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12th Combat Aviation Brigade presents Ch-47 Chinook Rotor Blade

12th Combat Aviation Brigade presents Ch-47 Chinook Rotor Blade

24-Jun-2021Source: US Army

The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade presented a CH-47 Chinook rotor blade to the people of Pegnitz at a ceremony on Pegnitz Air Field, Germany, on June 21, 2021. The blade will eventually become part of a memorial at the crash site in Pegnitz where a Chinook crashed on August 18, 1971, killing 37 American Soldiers.... Read more

Boeing awarded $580M contract for 14 H-47

Boeing awarded $580M contract for 14 H-47

23-Jun-2021Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, received a delivery order in the amount of $580,598,636 on a previously negotiated option under a basic ordering agreement W91215-16-G-0001 for 14 H-47 extended range rotary wing aircraft that satisfy the United Kingdom’s requirement for heavy assault, rotary wing aircraft.  This modification exercises an option that was awarded on... Read more

Australian pilot marks 5000 hours flying Chinooks

Australian pilot marks 5000 hours flying Chinooks

8-Jun-2021Source: Australian Government

Former Army aviator and Boeing aircrewman Greg Maiden recently clocked up 5000 flying hours in CH-47 Chinooks at RAAF Base Townsville. “Boeing keeps records of the flying hours and there are very few that have achieved this milestone,” Mr Maiden said. The hours were accrued throughout his flying career, which started in 1998 on the... Read more

US Army completes GE T408 engine program on H-47

US Army completes GE T408 engine program on H-47

17-May-2021

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (DEVCOM AvMC), Boeing and GE recently completed all the planned test points under a multi-year demonstration program of a U.S. Army NCH-47D Chinook helicopter powered by GE’s advanced T408 turboshaft engine. The success of this effort demonstrates how integration of more powerful engines on... Read more

Boeing reports 2021 Q1 deliveries

Boeing reports 2021 Q1 deliveries

14-Apr-2021

Boeing have announced their deliverie numbers across all commercial and defense operations for the first quarter of 2021. The helicopter numbers are AH-64 Apache (New) = 9 AH-64 Apache (Remanufactured) = 15 CH-47 Chinook (New) = 3 CH-47 Chinook (Renewed) = 3 By comparison, here are the numbers for 2020 Q1 AH-64 Apache (New) =... Read more

Columbia Helicopters Unveils Multi-Mission Helicopter Program

Columbia Helicopters Unveils Multi-Mission Helicopter Program

5-Apr-2021Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters (Columbia) unveils its Multi-Mission Helicopter Program, featuring the proven Columbia Model 234 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, developed as a single platform solution to support customers’ multi-mission requirements. “With larger and more intense events taking place with increased frequency around the world, such as fires, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, demand is on the... Read more

Honeywell awarded $476M contract for CH-47 T55 engines

Honeywell awarded $476M contract for CH-47 T55 engines

9-Mar-2021Source: US DoD

Honeywell International Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded a $476,065,362 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of CH-47 aircraft T55 engines, CH-47 aircraft T55 engine electronic control units, and CH-47 aircraft T55 engine installation kits.  Bids were solicited via the internet with one received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated... Read more

HAI names 2021 Recipients of Salute to Excellence Award for Humanitarian Service

HAI names 2021 Recipients of Salute to Excellence Award for Humanitarian Service

9-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the California National Guard 40th Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 and UH-60 Blackhawk Crews are the 2021 recipients of the association’s Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate... Read more

05-Jan-21 ZA679 Boeing CH-47F Wantage, UK

05-Jan-21 ZA679 Boeing CH-47F Wantage, UK

5-Jan-2021

Helicopter made a precautionary landing, but the field was very soft and it sank into the soil, which initiated an exercise to extract it using cranes etc over two or three days. RAF Benson photo... Read more

CAE win $90M US Army training contract

CAE win $90M US Army training contract

23-Dec-2020Source: CAE

CAE announced that CAE USA is authorized to proceed on the United States Army contract to provide advanced helicopter flight training support services. Under terms of the contract, CAE USA will provide classroom, simulator, and live flying instructor support services for Army aviators training to fly the CH-47 Chinook, UH-60 Black Hawk, and AH-64 Apache... Read more

