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Canada breaks ground on new Chinook hangar at CFB Petawawa

Canada breaks ground on new Chinook hangar at CFB Petawawa

13-Dec-2010Source: Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to attend a ground breaking ceremony with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, Laurie Hawn, and Member of Parliament Cheryl Gallant for the new CH-147 Chinook Helicopter hangar. Where:    Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ontario When:    Monday December 13, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. What:    Media planning to attend are required... Read more

Curtiss-Wright wins Chinook component contract

Curtiss-Wright wins Chinook component contract

8-Dec-2010Source: Charlotte Business Journals

The Boeing Co. has awarded Curtiss-Wright Controls a contract to supply data components for the Chinook helicopter.... Read more

Boeing awarded $50M contract for CH-47F Lot 10 lead items

Boeing awarded $50M contract for CH-47F Lot 10 lead items

5-Dec-2010Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded on Nov. 24 a $50,676,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The purpose of this contract modification is to obligate funding CH-47F Cargo (Chinook) helicopter production Lot 10 long lead items. Work is to be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2013. One bid... Read more

Netherlands sends Chinook and 3 Cougars to fight Israeli fires

Netherlands sends Chinook and 3 Cougars to fight Israeli fires

5-Dec-2010Source: Dutch MoD

[Electronic translation of Dutch press release] Netherlands sends a Chinook transport helicopters and three Courgar to Israel to fight a major forest fire near the city of Haifa. That the ministers decided today Rosenthal and Hillen. The fire raging since yesterday, by drought and high winds are difficult to extinguish. It is the largest fire... Read more

Gun mounting impeded exit from CH-47 in emergency

Gun mounting impeded exit from CH-47 in emergency

4-Dec-2010Source: Vancouver Sun

The placement of a mounted gun at the main door of a Chinook helicopter brought down by enemy fire Afghanistan in August impeded the exit of personnel after landing (see HeliHub.com report of accident)... Read more

FlightSafety selects Christie displays for CH-47F simulators

FlightSafety selects Christie displays for CH-47F simulators

1-Dec-2010Source: Christie

CYPRESS, CA – (November 30, 2010) – Christie® today announced that FlightSafety International, the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, has selected the award-winning Christie Matrix StIMâ„¢ simulation projection system to drive its Crewview display on the CH-47F Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulators (TFPS). The trainers are the first to utilize... Read more

QuesTek win US Army grant to demonstrate Ferrium C61 in Chinook forward rotor shaft

QuesTek win US Army grant to demonstrate Ferrium C61 in Chinook forward rotor shaft

19-Nov-2010Source: QuesTek Innovations

QuesTek Innovations LLC has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project from the U.S. Army to demonstrate the application of QuesTek-designed Ferrium C61 steel to the forward rotor shaft of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The 2-year contract is valued at $729,958. Working in conjunction with the Army, Boeing and key industry... Read more

Honeywell to provide APU for Canadian Chinooks

Honeywell to provide APU for Canadian Chinooks

17-Nov-2010Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that Boeing has selected the 36-150 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for CH-147 helicopters that will be delivered to Canada. “Honeywell engines and auxiliary power units are powering helicopters around the world, but the Canadian Forces program marks the first selection of Honeywell’s APU for a Chinook helicopter,” said Vicki Panhuise,... Read more

Boeing signs MRO agreement with Netherlands

Boeing signs MRO agreement with Netherlands

5-Nov-2010Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence Logistic Center Woensdrecht today entered a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) framework agreement to expand the center’s capabilities and develop opportunities for Dutch industry. The alliance is aimed at ensuring the readiness of CH-47 Chinook and AH-64D Apache helicopters operated by the Royal Netherlands... Read more

Boeing: German CSAR selection process slips into 2011

Boeing: German CSAR selection process slips into 2011

4-Nov-2010Source: Flightglobal

The selection process for Germany’s combat search and rescue helicopter requirement may slip into the first quarter of next year, a top Boeing executive says.... Read more

