Tag: CH-47 Chinook

U.S. Army CH-47F helicopter destroyed after crash-landing in Afghanistan
Passengers and crew aboard the helicopter were injured when the CH-47F they were travelling in was destroyed during a "hard landing" in Afghanistan. In the night between May 24 and 25, 2019 a U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook was completely destroyed after a crash-landing in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Passengers and...
Pentagon is trying to determine if CH-53K can be replaced by CH-47
The Department of Defense is assessing whether the CH-47 can replace the CH-53K that the Marines intend to purchase. A team from the Pentagon’s independent cost analysis and program assessment group visited Boeing last month to review data on how the CH-47 could be adapted for the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).
Boeing expected to block IAI’s bid to convert 767 into aerial tankers
IAI has secured deals to sell its 767 tanker to Brazil and Colombia and is a threat to Boeing as it is able to offer a tanker to Israel at a much lower price Sources told The Globes that Boeing will not grant permission to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to convert the 767 into an aerial refueling tanker for the...
The 747 Wing House, the house made from parts of a scrapped Boeing 747 airliner
The 747 Wing House was made by using the two wings and tail section of a scrapped Boeing 747 Brought to my attention by Giuseppe Volpicelli, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, the interesting photos in this post show the so called 747 Wing House, the house that was created by using a former jumbo jet to build the...
This VNAF Chinook's pilot jumped out of his CH-47A after having saved his family. And he made it out alive.
Maj Ba Van Nguyen managed to disembark his passengers. He then distanced and jumped out of the cockpit of his CH-47A Chinook... In April 1975 South Vietnam was in the process of being overrun by the North Vietnamese. The end of the decades-old Vietnam conflict approached, and many South Vietnamese desperately tried to escape the country before the takeover by...
Turkish fighters harass Greek Prime Minister Chinook helicopter
The Turkish fighters, flying at an altitude of 10,000 feet, asked the Chinook pilot, which at that moment was at 1,500 feet, to provide flight details On Apr. 17 a Greek CH-47 Chinook helicopter ferrying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS), came under harassment from two Turkish fighters near...
Luftwaffe Senior Officer says the service next heavy-lift helicopter needs to have inflight refueling capability
So far, the CH-53K and CH-47 are seen as potential contenders. However, only the MH-47G has an inflight refueling capability Col Bernhard Martin, a senior Luftwaffe (German Air Force) officer, told Flight Global at Defence IQ International Military Helicopter conference in London on Jan. 31 that the next heavy-lift helicopter for the service needs to be inflight refueling capable. Martin says...
Germany kick-starts process to purchase new heavy-lift helicopters
Lockheed Martin will bid with its massive CH-53K helicopter, while Boeing will seek to sell its smaller twin-rotor CH-47 The top ranking officer of the German Armed Forces, Gen. Volker Wieker, has kick started the process to buy new heavy-lift helicopters for the country, Reuters report. A request for information in fact will be issued in the second half of 2018...
Incredible photos show 1ST Air Cavalry Brigade helicopters ready to deploy in Germany
Among 1st Air Cavalry Brigade helicopters involved in this deployment there are CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Black Hawks, HH-60 Black Hawks and AH-64 Apaches Taken at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, the incredible photos in this article show 1st Air Cavalry Brigade "Air Cav" helicopters staged and ready to move in Germany. Noteworthy the aircraft arrived in Europe to support Operation Atlantic Resolve. As...
Germany kick-starts process to purchase new heavy-lift helicopters
The U.S. Army will upgrade more than 500 Chinooks to Block II configuration The U.S. Army has signed a contract with Boeing for three CH-47F Block II test aircraft. The contract is worth $276 million. Noteworthy as explained in a Boeing press release these helicopters will validate technology advancements that will increase the iconic Chinook’s lifting power. "The Army's only heavy-lift helicopter...