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Dutch Cougar transport helicopters take over from Chinooks in Afghanistan

Dutch Cougar transport helicopters take over from Chinooks in Afghanistan

1-Oct-2009Source: Defpro

Five Cougar transport helicopters of the Dutch Armed Forces take over transportations tasks from Chinooks deployed to Afghanistan. An Antonov cargo aircraft successive brought the helicopters to Kandahar Airfield during the past weeks... Read more

Major Helicopter Purchase Lands Important Work in Canada

Major Helicopter Purchase Lands Important Work in Canada

25-Sep-2009Source: Industry Canada

Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today announced that The Boeing Company has awarded a contract to Avcorp Industries Inc. for the nose enclosure and sub-assemblies in support of 400 Boeing CH-147 Chinook helicopters, including 15 Boeing CH-147 Chinook helicopters purchased by the Government... Read more

Heroux-Devtek to manufacture landing gear for Boeing's Chinook

Heroux-Devtek to manufacture landing gear for Boeing's Chinook

25-Sep-2009Source: Heroux-Devtek

Héroux-Devtek announced that its Landing Gear Division has signed an MOU with Boeing to manufacture the landing gear for the CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, including the CH-147 as it is known for the Canadian Forces.... Read more

Vector Aerospace announces new contract with Boeing

Vector Aerospace announces new contract with Boeing

25-Sep-2009Source: Vector Aerospace

The work is part of the UK military’s investment in Chinook helicopters to enable them to operate more effectively in Afghanistan and bring the entire fleet to a common configuration standard.... Read more

£408M upgrade for RAF Chinooks in Afghanistan

£408M upgrade for RAF Chinooks in Afghanistan

24-Sep-2009Source: Rotorhub

This upgrade will include a £128m contract which will give the whole Chinook fleet a significant boost by fitting a more powerful engine, enabling the Chinooks to operate more effectively in the hot summers and high altitudes of Afghanistan.... Read more

Contract talks begin at Boeing’s Ridley plant

Contract talks begin at Boeing’s Ridley plant

18-Sep-2009Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, United Aerospace Workers (UAW) Local 1069 today began formal negotiations for a new contract covering the 1,789 UAW-represented employees at the Boeing Rotorcraft Systems facility near Philadelphia. Informal negotiations, including sub-committee meetings, have been ongoing since mid-August.... Read more

UK MoD refuses to reopen inquiry into 1994 Chinook crash

UK MoD refuses to reopen inquiry into 1994 Chinook crash

4-Sep-2009Source: Telegraph

The disaster over the Mull of Kintyre, in which 25 of the top MI5, Army and RUC Special Branch officers combating terrorism in Northern Ireland were lo;;ed, has been blamed on the “gross negligence” of the pilots.  But a document obtained by The Daily Telegraph indicated that those in charge of RAF helicopter safety gave... Read more

BAE Systems establish new hangars to support military aviation needs in Northern Australia

BAE Systems establish new hangars to support military aviation needs in Northern Australia

2-Sep-2009Source: BAE Systems

The Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science officially opened the company’s new, purpose built hangars at Townsville Airport. The facility, built at a cost of $10 million, is the home of BAE Systems’ support program for the Australian Army’s Black Hawk and Chinook helicopter fleets, and provides employment for 140 people.... Read more

Second British Chinook helicopter deliberately destroyed in Afghanistan

Second British Chinook helicopter deliberately destroyed in Afghanistan

2-Sep-2009Source: Rotorhub

A British Chinook helicopter was deliberately destroyed by ISAF Forces at 1605 local time having sustained damage on landing approximately 10km East of Sangin at 0530 this morning, Sunday 30 August 2009.... Read more

New vice president of Boeing’s Chinook helicopter appointed

New vice president of Boeing’s Chinook helicopter appointed

27-Aug-2009Source: Kansas.com

Boeing Wichita’s Leanne Caret has a big change ahead of her. Caret is leaving Wichita, where she’s served as general manager of the global transport and executive systems operations.... Read more

Honeywell to Provide New T55 Engines for UK's Chinook Fleet

Honeywell to Provide New T55 Engines for UK's Chinook Fleet

14-Aug-2009Source: Honeywell

Beginning next year, Honeywell will begin fitting U.K. Chinooks with its upgraded 55-L-714A engine that increases power by 17%, increases maintenance intervals and reduces fuel consumption by nearly 5 percent... Read more

Egypt requests six CH-47D Chinooks

Egypt requests six CH-47D Chinooks

11-Aug-2009Source: DSCA

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Canada reaches deal on 16 additional Chinooks

Canada reaches deal on 16 additional Chinooks

10-Jul-2009Source: National Post

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L-3 Awarded Contract to Build CH-47F Operational Flight Trainer

L-3 Awarded Contract to Build CH-47F Operational Flight Trainer

26-Jun-2009Source: Rotorhub

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) has been awarded a $31.8 million contract modification from Computer Sciences Corporation in support of the U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI program.... Read more

IMP scoops up Can$49m contract to supply Boeing

IMP scoops up Can$49m contract to supply Boeing

12-Jun-2009Source: Chronicle Herald

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Canadian helicopters make history in Afghanistan

Canadian helicopters make history in Afghanistan

22-May-2009Source: Helicopters Magazine

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Columbia Helicopters Celebrates 40 Years of Tandem Rotors

Columbia Helicopters Celebrates 40 Years of Tandem Rotors

11-Apr-2009Source: Rotorhub

Columbia Helicopters, the world leader in heavy-lift helicopter operations, is pleased to announce its 40th Anniversary in the operation of tandem-rotor helicopters. The company acquired its first three Boeing Vertol 107-II helicopters from Pan Am Airlines on April 10, 1969, followed by the purchase of four more from New York Airways in 1972.... Read more

Canada’s CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters reach initial operational capability

Canada’s CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters reach initial operational capability

10-Mar-2009Source: Rotorhub

On March 3, 2009, Lieutenant-General Angus Watt, Chief of the Air Staff, accompanied by Colonel Christopher Coates, the Commander of the Canadian Air Wing in Kandahar, announced that the CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters had reached initial operational capability (IOC).... Read more

RAF Chinook pilot wins Distinguished Flying Cross

RAF Chinook pilot wins Distinguished Flying Cross

8-Mar-2009Source: The Times

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

ST Aerospace recognised as a Boeing Chinook MRO centre

ST Aerospace recognised as a Boeing Chinook MRO centre

6-Mar-2009Source: ST Aerospace

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) today announced that its subsidiary, ST Aerospace Systems Pte Ltd (STA Systems), was recognised by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) as a Boeing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre for the CH-47 Chinook engine transmission... Read more

L-3 Avionics Awarded $9.2 Million US Army CH-47 Contract

L-3 Avionics Awarded $9.2 Million US Army CH-47 Contract

22-Feb-2009Source: Vertical Magazine

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Piasecki reveals new look for hot-rod Chinook

Piasecki reveals new look for hot-rod Chinook

29-Jan-2009Source: FlightGlobal

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