KBR wins $49M contract to boost reliability of US Army CH-47 fleet

KBR wins $49M contract to boost reliability of US Army CH-47 fleet

18-Dec-2020Source: KBR

KBR (NYSE: KBR) won a $49 million recompete to provide system acquisition support and reliability improvements on the CH-47 Chinook Helicopter and other select aircraft for the Cargo Helicopter Project Management Office (PMO) within the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation. KBR received this cost-plus-fixed-fee task order via the Department of Defense Information Analysis... Read more

GKN wins Boeing silver award for AH-64 and CH-47 program work

GKN wins Boeing silver award for AH-64 and CH-47 program work

2-Dec-2020Source: GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace have announced that it has received a 2019 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. The GKN Aerospace sites of Hoogeveen and Papendrecht in The Netherlands maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period supporting... Read more

British military Joint Helicopter Command sustain airpower operation in Mali

British military Joint Helicopter Command sustain airpower operation in Mali

30-Oct-2020Source: Royal Air Force

The British military Tri-Service Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) is leading the UK’s support to the French Counter Insurgency Operations in West Africa by conducting heavy lift helicopter operations. The deployment of Royal Air Force CH 47 Chinooks began in 2018 and it has been JHC that has sustained this operation for two years now by... Read more

Honeywell Secures Repair and Overhaul Contract for US Army Chinook Fleet

Honeywell Secures Repair and Overhaul Contract for US Army Chinook Fleet

13-Oct-2020Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has won a five-year IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) contract for the repair and overhaul of its T55-GA-714A engines that operate on the U.S. Army’s CH-47 Chinook helicopters. This contract award will ensure that the U.S. Army’s Chinook fleet has spare engines to sustain its future missions and overall readiness. The engines... Read more

Boeing, Honeywell and Rolls-partner on German CH-47 bid

Boeing, Honeywell and Rolls-partner on German CH-47 bid

22-Sep-2020Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA], Honeywell Aerospace and Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. have reached an agreement to provide in-service support of the T-55 engine should the government of Germany select the H-47 Chinook for its Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter requirement. Since the forming of the Chinook Germany Industry Team in 2018, originally comprised of nine German companies,... Read more

RAAF new Chinook HQ to boost local Townsville economy

RAAF new Chinook HQ to boost local Townsville economy

8-Jun-2020Source: RAAF

The Townsville economy is receiving a $40 million boost through Defence works at RAAF Base Townsville, highlighting the success of the Morrison Government’s local procurement policies. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said the new facilities for Defence’s CH-47 Chinook helicopters are being constructed using local companies and employees. The project includes... Read more

SAFE to distribute M2 ERFS Tank Shoring System for CH-47

SAFE to distribute M2 ERFS Tank Shoring System for CH-47

27-Mar-2020Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce an agreement with M2 Concepts & Design to manufacture and distribute their proprietary cable enabled shoring system designed for military aircraft. The shoring system is designed to provide a durable platform for Extended Range Fuel System (ERFS) tanks while loading and unloading on the S.A.F.E. Structure roller system.... Read more

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs wins $1M CH-47F fall protection platform contract

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs wins $1M CH-47F fall protection platform contract

29-Jan-2020Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs announced they have been awarded the U.S. Army contract to supply customized Fall Protection Platforms for the Boeing Chinook CH-46 and CH-47 aircraft. The custom stands will support the maintenance of these aircraft at facilities in Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, Fort Riley and Fort Bragg. The U.S. Army recognized the risk mitigation... Read more

Boeing delivered more new Apaches than 737s in 2019 Q4

Boeing delivered more new Apaches than 737s in 2019 Q4

16-Jan-2020Source: HeliHub.com

This week Boeing has released its production numbers for the fourth quarter of 2019, and the full year totals. In the fourth quarter, the company delivered 10 new helicopters – all Apaches and no Chinooks. That takes the annual total to 37 Apaches and 13 Chinooks. Included in the annual numbers are the first eight... Read more

Coulson and Unical join forces to form Coulson Unical

Coulson and Unical join forces to form Coulson Unical

4-Mar-2019Source: Coulson Aviation

Coulson Aviation USA, a member of the Coulson Group, and Unical Air, a new unit of the Unical Group of Companies, have joined forces to create a heavy lift helicopter joint venture company that will build and operate Boeing CH-47 and Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft for aerial firefighting and other markets. The joint venture will... Read more

