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Egypt Purchases Boeing CH-47F Chinooks

Egypt Purchases Boeing CH-47F Chinooks

4-Jan-2023Source: Boeing

The U.S. Army has awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] a contract to produce 12 new CH-47F Chinooks for the Egyptian Air Force. With this $426 million foreign military sale, Egypt will replace its fleet of CH-47D aircraft with the modern F model, and benefit from its advanced multi-mission capabilities. “The F-model aircraft will enhance Egypt’s Chinook... Read more

US approves possible FMS to the Republic of Korea of CH-47Fs

US approves possible FMS to the Republic of Korea of CH-47Fs

9-Dec-2022Source: US State Dept

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of CH-47F helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested to... Read more

Netherlands takes delivery of 20th CH-47F Chinook

Netherlands takes delivery of 20th CH-47F Chinook

15-Nov-2022Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the 20th CH-47F Chinook to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), concluding the country’s latest fleet update. “Our continuing partnership with the Royal Netherlands Air Force exemplifies the value of a modern and versatile Chinook fleet,” said Ken Eland, vice president and H-47 program manager. “These state-of-the art aircraft will significantly improve... Read more

Boeing awarded $63M contract for CH-47F Block II

Boeing awarded $63M contract for CH-47F Block II

3-Oct-2022Source: US DoD

  The Boeing Company, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $63,033,787 fixed-price-incentive contract for CH-47F Block II aircraft. 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 Nov. 3, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the... Read more

US Army Chinooks Conduct Deck Landings on USS Ronald Reagan

US Army Chinooks Conduct Deck Landings on USS Ronald Reagan

3-Oct-2022Source: US Army

  Soldiers from B Company, 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade conducted deck landings with CH-47F Chinook helicopters on the the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), in the East Sea on September 26, 2022. Deck landing qualifications are conducted to certify air crew members and pilots... Read more

Boeing awarded $29M contract for long lead items for CH-47F

Boeing awarded $29M contract for long lead items for CH-47F

30-Sep-2022Source: Boeing

  The Boeing Company, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $29,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for advanced procurement of long lead items for CH-47F Block 2. 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. 29, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting... Read more

RAF Chinook support to exercise Vigilant Fox in Finland

RAF Chinook support to exercise Vigilant Fox in Finland

10-Aug-2022

  Alongside CH-47F Chinooks and UH-60 Blackhawks from the United States and NH90s from Finland, the helicopters conducted mixed formation training to enable multi-aircraft aviation support to the Heli-borne Assault Force. VIGILANT FOX was a four-day validation exercise for C Company, 2 RIFLES, Finnish Karelian Brigade and the Jaeger Guard Regiment. For UK Chinooks, the... Read more

Collins expand support for Dutch CH-47F fleet

Collins expand support for Dutch CH-47F fleet

3-Jun-2022Source: Collins Aerospace

  Collins Aerospace signed two new Letters of Intent (LOI) with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) building upon existing projects in support of their F-35 and CH-47F programs. As part of the first LOI, Collins plans to integrate its F-35 simulator helmet into TNO’s ultimate motion simulator, DESDEMONA, at the RNLAF’s F-35 Pilot Readiness... Read more

Germany picks CH-47F Chinook

Germany picks CH-47F Chinook

1-Jun-2022Source: Boeing

The German Government today announced that Boeing’s CH-47F Chinook has been selected for its heavy-lift helicopter requirements (STH) for the German Bundeswehr. “Boeing is honored the German government has selected the CH-47F Chinook for its STH heavy-lift helicopter requirements. With the Chinook, Germany will operate the most affordable, proven and NATO interoperable heavy-lift helicopter. We... Read more

US State Department approves possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for CH-47F

US State Department approves possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for CH-47F

30-May-2022Source: DSCA

  The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Egypt of CH-47F Chinook Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.6 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Egypt has requested... Read more