Canadian military response to Auditor General’s comments

Canadian military response to Auditor General’s comments

29-Oct-2010Source: Dept of National Defence

On October 26, 2010, the Auditor General of Canada, Sheila Fraser, tabled her Fall Report in the House of Commons. Chapter 6 of the Auditor General’s Report, “Acquisition of Military Helicopters,” examines the acquisition of the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter to replace the CH-124 Sea King and the acquisition of the CH-147 Chinook for a... Read more

Canada’s Auditor General slams helicopter purchases

Canada’s Auditor General slams helicopter purchases

26-Oct-2010Source: CBC

“After lengthy delays and significant cost increases, National Defence still has not completely estimated what it will cost to operate these helicopters,” Auditor General Sheila Fraser said.... Read more

Australian Chinooks escape Afghanistan winter

Australian Chinooks escape Afghanistan winter

25-Oct-2010Source: Australian Dept of Defence

After 737 flying hours and having moved in excess of 691,000 kilograms of supplies and equipment over the last eight months, Australia’s Rotary Wing Group rotation is returning home for a well-earned break and mandatory maintenance on their aircraft. The task group and their two CH-47 Chinooks will return to Afghanistan early in the new... Read more

Boeing highlights innovative capabilities for US Army at AUSA 2010

Boeing highlights innovative capabilities for US Army at AUSA 2010

25-Oct-2010Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will showcase a wide array of solutions for the U.S. Army at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 25-27 in Washington. Army modernization initiatives, unmanned systems, airlift and attack/reconnaissance platforms, network-centric technologies, cybersecurity solutions, logistics support, and logistics command and control will be highlighted... Read more

Discovery Channel launches ‘Frontline Battle Machines’ with UK troops in Afghanistan

Discovery Channel launches ‘Frontline Battle Machines’ with UK troops in Afghanistan

21-Oct-2010Source: Royal Air Force

Monday, 25th October sees that start of a new series “Frontline Battle Machines” on the Discovery Channel. The series, which is presented by Discovery’s “Wheeler Dealer” frontman Mike Brewer, takes an up close and personal look at the UK’s equipment and personnel operating in Afghanistan. Explaining why he made the series Mike said, “We were... Read more

Vector Aerospace CONDO team honoured

Vector Aerospace CONDO team honoured

19-Oct-2010Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul services welcomed Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton RAF to its Fleetlands facility on Monday 11 October. The Chief of the Air Staff visited Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services to present a select group of Vector personnel... Read more

Boeing awarded $12M contract for CH-47F engineer services

Boeing awarded $12M contract for CH-47F engineer services

15-Oct-2010Source: US Dept of Defense

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded on Sept. 29 a $11,999,984 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The purpose of this delivery order is to perform 57,700 hours of engineering services support of CH-47F Chinook helicopter non-recurring engineering to include integration of engineering change proposals, product improvement, and other modifications to the CH-47F cargo helicopter. Work is... Read more

Boeing awarded $43M contract for two CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing awarded $43M contract for two CH-47F Chinooks

15-Oct-2010Source: US Dept of Defense

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded on Sept. 30 a $43,526,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The purpose of this contract modification is to exercise the option for two CH-47F new Chinook cargo helicopters,. Work is to be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2013. One bid was solicited... Read more

Dutch Chinooks complete Afghanistan tasking

Dutch Chinooks complete Afghanistan tasking

1-Oct-2010Source: Dutch Ministry of Defence

The last Dutch Chinook flight for the ISAF mission has taken place yesterday. Dutch Chinook transport helicopters are operating in Afghanistan since April 2005. 3 Chinooks, from 298 Squadron at Gilze-Rijen Airbase, were stationed at Kandahar Airfield and were part of Air Task Force, a Dutch unit that provides air support for the mission in... Read more

Royal Air Force Chinook pilots honoured for bravery

Royal Air Force Chinook pilots honoured for bravery

27-Sep-2010Source: Royal Air Force

19 Royal Air Force personnel have been honoured in the Armed Forces Operational Awards and Joint Commander’s Commendations for their bravery and service in Afghanistan and during UK Operations and Search and Rescue missions. Three Chinook pilots based at RAF Odiham in Hampshire were awarded the prestigious Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) one of which was... Read more

