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Boeing delivers first upgraded CH-47 Chinook helicopter to the Spanish Army

Boeing has delivered an upgraded CH-47 Chinook helicopter to the Spanish Army, to strengthen its heavy-lifting capabilities.

Boeing delivers first upgraded CH-47 Chinook helicopter to Spanish Army

The Spanish Army received the aircraft at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces in Colmenar Viejo, Madrid.

The remanufactured CH-47 Chinook helicopter is the first of 17, from the Spanish Chinook fleet, that Boeing will modernise.

CH-47D Chinook |

As part of this project, the existing CH-47D aircraft will be upgraded to the newer CH-47F model.

The CH-47F Chinook is equipped with a digital automatic flight control system, a common avionics architecture system, and advanced cargo handling.These features fulfil the Spanish Army’s operational capacity requirement while offering interoperability with allied nations.

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Boeing Cargo Helicopters and Future Vertical Lift programs business development director Heather McBryan said: “We are pleased to celebrate this major milestone with the Spanish Army.

“The Chinook continues to exceed our customers’ expectations, and the F-model will provide Spain with an advanced and reliable aircraft from delivery through sustainment.”

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The CH-47F model is currently the choice of several other European countries that are seeking to modernise their heavy-lifting capabilities.

In December 2021, the Royal Netherlands Air Force retired its final CH-47D Chinook variant and replaced it with the latest F-model.

CH-47 Chinook

The UK also reached a £1.4bn deal to upgrade its H-47 Chinook fleet with the new H-47(ER) aircraft.

A total of over 950 Chinook helicopters are currently being used by 20 foreign operators, including eight Nato nations.

In October last year, Boeing and the US Army signed a contract for the manufacture and delivery of the first CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters.


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