Germany to buy 60 CH-47F Chinooks

Germany to buy 60 CH-47F Chinooks

28-Apr-2022Source: Financial Post

Germany will buy 60 CH-47F Chinook heavy transport helicopters from Boeing worth around 5 billion euros ($5.40 billion)as it upgrades its military armor, Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday, citing government sources. See Full Story.... Read more

Boeing delivers First Upgraded Chinook Helicopter Delivered to Spain

Boeing delivers First Upgraded Chinook Helicopter Delivered to Spain

24-Feb-2022Source: Boeing

The first remanufactured CH-47 Chinook helicopter was delivered to the Spanish Army at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces in Colmenar Viejo, Madrid. The aircraft is the first of 17 that will modernize the Spanish Chinook fleet, upgrading their existing CH-47D-model aircraft to the newer CH-47F model. The CH-47F... Read more

US and International Crew Members Utilize Flight Simulators in Germany

US and International Crew Members Utilize Flight Simulators in Germany

26-Nov-2021Source: US Army

Repetition is important if you want to be good at a certain task. For some, that may require traveling to another country to receive specialized training. Such is the case at the flight simulator facilities located at Storck Barracks in Illesheim, Germany, where rated (pilots) and non-rated (mechanics, etc.) crew members throughout Europe can come... Read more

US Army AMCOM delivers two CH-47Fs to Australia

US Army AMCOM delivers two CH-47Fs to Australia

19-Oct-2021Source: US Army

U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Security Assistance Management Directorate recently completed a major diversion with the Commonwealth of Australia. “A diversion means that two aircraft were slated for the U.S. Army,” said Susan Williams, a SAMD logistics management specialist “Usually the aircraft are put on contract and then provided to the customer once their... Read more

Boeing Signs First CH-47F Block II Chinook Production Contract

Boeing Signs First CH-47F Block II Chinook Production Contract

13-Oct-2021Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Army have signed a $136 million contract for the first CH-47F Block II Chinooks. The Army exercised options for four contracted CH-47F Block II Chinooks with the aircraft scheduled for delivery beginning 2023. Separately, the Army awarded Boeing a $29 million advanced procurement contract for the second production lot... Read more

Rockwell Collins awarded $15M for CH-47F avionics integration work

Rockwell Collins awarded $15M for CH-47F avionics integration work

30-Sep-2021Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $15,172,779 cost-plus fixed-fee contract for planning, implementation and integration of specific and emerging technology solutions into the Common Avionics Architecture System Operational Flight Program Cockpit System on the CH-47F. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with... Read more

Australia takes delivery of two CH-47F Chinooks, with two more due 2022

Australia takes delivery of two CH-47F Chinooks, with two more due 2022

9-Jul-2021Source: Boeing

Australia’s current fleet of Chinook helicopters will grow from 10 to 14 under this acquisition program, with the third and fourth Chinooks expected to arrive in Australia in mid-2022. The Australian Army, currently operating a fleet of 10 CH-47F Chinook advanced configuration aircraft, recently accepted the first two of four additional aircraft to further transform... Read more

US Foreign Military Sale to Australia of CH-47Fs valued at $259M

US Foreign Military Sale to Australia of CH-47Fs valued at $259M

30-Apr-2021Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of CH-47F Chinook Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $259 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Australia has requested to... Read more

Uncertain outlook for Chinook puts 18,000 jobs at risk

Uncertain outlook for Chinook puts 18,000 jobs at risk

26-Mar-2021Source: Forbes

The U.S. Army only has one type of heavy-lift helicopter. It is called the CH-47F Chinook, and it’s expected to remain in service until around 2060. See Full Story.... Read more

Collins awarded multi-year contract to support Dutch CH-47F fleet

Collins awarded multi-year contract to support Dutch CH-47F fleet

12-Mar-2021Source: Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), has been awarded a multi-year Performance Based Logistics avionics support contract to the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s (RNLAF) fleet of 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters. Collins Aerospace will provide field service engineering, program management, logistics service and repair and overhaul for the Common Avionics Architecture System... Read more