CAE awards Bluedrop Performance Learning contract to develop courseware for Canadian Chinook crews

CAE awards Bluedrop Performance Learning contract to develop courseware for Canadian Chinook crews

10-Sep-2010Source: Bluedrop Performance Learning

Montreal-based CAE Inc has awarded Bluedrop Performance Learning a contract to provide a comprehensive online (Computer Based Training) and classroom (Computer Aided Instruction) based courseware solution for the Boeing CH147F Chinook helicopter. This training will be developed in support of the Canadian Forces and will help pilots and other aircrew learn essential skills as part of... Read more

Boeing Military Aircraft consolidates six divisions into four

Boeing Military Aircraft consolidates six divisions into four

9-Sep-2010Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced changes within its Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA) business, including consolidating the organization from six divisions to four, to continue to position the company for growth in the current business environment. The realignment of the organization will take effect on Oct. 1. The four new divisions are Global Strike,... Read more

UAE have three Chinooks working in Pakistan

UAE have three Chinooks working in Pakistan

9-Sep-2010Source: The National

The UAE military sent three Chinook helicopters to Pakistan to deliver much needed humanitarian aid on August 9. The Chinooks and their crews have been continuously running relief missions in the region, delivering aid to thousands of the affected millions.... Read more

UK: New inquiry into 1994 Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash announced

UK: New inquiry into 1994 Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash announced

9-Sep-2010Source: Guardian

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has confirmed a new independent legal inquiry into the 1994 Mull of Kintyre helicopter disaster.  RAF Chinook HC2 ZD576 crashed on the Mull of Kintyre in Western Scotland 16 years ago, killing all 29 abroad.... Read more

UK MoD helicopter jobs to move from Yeovilton to Bristol

UK MoD helicopter jobs to move from Yeovilton to Bristol

2-Sep-2010Source: BBC

The Chinook Project Team (IPT) and two other helicopter project teams will move to the MoD procurement site.... Read more

Massive storm in Nebraska gave Columbia Helicopters extensive power line restoration work

Massive storm in Nebraska gave Columbia Helicopters extensive power line restoration work

2-Sep-2010Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters of Portland, Oregon, has successfully completed one of Nebraska’s most complex and extensive power line reconstruction missions in recent years. This followed a massive storm which raced across Buffalo and Dawson counties, Nebraska, with winds up to 100 miles per hour. The July 17 storm, which included two reported tornados, destroyed approximately 32... Read more

Honeywell delivers upgraded engines for UK Chinook fleet

Honeywell delivers upgraded engines for UK Chinook fleet

27-Aug-2010Source: Honeywell

Honeywell announced it has delivered the first 28 Honeywell T55-L-714A engines and fielding kits for the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) Chinook helicopters, as part of the $185 million contract awarded last year to upgrade the existing Honeywell engines. The upgraded engines increase power by 17 percent and reduce fuel consumption by nearly 5... Read more

Boeing’s Chinook Modification Center runs on schedule

Boeing’s Chinook Modification Center runs on schedule

11-Aug-2010Source: NJ.com

Modifications are run in 24 day cycles, in which helicopters are delivered, the parts are removed, modifications are made, parts are re-installed and the aircraft are shipped back to the customer.... Read more

Boeing considers outsourcing some Chinook parts – union unhappy

Boeing considers outsourcing some Chinook parts – union unhappy

10-Aug-2010Source: The Olympian

Boeing has notified its unions in its Pennsylvania helicopter plant that it is seeking proposals from outside suppliers to build the aft pylon on the twin-engine helicopter.... Read more

Boeing awarded $5M contract for non-recurring CH-47F work

Boeing awarded $5M contract for non-recurring CH-47F work

7-Aug-2010Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded on Aug. 3 a $5,672,833 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The purpose of this delivery order modification is to perform 27,310 hours of engineering services support of CH-47F unique items identification candidates, non-recurring engineering. Work is to be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Jan.... Read more