UTC Unveils New Lightweight Ballistic Protection

UTC Unveils New Lightweight Ballistic Protection

24-Oct-2018Source: UTC Aerospace Systems

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today unveiled a new Lightweight Ballistic Protection System (LBPS) for its Cargo On/Off Loading System (COOLS) for the CH-47 Chinook. Depending on the level of protection selected, the new LBPS can provide operators with up to 20 percent weight savings, helping to increase fuel... Read more

Possible US Foreign Military Sale to the UK

Possible US Foreign Military Sale to the UK

22-Oct-2018Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of sixteen (16) H-47 Chinook (Extended Range) helicopters for an estimated cost of $3.5 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of United Kingdom has requested... Read more

Boeing Awarded $199M Contract for H-47 Rotor Blade Support

Boeing Awarded $199M Contract for H-47 Rotor Blade Support

27-Sep-2018Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $198,927,812 firm-fixed-price contract for performance-based logistics support of the Chinook H-47 forward and aft rotor blades and associated containers. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2023.... Read more

Honeywell Awarded $20M Contract for CH-47 Engine Support

Honeywell Awarded $20M Contract for CH-47 Engine Support

3-Sep-2018Source: US DoD

Honeywell International Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded a $20,206,856 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, and time and materials) contract for engineering logistical support services for the CH-47 T55-GA-714A engine, engine components, and related systems. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated... Read more

US delivers new Chinook to Turkey despite F-35 problem

US delivers new Chinook to Turkey despite F-35 problem

29-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Turkey has recently received their second batch of CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the US. The contract was for 11 helicopters, with 6 having been delivered in 2016, this second batch of five completes the contract. Turkey and the US are currently in a political row, with the delivery of F-35 jets being delayed by Donald... Read more

Netherlands signs combined Apache and Chinook sustainment contract with Boeing

Netherlands signs combined Apache and Chinook sustainment contract with Boeing

23-Jul-2018Source: Boeing

Boeing and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) signed a Combined Helicopter Support services agreement at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 14 that will provide maintenance, services and spare parts to the RNLAF’s fleet of AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The performance based logistics contract, called COHESU, is designed to drive... Read more

CAE joins Boeing H-47 Chinook team

CAE joins Boeing H-47 Chinook team

13-Jul-2018Source: CAE

At the Royal International Air Tattoo, CAE Elektronik GmbH announced that it has signed a teaming agreement with Boeing to support the H-47 Chinook helicopter being offered for the German Air Force’s STH (Schwerer Transporthubschrauber) heavy-lift helicopter competition. Under terms of the teaming agreement, CAE Elektronik GmbH, based in Stolberg, Germany, would have responsibility for... Read more

Boeing, Rohde & Schwarz Sign Agreement

Boeing, Rohde & Schwarz Sign Agreement

27-Apr-2018Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Rohde & Schwarz have reached an agreement to offer Rohde & Schwarz’s next-generation software-defined airborne radio (SDAR) into the flight systems of H-47 Chinook helicopters. The R&S SDAR will give operators of the Boeing-built Chinook significant communications capabilities. “This is yet another example of how we can accommodate unique customer requirements,”... Read more

Boeing partners with 10 German Aerospace Companies

Boeing partners with 10 German Aerospace Companies

26-Apr-2018Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and ten German aerospace companies reached agreements today to partner on a range of business opportunities on the H-47 Chinook, a contender in Germany’s STH heavy-lift helicopter competition. The agreements with AERO-Bildungs GmbH, Aircraft Philipp, CAE Elektronik GmbH, COTESA, Diehl Defence, Honeywell, Liebherr-Aerospace, Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH, Rockwell Collins, and Rolls-Royce... Read more

Program Executive Office for Aviation group is awarded

Program Executive Office for Aviation group is awarded

14-Mar-2018Source: US Army Environmental Command

A group from the Program Executive Office for Aviation has been recognized by the Army for their environmental improvements to the Army’s cargo helicopter aircraft and equipment. The Secretary of the Army selected the System Safety Environmental Working Group from PEO-Aviation’s Cargo Helicopters project office to receive the Environmental Award for Excellence in Weapons System... Read more

Israel prefers CH-47F to CH-53K

Israel prefers CH-47F to CH-53K

12-Mar-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Sikorsky and Boeing are in competition to see who will provide helicopters to the Israel Air Force as they are modernizing their fleet. The IDF Ground Forces Command are planning to push Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook, rather than Sikorsky’s CH-53K King Stallion, reports JPost.... Read more

