH-60M

Raytheon awarded $21M Electro-Optical Sensor System for special forces MH-47G and MH-60M

18-Aug-2011Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $21,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92241-11-D-0006) for production of the AN/ZSQ-2 (V1 Assault) and AN/ZSQ-2 (V2 Attack), Electro-Optical Sensor System for the MH-47G and MH-60M aircraft assigned to the Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell, Ky., in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Technology Applications Contracting Office. ... Read more

US DoD identifies US service members killed in CH-47 crash

US DoD identifies US service members killed in CH-47 crash

12-Aug-2011Source: US DoD

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 30 servicemembers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. The following sailors assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed: Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32,... Read more

US Army appoints Brigadier General to lead Afghanistan CH-47 investigation

US Army appoints Brigadier General to lead Afghanistan CH-47 investigation

10-Aug-2011Source: US Air Force

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Colt will conduct the investigation of the crash of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan that killed 38 U.S. and Afghan service members, U.S. Central Command officials announced Aug. 9. Colt, deputy commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, will begin his duties immediately. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, the... Read more

Dutch military helicopter pilots win British air display awards

Dutch military helicopter pilots win British air display awards

3-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Helicopter pilots from the Netherlands have picked up multiple awards in British air displays this month.  At the Royal International Air Tattoo, held at Fairford, the Apache team won “Best overseas flying dipsplay”. The Dutch military also entered a Chinook in the Concours d’Elegance event, where an international jury awarded the title of Overall Winner... Read more

Colorado Army National Guard awards contract for HAATS training facility

Colorado Army National Guard awards contract for HAATS training facility

25-Jul-2011Source: Colorado Army National Guard

The Colorado Army National Guard announced the award of a $33.5 million contract to build a new training facility in Gypsum, Colo., today. The new state-of-the-art aviation facility will be the new home of the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, located between Vail and Glenwood Springs, Colo. The contract was awarded to Hensel... Read more

Federal Program Integrators awarded $15M contract for flexible test modules

Federal Program Integrators awarded $15M contract for flexible test modules

25-Jul-2011Source: US DoD

Federal Program Integrators, Indian Island, Maine, was awarded a $15,300,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of two flexible test modules for the transmission test systems to test transmissions and gearboxes on AH-1, AH-64, CH-47, OH-58, UH-1N and UH-60 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Indian Island, Maine, and Corpus Christi, Texas,... Read more

RAF Chinook crews train for Afghanistan in California

RAF Chinook crews train for Afghanistan in California

24-Jul-2011Source: UK MoD

RAF Chinook helicopter crews recently travelled to the United States to train for Afghanistan in the heat and high-altitude terrain of southern California. A large proportion of the RAF Odiham-based force has rotated through US Naval Air Facility El Centro (NAFEC) in southern California in preparation for ongoing operations in Afghanistan. This deployment was a... Read more

1st Air Cavalry conducts rare sling load operation in Afghanistan

1st Air Cavalry conducts rare sling load operation in Afghanistan

19-Jul-2011Source: US Army

CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan – Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a rare sling load operation July 6, utilizing a CH-47F Chinook helicopter to transport another Chinook helicopter from Camp Kunduz to Camp Marmal. Hovering over the airfield at Kunduz, the transporting Chinook helicopter gradually lowered. As a cloud of dust... Read more

UK military publishes independent review of Mull of Kintyre Chinook accident

UK military publishes independent review of Mull of Kintyre Chinook accident

19-Jul-2011Source: UK MoD

Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox has today published the conclusions of an independent review into the Chinook Mk2 helicopter crash of June 1994 on the Mull of Kintyre which tragically resulted in the deaths of all 29 people on board. The review, led by Lord Philip and assisted by three Privy Counsellors, examined the evidence... Read more

Boeing awarded $174M contract for eight CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing awarded $174M contract for eight CH-47F Chinooks