Kratos awarded $8.9M CH-47F maintenance training contract

Kratos awarded $8.9M CH-47F maintenance training contract

11-Mar-2021Source: Kratos

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced that it has received an $8.9 million subcontract to upgrade four Kratos CH-47F Chinook Avionics Trainers (CATs) and two Kratos CH-47F Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainers (MBRATs) located at the U.S. Army’s 128th Aviation Brigade in Ft. Eustis, Virginia. Kratos will... Read more

Israel selects CH-53K from Sikorsky over CH-F47 from Boeing

Israel selects CH-53K from Sikorsky over CH-F47 from Boeing

1-Mar-2021Source: Globes

Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have chosen to procure Lockheed Martin’s CH35K as its new heavy-lift helicopter, preferring it to Boeing’s CH-F47 Chinook. See Full Story.... Read more

Indra to upgrade Spanish CH-47 simulators

Indra to upgrade Spanish CH-47 simulators

6-Jan-2021Source: Indra

Indra will be upgrading the Chinook CH-47F helicopter simulation system, consisting of an FMS (Full Mission Simulator), the FTD (Flight Training Device) and the CBTs (Computer Based Trainer) at the Helicopter Simulation Center (CESIHEL) of the Armed Forces Flight Academy (ACAVIET), located at the Colmenar Viejo Base, to ensure Spanish pilots receive training at the... Read more

Netherlands’ Chinook purchase strengthens US-Coalition capabilities

Netherlands’ Chinook purchase strengthens US-Coalition capabilities

14-Aug-2020Source: US Army

The spring 2020 delivery of CH-47F Chinooks and other materiel and services to the Royal Netherlands Air Force is a critical step in deterring regional threats and strengthening U.S.-Coalition capabilities. The Netherlands purchased the U.S. military’s twin-engine heavy-lift helicopters through a $755M foreign military sales (FMS) case executed by Redstone Arsenal’s U.S. Army Security Assistance... Read more

Boeing completes helicopter deliveries to the Indian Air Force

Boeing completes helicopter deliveries to the Indian Air Force

17-Jul-2020Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed over to the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindan. Earlier in March, Boeing handed over the last five of 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook... Read more

Boeing Delivers First CH-47F Chinook to Royal Netherlands Air Force

Boeing Delivers First CH-47F Chinook to Royal Netherlands Air Force

8-Apr-2020Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently delivered the first CH-47F Chinook with an upgraded cockpit to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), continuing a track record of on-time deliveries to customers. The RNLAF will operate a fleet of 20 CH-47F Chinooks, the newest configuration in use by countries around the world. “The RNLAF made it clear to... 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

Boeing Awarded $10M Contract for CH-47F Support

Boeing Awarded $10M Contract for CH-47F Support

10-Jun-2019Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $10,115,993 modification (P00025) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0059 to support CH-47F Block II Engineering and Manufacturing Development program.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 27, 2021.  Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $10,115,993... Read more

Australian Defence Force Issues Final Acceptance of Kratos Training

Australian Defence Force Issues Final Acceptance of Kratos Training

3-Apr-2019Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the Australian Defence Force has completed all evaluation testing of Kratos’ CH-47F Chinook Avionics Trainer (CAT). The CAT is part of a $9.4 million contract by Boeing Defence Australia Limited in support of the Australian Defence Force (ADF)... Read more

India Receives First Chinook

India Receives First Chinook

11-Feb-2019Source: HeliHub.com

India has received their first Chinook helicopter from Boeing, during the India-Chinook Transfer Ceremony. This is the first delivery of a $3.1 billion contract between India and Boeing, first signed in 2015. India has ordered 22 AH-64E and 15 CH-47F(I) helicopters from Boeing. They expect to have all of the helicopters delivered by the end... Read more

Rockwell Collins awarded five-year US Army contract

Rockwell Collins awarded five-year US Army contract

19-Nov-2018Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has secured a five-year contract with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) Logistics Center (ALC) to provide current component upgrades and additional component repair capabilities for the Common Avionics Architecture Systems (CAAS) on the Army’s CH-47F Chinook helicopter fleet. “With this contract, we’re able to upgrade the first generation of CAAS hardware at... Read more

