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SGA2012: Boeing confident in heavy lift offerings

15th February 2012 - 07:55 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Singapore

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Boeing is looking at upgrades for its heavy lift CH-47 helicopter and C-17 transport aircraft in order for them to continue being what a company official describes as 'the best in their class'.

Speaking at a media briefing at the Singapore Airshow on 15 February, Tommy Dunehew, VP of business development for mobility for Boeing said: 'We are constantly focused on fuel efficiency.'

He also explained that the company is looking at new rotor blades for the Chinook that 'will increase the lift capability of the helicopter by one ton', and said Boeing is working with the US Army to

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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