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Farnborough 2018: Boeing prepares for Block II ramp up

9th July 2018 - 13:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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As final assembly begins on the first of three engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) CH-47F Chinook Block II aircraft, Boeing is assessing how best to manage its Philadelphia production line in anticipation of a programme ramp up. 

Having set up a main line for Block II,  consisting of three assembly positions for the building of the EMD aircraft, only a relatively small space is required for the moment, but that's set to change once low rate production begins in 2020-2021.

According to Randy Rotte, director of business development for Cargo Helicopter Programmes at Boeing, the Block II line will eventually

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