Boeing awarded $181M contract for Procurement of 156 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters

Boeing awarded $181M contract for Procurement of 156 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters

20-Jul-2018Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $181,253,232 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of up to 156 Multi-Year II Block I configured CH-47F Chinook helicopters. 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 Dec. 31, 2022. U.S.... Read more

Boeing Chinook Block II Program Moves to Final Assembly

Boeing Chinook Block II Program Moves to Final Assembly

2-Jul-2018Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Army celebrated a major CH-47F Block II program milestone with the loading of the first engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) helicopter into final assembly on June 27. “The CH-47F Block II represents tomorrow’s heavy lift readiness for the United States Army and her allied partners,” said Col. Greg Fortier,... Read more

Australian Army extends contract with Rockwell Collins

Australian Army extends contract with Rockwell Collins

22-Jun-2018Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Australian Army to provide extended avionics support for its fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters through a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract. The agreement extends to 2020, providing field service engineering, program management, logistics service and repair and overhaul for the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS)components installed on the aircraft and... Read more

Boeing awarded $26M contract for 8 CH-47F Foreign Military Sales to Saudi Arabia

Boeing awarded $26M contract for 8 CH-47F Foreign Military Sales to Saudi Arabia

28-May-2018Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co.-Philadelphia, Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $25,747,525 modification (P00091) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for eight CH-47F new-build helicopters for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command. Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2021. Fiscal 2017 foreign military sales... Read more

Spain – CH-47F Aircraft

Spain – CH-47F Aircraft

5-Apr-2018Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Spain of CH-47F aircraft for an estimated cost of $1.3 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Spain has requested to buy seventeen (17) CH-47F cargo helicopters with... Read more

Australia reports on CH-47F trials

Australia reports on CH-47F trials

4-Apr-2018Source: Royal Australian Navy

Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules has conducted First of Class Flight Trials for the CH-47F Chinook helicopter marking a significant increase to amphibious capability. Elements from the Australian Army’s 5th Aviation Regiment and the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit embarked Choules for the duration of the flight trials. The CH-47F conducted 206 launches and flew for a total of... Read more

Boeing to supply Indonesia with AH-64E and CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing to supply Indonesia with AH-64E and CH-47F Chinooks

15-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Boeing is looking to increase their co-operation with Indonesia’s heavylift transport helicopter programme. They will supply both AH-64E Apache helicopters as well as CH-47F Chinooks. Boeing is also providing training for the Apache helicopters, reports IHS Jane’s.... Read more

Boeing to Modernize Six Netherlands CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing to Modernize Six Netherlands CH-47F Chinooks

15-Dec-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSA: BA] and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence today signed an agreement that will upgrade six Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Chinook helicopters to the latest F-model configuration, ensuring commonality of systems for their entire fleet of 20 F-model Chinooks. Deliveries of the six modernized Chinooks are planned to begin in 2021. “The Netherlands’... Read more

Boeing awarded $223M contract for 8 CH-47F Helicopters for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command

Boeing awarded $223M contract for 8 CH-47F Helicopters for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command

24-Aug-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co.-Philadelphia, Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $222,549,505 firm-fixed-price modification (P00069) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for eight each CH-47F new build helicopters to support the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command (RSLFAC).  Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2021.  Fiscal 2017 foreign military sales funds... Read more

Boeing awarded $277M contract for engineering and manufacturing development for the CH-47F Block II program

Boeing awarded $277M contract for engineering and manufacturing development for the CH-47F Block II program

31-Jul-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $276,641,287 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for engineering and manufacturing development for the CH-47F Block II program. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 27, 2020. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation... Read more

Boeing to Modernize next-Generation Chinook

Boeing to Modernize next-Generation Chinook

31-Jul-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE:BA] will build and test three U.S. Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernization effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company’s Philadelphia site. A recent $276 million Army contract will fund those helicopters, which will validate technology advancements that will increase the iconic helicopter’s... Read more

Boeing awarded $14M contract for Foreign Military Sales of CH-47F Chinook parts to Netherlands and Turkey

