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AUSA 2011: Chinook flight issue deemed to be an "isolated incident"

12th October 2011 - 17:15 GMT | by Tony Skinner


The US Army is confident that issues with the CH-47D Chinook helicopter that caused the Australian Army to recent suspend flying operations is unlikely to affect its aircraft.

The suspension, which has now been lifted, was put in place on 30 September following the identification of possible issues relating to the operation of the Australian aircraft's Advanced Flight Control System (AFCS) in certain flight conditions.

Speaking at a Chinook media roundtable at the AUSA exhibition in Washington DC, US Army officials said the issue centred on oscillation in the pitch axis but was ‘an isolated incident that has been resolved'.

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