Boeing gets a contract for US Army H-47 Chinook blade support
- October 3, 2018
Boeing has won a 160-million-U.S.-dollar contract to overhaul the Chinook rotor blade for U.S. Army.
Under the contract Boeing will responsible for rotor blade maintenance, repair and overhaul, as well as developing innovative ways to save blades that would typically be removed from service. There are more than 450 U.S. Army Chinooks worldwide.
“The Chinook has proved itself to be critical to the U.S. Army’s wide range of missions, and supply availability is critical to the Chinook’s operational readiness,” said Kathleen Jolivette, director of U.S. Army Services for Boeing Global Services. “With our demonstrated performance and expertise, we look forward to partnering with our customers on reducing ownership costs and extending blade life for mission success.”
The H-47 Chinook is a multi-role, vertical-lift aircraft designed to carry out its primary missions of transporting troops, artillery, equipment and fuel, in addition to humanitarian disaster-relief operations in missions such as transportation of relief supplies and mass evacuation of refugees.