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Boeing to upgrade Spanish Chinook fleet

Boeing to upgrade Spanish Chinook fleet

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will upgrade all 17 of Spain’s CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the F-model configuration, adding features such as the digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling to align that country’s fleet with those of other nations. This is the first order from a non-U.S. customer placed through… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 04-Jan-19

Kawak receives STC for new CH-47 Chinook Internal firefighting tank system

Kawak receives STC for new CH-47 Chinook Internal firefighting tank system

Kawak Aviation has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its CH-47D Chinook aerial liquid delivery system (ALDS) and auxiliary hydraulic system. Working with customer Billings Flying Service of Billings, Montana, Kawak has achieved a more effective internal tank firefighting system. The 2,500-US gallon (9,463-liter) tank fills in under 40 seconds and can release a… Read more »

Source: Kawak Aviation, 15-Jun-18

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Government of Greece– CH-47D Helicopters

Government of Greece– CH-47D Helicopters

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 »

Source: DSCA, 25-May-17

Columbia Completes 1st Firefighting Season w/World’s Largest Tanks

With a lengthy and very destructive firefighting season under their belts, Columbia Helicopters has credited part of its overall success to its two Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters that were equipped with the world’s largest helicopter Fire Attack System (FAS) internal water tanks. During 2016’s fire season, seven of Columbia Helicopters’ aircraft logged nearly 1,500 hours,… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

Columbia Helicopters Chinook fights first fire

Columbia Helicopters Chinook fights first fire

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

Columbia Helicopters wins US Forest Service contracts

Columbia Helicopters wins US Forest Service contracts

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 »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 22-Apr-16

Australia retires a Chinook to War Memorial museum

Australia retires a Chinook to War Memorial museum

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

20-Apr-16

Moroccan Chinooks near completion of refurbishment at Columbia Helicopters

Moroccan Chinooks near completion of refurbishment at Columbia Helicopters

The Royal Moroccan Air Force had a good problem. They had just acquired three Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters from the US Army, the Moroccan’s had a requirement to bring the aircraft to an almost new condition before they could begin to operate them. The answer came from just under 6,000 miles away, in Aurora, Oregon…. Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 13-May-15

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New Chinooks enhance Cal Guard’s mission capability

New Chinooks enhance Cal Guard’s mission capability

New upgrades to an old workhorse are bringing added capability to the California National Guard’s helicopter fleet. The Cal Guard has been replacing its aging CH-47D fleet, which consists of aircraft originally built in the 1960s and ’70s, with brand new, high-tech CH-47F Chinooks. The first of 12 new CH-47F Chinooks arrived at the Cal… Read more »

Source: USCG, 12-Mar-15

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New York Army National Guard Aviators Move Up to CH-47 Foxtrot Model

New York Army National Guard Aviators Move Up to CH-47 Foxtrot Model

New York Army National Guard aviators here are now operating the Army’s latest and greatest version of the venerable Chinook dual rotor helicopter: the CH-47F. “For the Soldiers it is a very big deal because of all the enhanced capabilities which the aircraft provides which is above and beyond the ‘Delta’ model,” said Capt. Brendan… Read more »

Source: US Army, 30-Oct-14

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Summit Aviation Prepares Army Chinook For Civilian Job

Summit Aviation Prepares Army Chinook For Civilian Job

Summit Aviation recently helped a veteran of military aviation, a Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopter, make a groundbreaking transition into a productive new role in civilian life, firefighting. Starting late last year, the U.S. Army began auctioning the Chinooks for civilian use. The auctions are the first time military Chinooks are being sold for non-military operations,… Read more »

Source: Summit, 12-Sep-14

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Honeywell HUMS selected by Singapore for CH-47 Fleet

Honeywell HUMS selected by Singapore for CH-47 Fleet

Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has been selected to supply Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) to the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) CH-47SD Chinook helicopters. “Our HUMS technology will provide RSAF operators with information that’s needed to keep their fleet safe and efficient,” said Mark Burgess, senior director, Defense and Space, Asia Pacific, Honeywell… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 01-Sep-14

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Billings Flying Service earns the first FAA CH-47D Type Certificate

Billings Flying Service earns the first FAA CH-47D Type Certificate

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Billings Flying Service application for a restricted type certificate on the Chinook CH-47D helicopter. According to Al Blain, Co-owner of Billings Flying Service, this is the first and only type certificate for the CH-47D helicopter. Billings Flying Service bought the first two CH-47Ds that were sold through… Read more »

Source: Billings Flying Service, 05-Aug-14

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Columbia Helicopters Adding Army Surplus CH-47Ds

Columbia Helicopters Adding Army Surplus CH-47Ds

 Columbia Helicopters is expanding its fleet of heavy lift, twin-rotor aircraft with the acquisition of five Boeing CH-47D helicopters, formerly operated by the US Army. The helicopters, originally manufactured in the early 1970s as CH-47C models, but upgraded in 1988 to the D-model configuration, will join the operator’s fleet of six Columbia Model 234 Chinooks,… Read more »

Source: AHSAFA, 28-Mar-14

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Billings Flying Service buys two CH-47D Chinooks

Billings Flying Service buys two CH-47D Chinooks

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

Source: Billings Gazette, 24-Feb-14

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Columbia Helicopters buys three CH-47D from US Army

Columbia Helicopters buys three CH-47D from US Army

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

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 18-Feb-14

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US Army dispose of two CH-47D Chinooks

US Army dispose of two CH-47D Chinooks

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-13

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Korea requests fourteen CH-47D Chinooks

Korea requests fourteen CH-47D Chinooks

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

Source: DSCA, 05-Dec-13

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

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

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

Source: AHS&AFA, 04-Nov-13

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Royal Netherlands Air Force begins training on upgraded Chinook simulator

Royal Netherlands Air Force begins training on upgraded Chinook simulator

CAE today announced it has completed a major upgrade to one of the Chinook dynamic mission simulators located at CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is now training its Chinook aircrews to both the CH-47D and CH-47F standards. The upgrade was done over the past two… Read more »

Source: CAE, 22-Oct-13

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Libya looking to buy 22 Chinooks

Libya looking to buy 22 Chinooks

A Boeing  Senior Manager is quoted as saying that Libya  was thinking of buying six CH-47D and 16 CH-47F,  an upgraded version of the CH-47D .  See full story

29-Sep-13

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India chooses CH-47D to replace Mi-26

India chooses CH-47D to replace Mi-26

India reportedly will enter into negotiations with Boeing of the United States for acquisition of 15 CH-47D Chinook helicopters. (see full story)

01-Nov-12

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Australian Army takes delivery of two Chinooks

Australian Army takes delivery of two Chinooks

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that two additional CH-47D Chinook helicopters have been handed over to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in Townsville. The Chinook provides the ADF with an outstanding battlefield lift capability and has provided excellent service to Army for more than 25 years…. Read more »

Source: Australian Army, 04-Jul-12

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Boeing awarded $26M for Chinook long lead items

Boeing awarded $26M for Chinook long lead items

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 »

Source: US DoD, 09-Apr-12

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Australia accepts two CH-47D Chinooks

Australia accepts two CH-47D Chinooks

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith announced that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) fleet of Chinooks has increased to seven following the arrival of two additional CH-47D Chinook helicopters in Townsville. In November last year, the Government approved the purchase of the two ex-United States Army Chinooks following the loss of one ADF Chinook on operations… Read more »

Source: Australian MoD, 02-Feb-12

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