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Paris Air Show: Boeing to ink EMD Chinook contract

14th June 2017 - 12:43 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Mesa


Boeing expects to ink the engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) contract for the manufacture of three CH-47F Block II aircraft before the end of August following completion of the testing of new rotor blades in early May.

Flight testing of the advanced composite rotor blades, which will add about 1,600lbs (726kg) in lift, began in late 2016. Milestone B for the Block II programme, which according to the company signifies its place as a programme of record, was approved on 5 April.

A company spokesperson said a ‘handshake agreement’ was in place for the three EMD aircraft and with

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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