Boeing awarded $14M contract for Foreign Military Sales of CH-47F Chinook parts to Netherlands and Turkey

6-Jul-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $14,297,933 modification (P00065) to foreign military sales (Netherlands, and Turkey) contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for obsolescent parts changes for CH-47F Chinook helicopters. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2010, 2015, 2016, and 2017 other funds in... Read more

Tata delivers first Chinook Crown and Tailcone to Boeing

Tata delivers first Chinook Crown and Tailcone to Boeing

13-Jun-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) today announced the delivery of the first crown and tailcone assembly for the Indian configuration of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter. Manufactured by TASL in Hyderabad, the parts will be delivered to Boeing for final assembly of the 15 helicopters on delivery to the Indian Air Force.... Read more

Boeing awarded $541M contract for production of 15 CH-47Fs

Boeing awarded $541M contract for production of 15 CH-47Fs

21-May-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $541,088,553 modification (P00064) to foreign military sales (Netherlands) contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for production lot 15 CH-47F cargo renew and new build helicopters. Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2010, 2016 and 2017 other funds in the... Read more

Foreign Military Sale of 48 CH-47F Chinooks to Saudi Arabia

Foreign Military Sale of 48 CH-47F Chinooks to Saudi Arabia

3-Jan-2017Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.51 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 7, 2016.... Read more

Rockwell Collins to support cockpit equipment for U.S. Army

Rockwell Collins to support cockpit equipment for U.S. Army

30-Nov-2016

Rockwell Collins recently won a follow-on service and support contract for its Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) on the U.S. Army’s CH-47F helicopter fleet. The contract covers up to 1,910 units by 2021. “Since its original installation, CAAS continues to enable Army aviation to safely perform highly demanding missions worldwide,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boeing completes delivery of seven Chinooks to Australian military

Boeing completes delivery of seven Chinooks to Australian military

14-Sep-2015Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the seventh CH-47F Chinook to the Australian Army on budget August 10th, three weeks ahead of schedule, supporting modernization of Australia’s cargo helicopter fleet and eventually replacing the Commonwealth’s six older CH-47D Chinooks. The seven advanced Chinooks were ordered as part of a U.S. Government Foreign Military Sales agreement with Australia... 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

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

Australia commissions first two CH-47F Chinooks

Australia commissions first two CH-47F Chinooks

7-May-2015Source: Department Of Defence Ministers

We are pleased to announce the commissioning into service of the first two CH-47F Chinook ‘Foxtrot’ helicopters. This Project, which represents an investment of $631 million in Australia’s safety and security, will deliver seven Chinook Foxtrots and two flight simulators, with all major equipment deliveries scheduled for completion by August 2015. These helicopters, which will... Read more

Rockwell Collins delivers RNP-RNAV capabilities for the U.S. Army CH-47F Chinooks

Rockwell Collins delivers RNP-RNAV capabilities for the U.S. Army CH-47F Chinooks

1-Apr-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

The U.S. Army continues to bring additional levels of safety to CH-47F operators with a new Required Navigation Performance-Area Navigation (RNP-RNAV) upgrade from Rockwell Collins. The upgrade for CH-47F Chinooks equipped with Rockwell Collins’ Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) was most recently fielded with the Minnesota/Iowa National Guard, as well as the 25th Combat Aviation... Read more

Netherlands requests 17 CH-47F Chinooks in $1.05 Billion deal

Netherlands requests 17 CH-47F Chinooks in $1.05 Billion deal

23-Mar-2015Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for CH-47F Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.05 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 19, 2015. The Government... Read more

Boeing awarded $713M contract to remanufacture 26 and build 4 CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing awarded $713M contract to remanufacture 26 and build 4 CH-47F Chinooks

23-Mar-2015Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $713,896,061 modification (P00019) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for 26 remanufactured CH-47F helicopters, four new CH-47s, and the option of building two more CH-47s, and provides for over and above appropriated funding and obligates long lead funding for Production Lot 14. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount... Read more

