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Boeing looks to Chinook for Africa market entry

19th September 2008 - 01:00 GMT | by Darren Lake in Cape Town

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Boeing is making strides to enter the developing African defence market with its first major presence at Africa Aerospace and Defence. One of the corner stones of its market entry strategy according to Jeff Johnson, Vice President – Middle East & Africa International Business Development, is to offer the CH-47 Chinook in to the region.

Johnson told Rotorhub.com that Boeing believes that within the sub-Saharan market there is the potential to offer the helicopter to meet some of the heavy-lift requirements in the region. He said that Chinook had proven invaluable because the helicopter’s tandem rotor configuration provides large useful …

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