CH-47F Chinook fielded by US Army’s 10th Mountain Division

CH-47F Chinook fielded by US Army’s 10th Mountain Division

3-Aug-2010Source: Boeing

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Aug. 3, 2010 — The Boeing [NYSE: BA] CH-47F Chinook helicopter was fielded July 30 by the U.S. Army’s B Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. The 10th Mountain Division is the sixth Army unit to be trained and equipped with the... Read more

Upgrades for RAF Chinooks include iPad-Like slate

Upgrades for RAF Chinooks include iPad-Like slate

22-Jul-2010Source: Defense News

The military equivalent of an iPad for pilots’ mission planning will be among the features included in the avionics upgrade of 46 Royal Air Force Chinooks to the Mk.4 standard, said Peter Hitchcock, Avionics VP at Thales UK... Read more

Boeing rolls out 100th CH-47F Chinook

Boeing rolls out 100th CH-47F Chinook

22-Jul-2010Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] on July 22 will celebrate the 100th CH-47F Chinook helicopter built at the company’s Ridley Township facility. “This is an incredible milestone,” said Leanne Caret, Boeing vice president, H-47 Programs. “More than 2,000 Boeing employees work on the Chinook program, and they all share in this exceptional accomplishment with the rest of... Read more

Boeing hovers over UAE Chinook deal

Boeing hovers over UAE Chinook deal

21-Jul-2010Source: http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100720/BUSINESS/707209904/1005/rss

Boeing hopes to sell as many as 16 Chinook helicopters to the UAE within the next year as part of a defence procurement package worth US$2 billion... Read more

Boeing frets as US cuts helicopter R&D funding

Boeing frets as US cuts helicopter R&D funding

20-Jul-2010Source: Marketwatch

Sales of new military helicopters have been running strong due to demand from the U.S. conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Boeing Co. sees a time within the next decade when sales could slump significantly.... Read more

Honeywell wins $16M contract for embedded GPS inertial navigation systems

Honeywell wins $16M contract for embedded GPS inertial navigation systems

1-Jul-2010Source: US DoD

Honeywell International, Inc., Defense & Space Electronic Systems, Clearwater, Fla., was awarded a $16,356,958 contract modification which will provide 203 embedded GPS inertial navigation systems for the Army CH47F and AH-64D platforms. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 647 AESS/PK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8626-06-C-2065; P00149).... Read more

New RAF helicopter crews train for Afghanistan

New RAF helicopter crews train for Afghanistan

22-Jun-2010Source: Royal Air Force

Royal Air Force helicopter crews have been training together for the first time in the Jordanian desert. As many prepare to go to Afghanistan for the first time, over 300 personnel from RAF Benson and RAF Odiham took part in Exercise Desert Vortex. Wing Commander John Watson was the Detachment Commander during the month long... Read more

RAF Chinook pilot honoured for courage in Afghanistan

RAF Chinook pilot honoured for courage in Afghanistan

9-Jun-2010Source: Royal Air Force

A Chinook pilot from RAF Odiham was presented with a Distinguished Flying Cross for his ‘superior flying skills’ in Afghanistan at a prestigious ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday 4 June 2010. Flight Lieutenant Marc Heal, aged 29, was amongst personnel from various stations across the UK to be honoured in the Armed Forces Operational... Read more

RAF Chinook pilot tells how his helmet saved his life

RAF Chinook pilot tells how his helmet saved his life

9-Jun-2010Source: BBC

Now that the Ministry of Defence has lifted its embargo, the helmet has been returned to him and he has given the BBC his first broadcast interview.... Read more

New UK Government initiates review of 1994 Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash

New UK Government initiates review of 1994 Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash

28-May-2010Source: Loughborough Echo

The new Defence Secretary Liam Fox told the Commons an independent review of the evidence surrounding the crash had been promised when the Conservative Party were in opposition.... Read more

Selex Galileo plays key role in UK MoD’s Project Baker

Selex Galileo plays key role in UK MoD’s Project Baker

7-May-2010Source: Selex Galileo

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company and a key player in the Electronic Warfare (EW) market is delighted to announce its successful participation in the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)’s Project Baker. The Company has been awarded contracts worth in excess of £10 Million as part of an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) to provide an integrated... Read more