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

4-Mar-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

 LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today the delivery of  cabin and cockpit floor armor for Columbia Helicopters’ model 234 aircraft (commercial equivalent to the Boeing CH-47).  The armor is designed to protect crew members operating in hazardous environments. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). Through years of experience and customer collaboration, LifePort has... Read more

Boeing awarded $19M contract for field service representatives for the CH-47

Boeing awarded $19M contract for field service representatives for the CH-47

18-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Boeing Aerospace Operations Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded an $18,903,268 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for field service representatives for the CH-47 cargo helicopter platform and avionics. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 14, 2020. U.S.... Read more

King Stallion and Chinook to battle for Israeli order

King Stallion and Chinook to battle for Israeli order

7-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Israeli is looking to modernizing their heavy-lift helicopter fleet by replacing their CH-53 Yasur helicopters. The fleet has been in service for over 50 years and although they have recently been upgraded, a replacement is needed. The money for the replacement will come from the MoU of $38 billion signed in 2016 between Washington and... Read more

DynCorp International awarded $8M contract for Maintenance on AH-64, UH-60, CH-47, and OH-58s

DynCorp International awarded $8M contract for Maintenance on AH-64, UH-60, CH-47, and OH-58s

12-Jun-2017Source: US DoD

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $7,734,253 modification (P00205) to contract W58RZG-13-C-0042 for aircraft maintenance services to the numerous aviation major weapon systems and platforms, including AH-64, UH-60, CH-47, and OH-58. Work will be performed in Fort Hood, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2018. Fiscal 2017 operations and... Read more

Boeing Awards Components Manufacturing Contract to COTESA

Boeing Awards Components Manufacturing Contract to COTESA

5-Jun-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded Saxony-based COTESA GmbH a five-year contract to manufacture key components for the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. This is the first Boeing contract award to COTESA. “We are committed to bringing opportunities to German companies from across the Boeing enterprise and will continue to strive to bring the best of Boeing... Read more

Government of Greece– CH-47D Helicopters

Government of Greece– CH-47D Helicopters

25-May-2017Source: DSCA

WASHINGTON, Apr. 28, 2017 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece for CH-47D helicopters. The estimated cost is $80 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 27, 2017. The Government of Greece... Read more

Columbia Helicopters receives Boeing Gold Award

Columbia Helicopters receives Boeing Gold Award

17-May-2017Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters, Inc. has announced that it has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its CH-47 Chinook transmission repair efforts. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Portland, Oregon-based Columbia Helicopters received the award for maintaining a Gold performance rating for each month of the... Read more

Stirling and SGB extend partnership

Stirling and SGB extend partnership

4-Dec-2016Source: Stirling Dynamics

Stirling Dynamics, leaders in active control technology, is pleased to announce its continued support of SGB Enterprises, experts in flight simulators and procedural training systems, with a new contract to supply active controls for their UH-60 and CH-47 helicopter simulators. This contract builds upon a long term relationship involving joint development of the equipment. SGB... Read more

Singapore Armed Forces faciltity at Oakey to have Au$50M upgrade

Singapore Armed Forces faciltity at Oakey to have Au$50M upgrade

21-Nov-2016Source: Qld Government

A $50 million upgrade to the Singapore Armed Forces’ facilities at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre, has been awarded to Toowoomba-based construction company FKG Group. The project will include refurbishment of helicopter training facilities and the construction of new logistics and maintenance facilities and airfield infrastructure for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), which... Read more

PCX Aerostructures Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone

PCX Aerostructures Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone

26-Oct-2016Source: PCX Aerostructures

“We are humbled that the Army is honoring the many years of dedicated hard work our employees have devoted to the success of the CH-47 program by landing this helicopter at our headquarters.  In addition to our current staff performing outstanding work on this platform, in many cases their fathers and mothers also worked on... Read more

Engine upgrades for US Army Chinooks under consideration

Engine upgrades for US Army Chinooks under consideration

14-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Boeing is considering a Block 2 upgrade to the US Army’s CH-47 Chinook, while Honeywell tries to improve the power efficiency of the T55 turboshaft engine by 25% and reduce the fuel consumption by 8%. Honeywell aims to perform a rig test in November this year, reports Flight Global, giving them more information to design... Read more

