Chinook

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

Columbia Helicopters Unveils Multi-Mission Helicopter Program

Columbia Helicopters Unveils Multi-Mission Helicopter Program

25-Mar-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

New Commander for RAF Chinook detachment in Mali

New Commander for RAF Chinook detachment in Mali

17-Mar-2021Source: Royal Air Force

A new British National Component Commander has taken command of the RAF Chinook detachment serving in Mali in support of the French Counter Insurgency Operation. Commander Colin Kiernan of the Royal Navy has taken over from Lieutenant Colonel Steve Brining of the Army Air Corps during a handover ceremony at Gao Airbase in Mali, West... Read more

Honeywell awarded $476M Chinook engine contract

Honeywell awarded $476M Chinook engine contract

11-Mar-2021Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has won a 4-year IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) contract for new production and spare T55-GA-714A engines that power the U.S. Army’s CH-47 Chinook helicopters. This $476 million contract award will ensure that the U.S. Army’s Chinook fleet has spare engines to support future missions and available engines for Boeing’s Philadelphia Production... 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

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

RAF Odiham Engineers use 3D Printing to Improve Chinook Force Safety

RAF Odiham Engineers use 3D Printing to Improve Chinook Force Safety

16-Dec-2020Source: Royal Air Force

RAF Odiham Station Workshops have been heavily involved in the recent Service Modification work to produce a solution to the ongoing problem of Articles Falling Off Aircraft (AFOA) relating to the Aft MRH Droop Stop Shrouds on Boeing CH47 Chinook Helicopters. The Boeing CH47 Chinook aircraft is fitted with droop stops on the Aft main... 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

Royal Singapore AF lands Chinook on Australian Navy ship for first time

Royal Singapore AF lands Chinook on Australian Navy ship for first time

29-Oct-2020Source: Royal Singapore Air Force

Over the weekend, our CH-47D Chinook Helicopter from Oakey Detachment made a successful landing on the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) HMAS Adelaide. The deck landing, which involved precise manoeuvring and teamwork to overcome challenging sea conditions, took place in the lead-up to the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the SAF’s training in the Shoalwater... 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 Delivers SOCOM’s First Next-Gen Chinook Helicopter US Special Op

Boeing Delivers SOCOM’s First Next-Gen Chinook Helicopter US Special Op

2-Sep-2020Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] is delivering new technologies and performance improvements to U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with the Block II Chinook helicopter. Boeing’s Philadelphia team recently delivered the first MH-47G Block II Chinook to SOCOM on time. “This delivery marks a major step for the Chinook program,” said Andy Builta, vice president and H-47 program... Read more

Boeing Receives $265 Million Chinook Helicopter Order

Boeing Receives $265 Million Chinook Helicopter Order

7-Aug-2020Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently signed a $265 million contract for nine more MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters that employees in its Philadelphia plant will assemble for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC). Boeing is now on contract for 24 of the next-generation Chinooks. The MH-47G Block II Chinook features an improved structure and... 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

Honeywell and US Army to demo next-gen T55 Chinook engine

Honeywell and US Army to demo next-gen T55 Chinook engine

8-Jun-2020Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Army to demonstrate and fly its upgraded T55 engine on the heavy-lift, twin-engine Chinook helicopter. The new 6,000-horespower engine is 25% more powerful and consumes 10% less fuel than the current T55. New modifications also make the next-generation T55 easier to maintain with lower... Read more

Honeywell upgrades power and fuel efficiency on T55 engine for Chinook

Honeywell upgrades power and fuel efficiency on T55 engine for Chinook

16-Oct-2019Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is finalizing a new and improved T55 engine to power the U.S. Army’s Chinook helicopters. The newest upgrade for the legendary T55 will offer over 20% more power at sea level, a nearly 10% power increase at high and hot altitudes, and use 9% less fuel than before. This new variant of... Read more

AAR awarded four-year MRO contract with Royal Netherlands Air Force

AAR awarded four-year MRO contract with Royal Netherlands Air Force

22-Jul-2019Source: AAR

AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines and governments worldwide, has been awarded a four-year contract by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Chinook APU for Logistics Centre Woensdrecht (LCW). AAR will service the Chinook fleet in its Component Repair facility in... Read more