5-Jul-2011Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $174,104,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The purpose of this contract modification is to award the CH-47F multiyear contract for the fourth year production lot nine option of eight CH-47F new build cargo helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Dec.... Read more

US Marines lift damaged Canadian Chinook to safety

US Marines lift damaged Canadian Chinook to safety

18-May-2011Source: US Marine Corps

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan –Canadian and U.S. forces safely recovered a downed Canadian Forces CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, May 17. Utilizing a trio CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, with assistance from 2nd Marine Logistics Group’s helicopter support team, the... Read more

10th CAB soldiers commemorate fallen aviators

10th CAB soldiers commemorate fallen aviators

9-May-2011Source: US Army

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – May 5 marked five years since the crew aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, call sign Colossal 31, were killed when their aircraft went down in Kunar province while conducting combat operations in 2006. The six aviators were all members of Company B, 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (LI),... Read more

Do goats get stressed-out by low-flying helicopters?

Do goats get stressed-out by low-flying helicopters?

9-May-2011Source: io9

To find out, a group of Dutch investigators exposed five goats not only to a screened animations of a helicopter with accompanying sound effects, but also to a real-world ‘overfly’ by a Chinook at an altitude of just 50m... Read more

Boeing expected to stay longer at Millville Airport NJ

Boeing expected to stay longer at Millville Airport NJ

8-May-2011Source: NJ.com

A contract expansion may be in store for Boeing Company’s presence at the Millville Airport.  A contract extending work conducted by the Boeing Company is currently in the works, however, details are not readily available.... Read more

Last MH-47G delivered

Last MH-47G delivered

21-Apr-2011Source: DCMA

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The last remanufactured MH-47G Chinook was delivered from the Boeing Military Aircraft Mobility Division in Ridley Park, Pa., to Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot in Kentucky, March 14, by Defense Contract Management Agency Boeing Philadelphia flight crews. This was the 62nd MH-47G produced by the Boeing Company and marks the completion of the... Read more

Pall wins $14M Centrisep® order for US Army CH-47

Pall wins $14M Centrisep® order for US Army CH-47

15-Apr-2011Source: Pall Corp

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL), a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, has been awarded a contract by the United States Army to supply its Centrisep® engine advanced protection system (EAPS) for 59 Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopters in the U.S. military fleet. This order is valued at approximately $14 million. Shipments will begin in December 2011... Read more

CH-47 supplier Beaver receives Gold-Level Boeing Performance Excellence Award

CH-47 supplier Beaver receives Gold-Level Boeing Performance Excellence Award

14-Apr-2011Source: Beaver Aerospace

Beaver Aerospace & Defense, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of unique and broad-range actuation technologies, today announced that it has received a 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Beaver maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month... Read more

New doubt cast over Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash cause

New doubt cast over Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash cause

13-Apr-2011Source: BBC

Newly discovered Ministry of Defence documents have cast further doubt on the cause of the Chinook helicopter crash on the Mull of Kintyre in 1994.... Read more

Columbia Helicopters starts construction on T55-714 engine test cell

Columbia Helicopters starts construction on T55-714 engine test cell

8-Apr-2011Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters (CHI), a 26-year operator of the Model 234 aircraft (the civilian version of the CH47 Chinook), has broken ground for the expansion of its T55 engine maintenance capabilities to include a T55-714 engine test cell. The test cell is located at the company’s maintenance headquarters at Aurora, Oregon. This expansion will add T55-714... Read more

Boeing awarded $528M contract for 25 CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing awarded $528M contract for 25 CH-47F Chinooks

1-Apr-2011Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Penn., was awarded on March 28 a $528,125,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of 25 CH-47F (Chinook) new-build cargo helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Penn., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2013.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  The... Read more