US approves $81M Common Missile Warning System sale to Egypt

US approves $81M Common Missile Warning System sale to Egypt

10-Oct-2016Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) for AH-64E Apache, UH-60 Blackhawks, and CH-47 Chinook Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $81.4 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this... Read more

LORD Corporation Announces CH-47 Product Qualification

LORD Corporation Announces CH-47 Product Qualification

8-Sep-2016Source: Lord Corp

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has announced product qualification for their Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) for the Boeing H-47 Chinook helicopter. Under contract with Boeing since Sept. 2013, LORD has completed all program milestones and has received final qualification approval for the state-of-the-art patented system... Read more

Vector Aerospace may lay off 60 in UK

Vector Aerospace may lay off 60 in UK

10-Aug-2016Source: HeliHub.com

A local news outlet in Portsmouth is reporting that 60 jobs at the local Vector Aerospace facility at Fleetlands are at risk after the company lost s contract. Portsmouth News says Vector had bid for the Digital Automatic Flight Control System upgrade programme for the Royal Air Force’s Chinook helicopter fleet. Steve Burnell from Boeing Defence... Read more

Australian Army receive three Chinooks over two months ahead of schedule

Australian Army receive three Chinooks over two months ahead of schedule

28-Jun-2016Source: Australian DoD

In a major boost to Army’s medium lift helicopter capability, CASG has delivered three additional CH-47Fs Chinooks two and half months ahead of schedule. The addition of three CH-47Fs to the existing fleet of seven significantly expands Army’s battlefield capability in the areas of air mobile, air assault, aero medical evacuation and amphibious operations, as... Read more

CH-47 Chinook Rear Crew Trainer reaches milestone

CH-47 Chinook Rear Crew Trainer reaches milestone

24-Jun-2016Source: Bluedrop

Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) [TSX-V: BPL] together with Boeing [NYSE: BA], announced today that it has completed a major milestone in the development of the next-generation CH-47 Chinook helicopter Rear Crew Trainer with the integration of its Canadian-built fuselage with Boeing’s cockpit training simulator system. The fuselage is part of a forty-two foot-long mock-up... Read more

FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

7-Jun-2016Source: FL Technics

FL Technics has successfully completed a cooperation project launched together with the United States Armed Forces. Under the project, FL Technics provided support services as well as secured appropriate conditions for the maintenance of heavy-lift helicopters CH-47 Chinook conducted by the U.S. Army 160th SOAR (A). The U.S. Armed Forces chose Lithuania as its base... Read more

AEM to provide Internal PA system for Indian Chinooks

AEM to provide Internal PA system for Indian Chinooks

26-May-2016Source: AEM

The Boeing Company has selected AEM (Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp) to supply the Internal PA System (IPS) for use on the CH-47 Chinook Helicopters for the Indian Government. This is the first time that the Chinook has been equipped with an Internal Public Address System, and AEM is pleased to provide the solution. “AEM has... Read more

L-3 Link CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers released for training

L-3 Link CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers released for training

26-May-2016Source: L-3 Link

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that two CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) it installed at the U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI Warrior Hall facility have been released for training. L-3 Link performed work on the CH-47F OFTs under a contract modification from CSRA, prime contractor on the U.S. Army’s Flight School... Read more

Columbia Helicopters Chinook fights first fire

Columbia Helicopters Chinook fights first fire

11-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Columbia Helicopters reported recently that they had added internal fire fighting tanks to its fleet of CH-47D Chinook helicopters this season, and now they have confirmed that their aircraft N471CH has fought its first fire in Minnesota. Working in the land of 10,000 lakes, the Chinook and crew fought a 100 acre fire and was... Read more

Columbia Helicopters wins US Forest Service contracts

Columbia Helicopters wins US Forest Service contracts

22-Apr-2016Source: Columbia Helicopters

With fire season rapidly approaching in the Western United States, Columbia Helicopters is prepared once again to assist in battling wildland fires. The Oregon-based company has five aircraft under contract with the U.S. Forest Service this season, and more helicopters could be made available if needed. “We have a long history of supporting Forest Service... Read more

Australia retires a Chinook to War Memorial museum

Australia retires a Chinook to War Memorial museum

20-Apr-2016

Chinook A15-202 was part of the army’s fleet of CH-47D Chinooks that were in near continuous use in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2013, and is the only D-Model in the fleet to have taken enemy fire — during an incident in 2009, for which the pilot was awarded a medal for bravery.  See full story... Read more