New Chinooks enhance Cal Guard’s mission capability

New Chinooks enhance Cal Guard’s mission capability

12-Mar-2015Source: USCG

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

Camp Ripley lands a new helicopter simulator

Camp Ripley lands a new helicopter simulator

14-Jan-2015Source: BD

Miller Army Airfield on Monday welcomed the CH-47F Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulator TFPS on Monday. See Full Story... Read more

Kratos wins $1.4M Contract for MBRAT VIE CH-47F Avionics Training Systems

Kratos wins $1.4M Contract for MBRAT VIE CH-47F Avionics Training Systems

13-Jan-2015Source: Kratos

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the U.S. Army has purchased two of Kratos’ Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainer (MBRAT) Virtual Immersive Environment (VIE) training systems with the CH-47F Chinook Avionics configuration. The order is valued at approximately $1.4 million, including life cycle support services... Read more

California National Guard receives first of 12 CH-47F Chinooks

California National Guard receives first of 12 CH-47F Chinooks

21-Nov-2014Source: Chinook

The first of 12 new CH-47F Chinook helicopters arrived at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Stockton, California, Nov. 6 after a cross-country flight. A Stockton flight crew from the 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment “Delta Schooners” flew the aircraft on a 2,200 nautical mile ferry flight from Fort Hunter in Savannah,... Read more

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

30-Oct-2014Source: US Army

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

Workhorse Battalion concludes CH-47F verification process

Workhorse Battalion concludes CH-47F verification process

28-Oct-2014Source: US Army

Lt. Col. Reese Hauenstein, product manager for the CH-47F Chinook helicopter, gives a coin to a Soldier from Company B., 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade as they concluded their hands on verification process of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter maintenance manuals on Hunter Army Airfield Oct 15... Read more

Boeing delivers 300th US Army CH-47F Chinook ahead of schedule

Boeing delivers 300th US Army CH-47F Chinook ahead of schedule

28-Oct-2014Source: Boeing

“This marks another benchmark for the CH-47F program,” said Lt. Col. Michael Hauenstein, the Army’s CH-47F product manager, Office of the Project Manager, Cargo Helicopters. “More importantly, we have met this benchmark ahead of schedule, within cost, and produced an aircraft that performs as required worldwide. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this if... Read more

New training system for ADF helicopter crews

New training system for ADF helicopter crews

27-Oct-2014Source: Department of Defence

A modern helicopter training system for Navy and Army personnel has been approved by the Australian Government, Defence Minister Senator David Johnston announced today. Senator Johnston said the new training system would better prepare Navy and Army aircrew to transition to the ADF’s current combat helicopter fleet, as well as the advanced helicopters entering service... Read more

Workhorse Battalion concludes CH-47F verification process

Workhorse Battalion concludes CH-47F verification process

24-Oct-2014Source: Chinook

The “Workhorse” Soldiers of Company B, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade concluded their hands-on verification process of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter maintenance manuals. The product manager for the CH-47F Chinook helicopter, Lt. Col. Reese Hauenstein, was on hand Oct. 15 to reward the Soldiers of Company B, 603rd ASB with some challenge... Read more

Italian Army Takes Delivery of Its First Two ICH-47F

Italian Army Takes Delivery of Its First Two ICH-47F

2-Oct-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Italian Army has taken delivery of its first two ICH-47F Chinook helicopters during an official ceremony held at Vergiate plant (Italy) today. The ceremony was attended by the Italian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Claudio Graziano, the Director of ARMAEREO Lt. General Domenico Esposito and representatives from the... Read more

Summit Aviation Prepares Army Chinook For Civilian Job

Summit Aviation Prepares Army Chinook For Civilian Job

12-Sep-2014Source: Summit

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

Boeing Delivers First U.S. Army Multiyear II Configured Chinook

Boeing Delivers First U.S. Army Multiyear II Configured Chinook

30-Jul-2014Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered the first multiyear II configured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army one month ahead of schedule. The delivery was celebrated in a ceremony at the production facility in Ridley Township, Pa. “This delivery is an example of teamwork and commitment to the troops in the field,” said Col. Rob... Read more

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