Turkey negotiating with Boeing for 12 CH-47F Chinooks

Turkey negotiating with Boeing for 12 CH-47F Chinooks

30-Apr-2010Source: Hurriyet

fficials from a Turkish procurement agency are holding contract negotiations with Boeing for a helicopter deal worth up to $1.2 billion, officials said... Read more

Columbia Helicopters to Deploy Two More Chinooks to Papua New Guinea

Columbia Helicopters to Deploy Two More Chinooks to Papua New Guinea

22-Apr-2010Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce that it will soon deploy two additional Columbia Model 234 Chinook helicopters to the southern Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG). This will bring the total number of Columbia aircraft and crews in PNG to four. Each aircraft will work on petroleum exploration operations, flying entire petroleum... Read more

Boeing Completes Chinook Industrial Cooperation Program in Spain

Boeing Completes Chinook Industrial Cooperation Program in Spain

13-Apr-2010Source: Boeing

MADRID, April 13, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has successfully completed its industrial cooperation program for the third phase of the CH-47D Chinook rotorcraft upgrades performed for the Spanish Army’s Airmobile Force, FAMET. Boeing finished the industrial cooperation program on schedule while exceeding the $80 million requirement, demonstrating the... Read more

Canada requests 36 Chinook Engines via US FMS program

Canada requests 36 Chinook Engines via US FMS program

12-Apr-2010Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on April 8 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Canada of 36 T55-GA-714A engines and associated equipment, parts, and logistical support for an estimated cost of $71 million. The Government of Canada has requested a possible sale of 36 T55-GA-714A engines, spare and repairs parts, support and... Read more

Millville airport gets boost from Boeing

Millville airport gets boost from Boeing

9-Apr-2010Source: Courier Post

Boeing began its search in October and decided to move into the former Millville Jet Center site at the airport before Thanksgiving. The company began modifying CH-47 F Chinook helicopters for the Army in January, and delivered its first one this week... Read more

CAE awarded C$250M contract to train Canadian Chinook aircrew

CAE awarded C$250M contract to train Canadian Chinook aircrew

23-Mar-2010Source: CAE

Montreal, March 23, 2010 – (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded CAE a contract valued at approximately C$250 million for a comprehensive CH147F Chinook helicopter aircrew training solution. The contract was awarded under the program called the Operational Training Systems Provider (OTSP) and is in support... Read more

Australia signs contract for seven CH-47F Chinooks

Australia signs contract for seven CH-47F Chinooks

22-Mar-2010Source: Australian Dept of Defence

Greg Combet, the Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today announced the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has signed a contract with the US Army Security Assistance Command to acquire seven CH-47F Chinook helicopters, two Simulators and associated spares. “The aircraft will replace the existing fleet of six CH-47D Chinooks operated by C Squadron of... Read more

Selex signs contract with AgustaWestland to supply systems for the ICH-47F Chinooks

Selex signs contract with AgustaWestland to supply systems for the ICH-47F Chinooks

17-Mar-2010Source: Selex

SELEX Communications signed a contract worth nearly 19 million Euros with Agusta Westland to provide Communication, Navigation and Identification equipments and systems for the 16 Chinook ICH-47F helicopters recently ordered by the Italian Army. The supply, which is aimed at increasing the efficiency and operational capabilities of the helicopters, includes the replacement of some of... Read more

British Chinook pilot in Afghanistan shot between the eyes – and lands safely

British Chinook pilot in Afghanistan shot between the eyes – and lands safely

12-Mar-2010Source: Sky News

A British pilot got shot between the eyes as he flew his Chinook helicopter into a firefight in Afghanistan – but he still managed to land safely and rescue all 20 people on board.... Read more

Adelaide company Mincham Aviation wins first contract for Chinook parts

Adelaide company Mincham Aviation wins first contract for Chinook parts

2-Mar-2010

SOUTH Australia-based Mincham Aviation has won a key contract to supply parts for international defence giant Boeing’s globally-used helicopters, the CH-47 Chinooks.... Read more

