Boeing will continue its support for the US Army's inventory of H-47 Chinook rotor blades with a new $160 million contract award.
The five-year performance-based logistics agreement extends work that began in 2012 and calls for the continued management of stock availability and the overhauling of all Chinook blades for the U.S. Army.
Boeing is responsible for rotor blade maintenance, repair and overhaul, as well as developing innovative ways to save blades that would typically be removed from service. There are more than 450 U.S. Army Chinooks worldwide.
"The Chinook has proved itself to be critical to the U.S. Army's wide range of missions, and supply availability is critical to the Chinook's operational readiness," said Kathleen Jolivette, director of U.S. Army Services for Boeing Global Services. "With our demonstrated performance and expertise, we look forward to partnering with our customers on reducing ownership costs and extending blade life for mission success."
Turkey started receiving the second batch of Boeing-built Chinook helicopters on Saturday, Daily Sabah reports. The Presidency of the Defense Industry announced that the first of five helicopters, part of the second delivery of Chinooks, entered the inventory of the Turkish Military over the weekend, the report said
Canada will supply two CH-147 Chinook transport helicopters for logistical support and medical evacuations and four armed CH-146 Griffon helicopters to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission Mali (MINUSMA). The UN, meanwhile, is expecting that two Chinooks will be available at any given time — which means Canada would need to send more than two to Mali,
The State Department has approved Spains request to purchase CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters and related equipment for an estimated $1.3 billion
Boeing will upgrade all 17 Spanish CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the F-model configuration. The upgrade will include digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling, the company said in a statement Thursday
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