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CH-47F Chinook Block II reaches final assembly line as wider programme moves forward

26th May 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in St Louis


The army has funded advance procurement for Lot 4 of the CH-47F Chinook. (Photo: author)

The Block II upgrade incorporates various enhancements to increase lift capability and commonality between US Army and allied fleets, reducing maintenance costs.

The first two CH-47F Chinook Block II are on the final assembly line at Boeing’s Philadelphia facility and are set to be delivered in early FY2024.

Talking to reporters during a site visit, Boeing's director of BD for cargo and utility helicopters and Future Vertical Lift programmes Heather McBryan said that the two Chinooks had reached the ultimate stage of manufacturing in March.

She added that Boeing is in advanced procurement for an additional four aircraft which are ‘long leads so that we can preserve the production schedule, we go out and procure the longest lead components to keep the

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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