Boeing offers to assemble Chinooks in Britain

Boeing offers to assemble Chinooks in Britain

2-Mar-2010Source: Financial Times

Boeing makes Chinooks in Philadelphia and is due to deliver 10 of the 22 new ones direct from the US during the course of 2012 and 2013. It has now offered to shift final assembly for half the order to Britain.... Read more

Australian Government confirms funding for seven CH-47F Chinooks

Australian Government confirms funding for seven CH-47F Chinooks

25-Feb-2010Source: Australian Government

The Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, today announced that the Government has given second pass approval to a major project to acquire seven CH‑47F Chinook helicopters for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) at a cost of around $755 million. “The Government has now approved the details of this procurement, announced in last year’s White... Read more

UK military in fresh talks with Boeing and AgustaWestland over Chinook order

UK military in fresh talks with Boeing and AgustaWestland over Chinook order

17-Feb-2010Source: This is the West Country

MP David Laws today welcomed a commitment from Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth to look at the potential for AgustaWestland to work with Boeing on the new order for 22 Chinook helicopters.... Read more

SAIC Awarded $12M Order to Develop US Army Aviation Crew Member Simulators

SAIC Awarded $12M Order to Develop US Army Aviation Crew Member Simulators

12-Feb-2010Source: SAIC

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (SAI 18.66, +0.10, +0.54%) today announced that it was awarded a delivery order by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to develop the first integrated crew member simulators for CH-47 and UH-60 helicopters under the Non-rated Crew Member Manned Module (NCM3) program. The... Read more

Boeing Helicopter Support Program to Provide Lift for Canadian Industry

Boeing Helicopter Support Program to Provide Lift for Canadian Industry

30-Jan-2010

At a supplier conference in Ottawa, Boeing [NYSE: BA] outlined its proposed subcontracting plan for in-service support (ISS) of 15 Boeing CH-47 Chinook Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopters (MHLH), designated CH-147 for the Canadian Forces. Through the performance-based ISS program for the CH-147 fleet, Boeing could provide industry benefits of approximately $2 billion over 20 years. The... Read more

Royal Netherlands Air Force Selects AAI's Advanced Boresight Equipment for Apache and Chinook

Royal Netherlands Air Force Selects AAI's Advanced Boresight Equipment for Apache and Chinook

22-Jan-2010Source: AAI

AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Royal Netherlands Air Force has selected its Advanced Boresight Equipment (ABE®) for aircraft harmonization on the AH-64D Apache Longbow® and CH-47F Chinook®helicopters. ABE is a gyro-stabilized, electro-optical angular measurement system designed to align aircraft subsystems. Under these new awards valued... Read more

UK confirms plan to deploy 'new' Chinooks to Afghanistan

UK confirms plan to deploy 'new' Chinooks to Afghanistan

16-Jan-2010Source: Flightglobal

The UK Royal Air Force has begun flying its first two of eight Boeing CH-47 Chinook HC3 transport helicopters, and says the type “will gradually join the routine rotation of aircraft through operational deployment in Afghanistan”... Read more

New Chinooks delivered after software problems led to 8 years storage

New Chinooks delivered after software problems led to 8 years storage

14-Jan-2010Source: BBC

The first of the Chinook Mk 3 helicopters bound for Afghanistan have arrived at a military base in Hampshire after an eight-year delay.... Read more

Boeing CH-47F Chinook Helicopter Fielded by fifth US Army Unit

Boeing CH-47F Chinook Helicopter Fielded by fifth US Army Unit

5-Jan-2010Source: Boeing

Boeing announced that a fifth U.S. Army unit has fielded the CH-47F Chinook helicopter. The 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., completed all required training and officially assumed operation of 12 CH-47F Chinooks on Dec. 8. “I am proud of B Company for completing the CH-47F New Equipment Fielding and... Read more

BAE Systems Equips US Army Helicopters with Infrared Countermeasures

BAE Systems Equips US Army Helicopters with Infrared Countermeasures

24-Dec-2009Source: BAE Systems

BAE Systems has successfully installed the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system on U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook aircraft.... Read more