Bluedrop to provide Canadian Chinook maintenance team CBT courseware

Bluedrop to provide Canadian Chinook maintenance team CBT courseware

28-Jun-2019Source: Bluedrop

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc., a subsidiary of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPLI), has received an In-Service Support (ISS) contract with Boeing, to provide ongoing support for Computer Based Training (CBT) courseware for maintainers of Canada’s CH-147F Chinook helicopters. The agreement provides management and on-site support of instructor-led CBT materials used in the... Read more

US Army delivers 70 Kiowa Warriors and one Chinook to Greece

US Army delivers 70 Kiowa Warriors and one Chinook to Greece

7-Jun-2019Source: US Army

Just 16 months from signing a Letter of Offer and Acceptance between the United States and Greece, the Security Assistance Command has delivered 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters and one Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. The Hellenic army acquired the helicopters through an Excess Defense Articles program grant. USASAC executes EDA cases... Read more

RAF Odiham choose Peli

RAF Odiham choose Peli

6-May-2019Source: Peli UK

Peli UK foam specialists have designed a bespoke packaging solution for a Chinook Helicopter torque maintenance kit which is now in service at RAF Odiham. The kit had previously been housed in a special to type container. This had a high centre of gravity causing them to topple over when handled. They were not man... Read more

L3 MAS Awarded Five-Year Option In-Service Support Contracts

L3 MAS Awarded Five-Year Option In-Service Support Contracts

25-Apr-2019Source: L3 MAS

L3 MAS is proud to announce that Boeing has exercised a five-year contract option for L3 MAS to continue providing Support and Test Equipment In-Service Support (ISS) services, Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) and Electronic Publication management services on the Department of National Defence (DND) CH-147F Chinook aircraft fleet. The work will be carried out at... 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

Boeing to upgrade Spanish Chinook fleet

Boeing to upgrade Spanish Chinook fleet

4-Jan-2019Source: Boeing

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

New Chinook simulators ready for training

New Chinook simulators ready for training

28-Nov-2018Source: UK Government

The Chinook Mk 6 synthetic training facility was built following a £53 million contract with Lockheed Martin UK, Rotary and Mission Systems. It is housed at RAF Odiham in Hampshire – home of the Chinook Force, a key component of the Joint Helicopter Command. The state-of-the-art technology includes two Flight Deck Device simulators, a Rear... Read more

Trials to launch and land Chinooks on RFA Tidesurge

Trials to launch and land Chinooks on RFA Tidesurge

15-Nov-2018Source: Royal Navy

While her sister pumps hundreds of tonnes of fuel into Britain’s new aircraft carrier, RFA Tidesurge is proving the £113m ships are more than mere tankers. The third of four large, fast tankers – built specifically to support the UK’s two Queen Elizabeth-class flagships – is carrying out trials with the largest helicopter on the... 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

First Apache and Chinook for India make first flights

First Apache and Chinook for India make first flights

1-Aug-2018Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and India recently took a significant step toward modernizing the Indian Air Force’s helicopter fleet by completing the first flights of Apache and Chinook helicopters destined for delivery next year. “We look forward to delivering this phenomenal capability to India,” said David Koopersmith, vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift. “From... 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

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

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

Australian Chinook grounded amid cocaine ring allegations

Australian Chinook grounded amid cocaine ring allegations

4-Jul-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Australian Defence Force has had to ground one of its Chinook helicopter units after the accusation of a cocaine ring. The ten personnel who were tested included officers, maintenance workers, aircrew and one civilian employee. They all tested positive for traces of cocaine, amphetamines and ecstasy, while they were on the clock, reports 9... 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

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

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

15-Jun-2018Source: Kawak Aviation

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

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

German supplier wins five year Chinook parts contract from Boeing

German supplier wins five year Chinook parts contract from Boeing

20-Nov-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Aircraft Philipp Group GmbH today signed a five-year contract to manufacture machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter at its facilities in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. This is the first Boeing contract with Aircraft Philipp Group, which joins Boeing’s significant supplier base of more than 35 companies... Read more

RAF to upgrade HC4 Chinook fleet

RAF to upgrade HC4 Chinook fleet

1-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The UK is upgrading their Royal Air Force’s Boeing Chinook HC4 helicopters. The fleet will be brought to the new HC6 standard, reports IHS Jane’s. The 38 helicopters are being given Boeing Digital Automatic Flight Control Systems, replacing their analogue systems. This process is planned to take up to 12 months. They also are adding... 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