Australian Chinooks return to Afghan skies

Australian Chinooks return to Afghan skies

31-Mar-2011Source: Australian MoD

The Australian Defence Force’s air operations capability has returned to Afghanistan to support International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operations for 2011. The Rotary Wing Group recently commenced full operational duties. Commanding Officer of the Rotary Wing Group, Lieutenant Colonel Neil Monaghan, said that this partnership had great impact in terms of strengthening the relationship with... Read more

Boeing awarded $13M contract for CH-47F IR suppression kits

Boeing awarded $13M contract for CH-47F IR suppression kits

4-Mar-2011Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded on March 1 a $13,582,919 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for infrared suppressor systems modification B-kits in support of the CH-47F program.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Penn., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2013.  One bid was solicited with one bid... Read more

BAE Systems contract to maintain Australian Chinooks extended

BAE Systems contract to maintain Australian Chinooks extended

2-Mar-2011Source: Australian MoD

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that Defence had signed a contract with BAE Systems to maintain the Army’s fleet of Chinook Helicopters.  The $20.9 million contract means that BAE will maintain and support the Chinooks over the next six years. “Chinooks were an important part of the Defence Force’s response to the... Read more

South Carolina National Guard to build new helicopter facility

South Carolina National Guard to build new helicopter facility

25-Feb-2011Source: Herald Online

The S.C. Army National Guard will break ground within two months on a $26M facility in Greenville County to house six CH-47 Chinook and four UH-72 Lakota helicopters... Read more

Boeing wins the Joseph P Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium Project Manager Award

Boeing wins the Joseph P Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium Project Manager Award

11-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Sit down.  Take a deep breath.  The US Army’s Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium Project Manager Award is upon us and the winner has been announced!  The award from the US Army Cargo Helicopters Project Office was presented this week at a symposium in Huntsville, Alabama. Boeing’s Aircraft Modificatin Center team based out of... Read more

Union members receive letter regarding changes at Boeing Philadelphia

Union members receive letter regarding changes at Boeing Philadelphia

10-Feb-2011Source: UAW Local 1069

Copy of letter from President of UAW local 1069 to members Dear Brothers and Sisters, Yesterday the Company notified us of their decisions on the Chinook Off-Load Packages.  For the first time we were able to save more jobs than were lost.  From a manpower standpoint if all of that work would have stayed, the... Read more

Honeywell awarded $39M contract for CH-47 engine overhauls

Honeywell awarded $39M contract for CH-47 engine overhauls

10-Feb-2011Source: US DoD

Honeywell International, Inc., Tempe, Ariz., was awarded a $39,070,014 firm-fixed-price contract Feb. 3, 2011. The award will provide for the overhaul of T-55 engines for the CH-47 helicopter. Work will be performed in Tempe, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army... Read more

CDI-Aerospace to contribute to Boeing rotorcraft programs

CDI-Aerospace to contribute to Boeing rotorcraft programs

9-Feb-2011Source: CDI-Aerospace

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2011 — CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced today it has entered into a three-year Long Term Agreement (LTA) with The Boeing Company. With this Long Term Agreement, CDI-Aerospace, a division of CDI Engineering Solutions, will be a supplier of engineering services, capable of providing all Boeing divisions design and analysis engineering support... Read more

Boeing to conclude Aero India with Rotorcraft Briefing

Boeing to conclude Aero India with Rotorcraft Briefing

6-Feb-2011Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will showcase a broad range of aerospace capabilities at the upcoming Aero India 2011 show, held February 9 -13 in Bangalore. “We are excited by India’s growing engagement as one of our key aerospace customers and supplier partners,” said Dinesh Keskar, president Boeing India and vice president Boeing International. “The... Read more

Canadian military looks to sell CH-47D Chinooks

Canadian military looks to sell CH-47D Chinooks

4-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Canada’s National Defence has put their fleet of five CH-47D Chinooks – known locally as the CH-147 – up for sale.  The helicopters are currently serving in Afghanistan, and allied countries serving in the war-torn country have been sounded out as potential customers, thus far without apparent success.  The five aircraft are committed in-theatre until... Read more