Netherlands to receive another 12 CH-47F Chinooks

Netherlands to receive another 12 CH-47F Chinooks

18-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

“Boeing, Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $308,035,700 modification (P00042) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 (Holland) for 12 CH-47F helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of April 15, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $308,035,700 were obligated at the time of the... Read more

CAE to upgrade two Royal Air Force Chinook simulators

CAE to upgrade two Royal Air Force Chinook simulators

6-Apr-2016Source: CAE

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract amendment to CAE to upgrade two of the CH-47 Chinook dynamic mission simulators at CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) at RAF Benson. CAE will install the digital automatic flying control system (DAFCS) in each of the simulators to ensure concurrency with... Read more

Dallas Avionics to distribute Voyager Power Source from Avion Power

Dallas Avionics to distribute Voyager Power Source from Avion Power

6-Apr-2016Source: Dallas Avionics

Dallas Avionics is now a distributor of Avion Power’s Voyager Power Source. The Voyager is designed to start aircraft engines and provide auxiliary power. On a single charge, a Voyager provides 10 or more turbine engine starts, powers on-board electronics for an hour, or provides a combination of auxiliary power and starting power. Voyager is... Read more

Australian Defence Force sued by family of pilot killed in 2011

Australian Defence Force sued by family of pilot killed in 2011

4-Apr-2016Source: Herald Sun

Lieutenant Marcus Case, 27, was killed and five other service personnel injured when a Chinook helicopter they were in crashed near the Aussie base at Tarin Kowt in May 2011  See full story See also HeliHub.com page for this accident – 30-May-11 Boeing CH-47D Tarin Kot, Afghanistan (1F)... Read more

Rockwell Collins to provide CAAS for India CH-47F fleet

Rockwell Collins to provide CAAS for India CH-47F fleet

30-Mar-2016Source: Rockwell Collins

The Boeing Company has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) for 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Indian Ministry of Defence. “We have a successful track record of integrating CAAS on Chinook helicopters that will ensure that the Indian Defence Ministry will receive on-time, on-budget, advanced avionics,” said Troy Brunk,... Read more

Rotorcraft Modernization Efforts Back on Track, Officials Tell US Congress

Rotorcraft Modernization Efforts Back on Track, Officials Tell US Congress

18-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

Rotorcraft modernization, severely affected by budget cuts, is just now getting back on track, Army and Air Force officials told a House panel yesterday. Army Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, the military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air... Read more

Boeing awarded $896M for 12 new and 27 upgraded CH-47Fs

Boeing awarded $896M for 12 new and 27 upgraded CH-47Fs

16-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $896,929,889 modification (P00040) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for cargo (CH-47F) helicopter multiyear for production lot 14 for 27 renew helicopters and 12 new build helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 20, 2020.  Fiscal 2015 and 2016 other... Read more

AmSafe Bridport to supply cargo nets for Dutch Chinook and NH90 fleets

AmSafe Bridport to supply cargo nets for Dutch Chinook and NH90 fleets

16-Mar-2016Source: AmSafe Bridport

AmSafe Bridport wins two contracts from the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the development and supply of internal cargo restraint nets for their NH90 and Chinook helicopters. Bridport, UK, March 2016: following a tender process AmSafe Bridport Limited has been awarded two contracts from the Netherlands DMO for the development and supply of internal... Read more

Honeywell awarded $9.5M for the repair of CH-47 T-55 engines

Honeywell awarded $9.5M for the repair of CH-47 T-55 engines

10-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

Honeywell International, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $9,585,183 modification (P00040) to contract W58RGZ-11-C-0039 for technical and logistics support for the repair of CH-47 T-55 engines.  Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 29, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $9,585,183 were obligated at... Read more

First class of Canadian Chinook aircrews graduates

First class of Canadian Chinook aircrews graduates

9-Feb-2016Source: CAE

During a ceremony held today at Garrison Petawawa, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) formally graduated its first class of CH-147F Chinook helicopter aircrews who took part in the new, comprehensive Field Trials Course. Photos of the event will be available for download at www.cae.com/photos. A total of ten RCAF CH-147 Chinook aircrew – six... Read more