Boeing Delivers first Mk3 Chinook to UK Royal Air Force

Boeing Delivers first Mk3 Chinook to UK Royal Air Force

21-Dec-2009Source: Boeing

Boeing have confirmed the Nov. 30 delivery of the first converted Chinook Mk3 helicopter to the Royal Air Force... Read more

New Canadian Chinook Helicopters Will Be Based in Petawawa

New Canadian Chinook Helicopters Will Be Based in Petawawa

18-Dec-2009Source: Canadian Dept of National Defence

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, announced that Canada’s new fleet of 15 F-model Chinook helicopters will be based at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ontario.... Read more

Turkey requests 12 CH-47F Chinooks

Turkey requests 12 CH-47F Chinooks

10-Dec-2009Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress December 7 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey of 14 CH-47F CHINOOK Helicopters, as well as associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $1.2 billion.... Read more

Multi National Force – West sees the last of the CH-47 Chinook

Multi National Force – West sees the last of the CH-47 Chinook

9-Dec-2009Source: US Marine Corps

The soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, took their last flight from Al Asad, Dec. 1, 2009. The eight Chinooks have moved to Talil, Iraq, in support of operations for Multi-National Division – South, where Company B, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, will put the aircraft to use.... Read more

United Arab Emirates requests 16 CH-47F helicopters, spares etc

United Arab Emirates requests 16 CH-47F helicopters, spares etc

8-Dec-2009Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates of 16 Chinook helicopters, and communication equipment, as well as associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $2.0 billion.... Read more

UK Government considers ordering 30 Chinooks to deploy in Afghanistan

UK Government considers ordering 30 Chinooks to deploy in Afghanistan

1-Dec-2009Source: Telegraph

t is hoped to build up the Chinook fleet from the current 38 to about 70 allowing the possibility of almost doubling the numbers of aircraft currently in Afghanistan to 20.... Read more

Soldier deploys to Iraq to help field laser defense system for Chinook helicopters

Soldier deploys to Iraq to help field laser defense system for Chinook helicopters

29-Oct-2009Source: US Army

Laser technology is taking Chief Warrant Officer Cary Nadeau to Iraq for his fourth deployment in support of overseas contingency operations.  It’s a deployment that will give Nadeau the opportunity to show the Army’s Chinook pilots the benefits of new technology tested by the Redstone Test Center.... Read more

L-3 Wescam to Supply Boeing with Imaging Sensors for Canadian Forces Helicopter Program

L-3 Wescam to Supply Boeing with Imaging Sensors for Canadian Forces Helicopter Program

28-Oct-2009Source: RotorNews

The MX-15 EO/IR imaging turrets will be delivered to Boeing between the years 2011-2014, and will be installed on the Canadian Forces’ newly acquired Chinook Helicopters.... Read more

Boeing Submits Proposals to India for Apache and Chinook Helicopters

Boeing Submits Proposals to India for Apache and Chinook Helicopters

26-Oct-2009Source: Boeing

“Boeing believes the Apache and Chinook helicopters are the most capable and cost-effective rotorcraft to meet India’s defense and transport requirements,” said Vivek Lall, vice president and India country head for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.... Read more

Morocco requests three CH-47D Chinooks

Morocco requests three CH-47D Chinooks

26-Oct-2009Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of three CH-47D CHINOOK Helicopters and associated parts, equipment and logistical support for an estimated cost of $134 million... Read more

MI-26 Recovers Dutch Chinook Helicopter in Afghanistan

MI-26 Recovers Dutch Chinook Helicopter in Afghanistan

16-Oct-2009Source: Defense Aerospace

The Netherlands hired an MI-26 Halo helicopter in Afghanistan today to recover a CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter.... Read more

Boeing acquries second Unison bending machine for Chinook and Osprey production

Boeing acquries second Unison bending machine for Chinook and Osprey production

14-Oct-2009Source: Unison

It was installed at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems’ rotorcraft manufacturing facility in Ridley Park on the outskirts of Philadelphia, to be used to fabricate hydraulic and fuel line components for CH/MH-47 Chinook helicopters, as well as for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.... Read more

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