Vector gains Bell Gold award for Chinook support

Vector gains Bell Gold award for Chinook support

6-Jul-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Corporation, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, , has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its support of the Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize top-performing suppliers who share its focus on first-time quality and on-time delivery. Vector’s component services team,... 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

Columbia Helicopters Selects SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring

Columbia Helicopters Selects SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring

27-Feb-2017Source: SKYTRAC

Columbia Helicopters, a leader in heavy-lift helicopter operations for commercial and government services, has selected SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring to improve real time awareness on their Chinook 234 missions. The SKYTRAC solution features real-time analysis of engine exceedances and operational deviations. The system also uses SKYTRAC’s Satellite Data Download feature to offload full flight logs... Read more

Chinook Composite Blades Proven to give an additional  pounds back to the solider

Chinook Composite Blades Proven to give an additional pounds back to the solider

23-Jan-2017Source: Boeing

One of the critical technologies for the Chinook’s future is now proven. During recent flight tests at Boeing’s facility in Mesa, Ariz., the aircraft demonstrated the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blades (ACRB) give an additional 1,500 pounds back to the solider. Developed by Boeing and the U.S. Army, the ACRB is a new fully composite blade... Read more

Moroccan Chinooks near completion of refurbishment at Columbia Helicopters

Moroccan Chinooks near completion of refurbishment at Columbia Helicopters

13-May-2015Source: 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

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

Boeing-Built CH-147F Maintenance Training Center Opens in Canada

Boeing-Built CH-147F Maintenance Training Center Opens in Canada

16-Apr-2015Source: Boeing

In 2013 and 2014, The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) took delivery of 15 new Boeing-built CH-147F Chinook helicopters, among the most capable and advanced variants of the legendary Chinook family. Now, the RCAF and Boeing have unveiled an equally advanced training facility for those helicopters. The Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopters (MHLH) Maintenance Training Center at... Read more

First Canadian F-model Chinook flight engineer earns his wings

First Canadian F-model Chinook flight engineer earns his wings

20-Mar-2015Source: RCAF

Corporal Reid Bellamy achieved a significant milestone for his squadron – 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron – late last month. On February 24, 2015, the squadron’s commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Chris McKenna, presented CH-147F Chinook helicopter flight engineer (FE) wings to Corporal Bellamy. To earn his wings, Corporal Bellamy successfully completed operational cadre training for the new... Read more

UK MoD Chinook support contract boost for Vector Aerospace Almondbank

UK MoD Chinook support contract boost for Vector Aerospace Almondbank

19-Feb-2015Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Vector Component Services (UK) based at Almondbank, Perthshire, will share in a £420 million order that extends the support programme for the RAF’s fleet of 60 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. The contract, announced by Prime Minister... Read more

British Prime Minister Cameron Praises Boeing-led Chinook Support Program

British Prime Minister Cameron Praises Boeing-led Chinook Support Program

18-Feb-2015Source: Boeing

British Prime Minister David Cameron praised Boeing [NYSE: BA] for providing excellent value, and a close partnership with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD), which led to a five-year extension of the contract under which Boeing supports the Royal Air Force’s Chinook helicopters. “The Chinook support contract represents significant value for money for what... Read more

Boeing threatens Chinook/Apache price increase to get India to sign contract

Boeing threatens Chinook/Apache price increase to get India to sign contract

16-Feb-2015Source: The Times of India

India will have to fast-track the long-pending approvals for 22 Apache attack and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters if it does not want a major cost escalation in the two deals currently worth around $2.5 billion. See full story... Read more

AETE team tests Chinooks in Canada’s North

AETE team tests Chinooks in Canada’s North

19-Nov-2014Source: RCAF

How vast is Canada’s North? Five Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) personnel from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, flew to Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert in August to test navigation systems on two CH-147F Chinook helicopters. Their mission – from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa, Ontario, to Alert, Nunavut, and then to Iqaluit, on Baffin... Read more

Boeing Delivers First New-Build MH-47G Special Operations Chinook

Boeing Delivers First New-Build MH-47G Special Operations Chinook

2-Oct-2014Source: Boeing

Boeing completed initial flight and delivery of the first, new-build MH-47G configured Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command Sept. 29, 2014 – a full month ahead of schedule. “It is an honor to be trusted to design, produce and deliver this advanced capability for the Army Special Operations customer,” said Steve... 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

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