All Metal MS supplies huge maintenance stands to Columbia Helicopters

All Metal MS supplies huge maintenance stands to Columbia Helicopters

21-Jan-2016Source: All Metal MS

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of solution-driven custom “safety first” Maintenance Stands, Fall Protection Platforms, Hangar Equipment and Specialty Tooling announced that it delivered a customized line of Fall Protection Platforms to Columbia Helicopters Portland, Oregon facility. All Metal developed the concept of designing an adjustable Fall Protection Platform,... Read more

UK receives 60th Chinook

UK receives 60th Chinook

7-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Boeing has confirmed delivery of the 14th Mk.6 Chinook to the UK’s Royal Air Force, taking its fleet to 60 aircraft.  The event also coincided with the 35th anniversary of Chinook operations for the UK. “Since they were introduced into service in 1980, our Chinook fleet has played an integral supporting role for British forces and... Read more

QinetiQ wins £5.2m contract to support UK Chinook upgrade

QinetiQ wins £5.2m contract to support UK Chinook upgrade

29-Oct-2015Source: QinetiQ

QinetiQ has signed a £5.2m contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to independently evaluate Boeing’s Digital Automatic Flight Control System upgrades to the Chinook helicopter. As Boeing conducts a series of upgrades to the aircraft, QinetiQ will provide independent technical evaluation and advice to the MOD Chinook Project Team. QinetiQ will work with... Read more

First Chinooks arrive at RAF Benson

First Chinooks arrive at RAF Benson

27-Oct-2015Source: Chinooks

The first Chinook helicopters and around 150 personnel moved to RAF Benson on Wednesday as the Chinook Operational Conversion Flight joined their Puma colleagues. The Chinook Operational Conversion Flight, which will eventually see 6 Chinook aircraft based at RAF Benson, joined the Puma Operational Conversion Flight to form the combined Puma and Chinook Operational Conversion... Read more

Boeing confirms Indian Apache and Chinook order

Boeing confirms Indian Apache and Chinook order

30-Sep-2015Source: Boeing

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing [NYSE: BA] for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions. India will receive 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Both are the newest... Read more

Indian Government confirms $10 Billion deal for 22 Apaches and 15 Chinooks

Indian Government confirms $10 Billion deal for 22 Apaches and 15 Chinooks

25-Sep-2015Source: The Economic Times

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) today cleared a multi-billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing. See Full Story... Read more

Dutch air force chief dissatisfied with US Army helicopter future plans

Dutch air force chief dissatisfied with US Army helicopter future plans

17-Sep-2015Source: UPI

The U.S. military’s Future Vertical Lift program to develop new battlefield helicopters does not impress the top air force chief in the Netherlands. See Full Story... Read more

Netherlands orders 14 CH-47F Chinooks, and upgrades 6 more

Netherlands orders 14 CH-47F Chinooks, and upgrades 6 more

13-Sep-2015Source: Ministrie van Defensie

[electronic translation] Defence bought 14 new Chinook transport helicopters and six modernize existing equipment. The number of Chinooks thus goes from 17 to 20. This was announced by Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert today in a letter to the Lower House. Defence now has 11 Chinooks of the type CH-47D, and 6 of the type CH-47F (NL).The... Read more

Billings Flying Service Chinook on standby for Montana firefighting

Billings Flying Service Chinook on standby for Montana firefighting

26-Aug-2015Source: Daily Inter Lake

A private contractor has been part the firefighting effort in Northwest Montana attacking fires from above. See Full Story... Read more

Columbia Chinook added to Cal Fire fleet

Columbia Chinook added to Cal Fire fleet

25-Aug-2015Source: KRCR News

CAL FIRE is beefing up their aerial firefighting fleet with a newly stationed “stage one,” or large, chopper at the Chico Municipal Airport. See Full Story... Read more

Boeing wins $14M more work for Turkish and UAE Chinooks

Boeing wins $14M more work for Turkish and UAE Chinooks

10-Aug-2015Source: US DOD

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $14,579,980 modification (P00027) to foreign military sales contract (Turkey, United Arab Emirates) W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for Chinook helicopters, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012 other procurement funds in the amount of 14,579,980. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting... Read more

Boeing awarded $7M for work on CH-47F for Turkey and UAE

Boeing awarded $7M for work on CH-47F for Turkey and UAE

14-Jul-2015

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $7,451,859 modification (P00024) to a foreign military sales contract (W58RGZ-13-C-0002) to add additional unique statement of work effort for foreign military sales to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates for CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters. Purpose of the modification is to incorporate unique tasks required by the... Read more

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