Question mark over UK 12-ship Chinook order

Question mark over UK 12-ship Chinook order

2-Feb-2011Source: FT

Asked on Monday whether the MoD had placed a firm order for the dozen additional helicopters, Peter Luff, the minister for defence procurement, said that the order was now “subject to negotiation as part of PR 11” – shorthand for the MoD’s planning round for 2011.... Read more

UK helicopter fleet trains in “Pashtun Jaguar” exercise

UK helicopter fleet trains in “Pashtun Jaguar” exercise

28-Jan-2011Source: Flightglobal

Exercise involving Army Air Corps Lynx, RAF Merlin and Chinooks as well as Royal Navy Sea Kings – in view of operations starting in Afghanistan in April.  This major pre-deployment exercise is being held on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire... Read more

First flight of Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47F (NL) Chinook

First flight of Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47F (NL) Chinook

27-Jan-2011Source: Boeing

Representatives of Boeing [NYSE: BA], its suppliers and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence marked the first flight of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) CH-47F (NL) Chinook heavy-lift helicopter in a ceremony Jan. 25 at Summit Aviation in Middletown, Del. The aircraft made its first flight on Dec. 8 and is scheduled to complete its... Read more

Boeing begins flight testing UK Chinook Mk4

Boeing begins flight testing UK Chinook Mk4

24-Jan-2011Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and its Boeing Defence UK subsidiary today announced that the Boeing UK Rotorcraft Support team has begun flight testing the first Chinook Mk4 helicopter for the Royal Air Force (RAF). The first flight took place on Dec. 9 in Hampshire, England. “Project JULIUS, as the Mk4 program is known, will modernize the... Read more

CH-47 supplier AAC recieves Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

CH-47 supplier AAC recieves Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

18-Jan-2011Source: AAC

American Aerospace Controls (AAC) announced that it has received the 2010 “Boeing Performance Excellence Award”. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. AAC maintained a Gold composite performance rating for the twelve month period of October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010. This year, Boeing recognized 558... Read more

Forces improve helicopter landing zone in southern Afghanistan

Forces improve helicopter landing zone in southern Afghanistan

6-Jan-2011Source: ISAF

Coalition service members flew to Patrol Base Taalanda to improve the helicopter landing zone recently. The improved landing zone will reduce brown out conditions created by helicopter rotor wash. It will also make the area more discernable from its surroundings and level the landing zone, which was an unconstructed, secured area attached to the patrol... Read more

Boeing awarded $10M to support CH-47F program

Boeing awarded $10M to support CH-47F program

6-Jan-2011Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Penn., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $10,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for training, equipping, sustaining, and other support and services for the CH-47F Chinook program.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Penn., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2011.  One bid was solicited with... Read more

Boeing wins $44M contract for Chinook weapon system

Boeing wins $44M contract for Chinook weapon system

5-Jan-2011Source: US DoD

The Boeing Company, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $44,869,770 firm-fixed-price contract Dec. 30, 2010.  The award will provide services and supplies in the overhaul, repair and recapitalization of the CHINOOK weapon system.  Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2011.  One bid was solicited with one... Read more

Boeing awarded $241M for 11 remanufactured CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing awarded $241M for 11 remanufactured CH-47F Chinooks

5-Jan-2011Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Penn., was awarded on Dec. 22 a $241,957,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for 11 CH-47F Chinook remanufactured aircraft.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Penn., with an estimated completion date of Sep. 30, 2013.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command,... Read more

Canadian Government invests in Chinook infrastructure at CFB Petawawa

Canadian Government invests in Chinook infrastructure at CFB Petawawa

15-Dec-2010

The Honourable Laurie Hawn, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today attended the sod turning ceremony for the construction of a new hangar to house 15 CF-147F Chinook helicopters at CFB Petawawa. Accompanying Parliamentary Secretary Hawn at the event was Cheryl Gallant,... Read more

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