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CH-47 Chinook
 
Latest update: June 2018

Company: Boeing Defence
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed). Act. No. of aircraft operational.
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.
 
Order and production overview CH-47
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Argentina 5       5 0 2 2 1       0
Australia 24       24 0 3 4 7 2     12
Canada 31       31 0 3 5 8       15
Egypt 19       19 0             19
Greece 18       18 0 2     11     27
India 15         15             0
Italy 57       53 4 2 3         48
Japan 98       98 0 1 20         77
Libya 24       24 0   8 16       0
Netherlands 26       12 14 2     7     17
Saudi Arabia 8         8             0
Singapore 16       16 0             16
South Korea 24       24 0 1     13     36
South Vietnam           0       72     72
Spain 19       19 0 2           17
Taiwan 9       9 0   9         0
Thailand 6       6 0   6   1     1
Turkey 12       3 9             3
UAE 19       19 0       16     35
UK 72       72 0 12 4   3     59
USA 748       748 0 180 9 108 8     459
Total 1.250       1.200 50 210 70 140 133     913
 
Comment(s):

Iran also operated / operates the CH-47. These details will be added at a later moment.

Greece:

Requested the potential sale through FMS for five CH-47Ds which has been approved by the State Department (DSCA) on April 27th by notifying US Congress.
 
CH-47 Chinook reports - per aircraft type
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Argentina CH-47C 5       5 0 2 2 1       0
Australia CH-47C 10       10 0 2 1 7       0
  CH-47D 4       4 0 1 3   2     2
  CH-47F 10       10 0             10
Canada CH-147F 15       15 0             15
  CH-47C 2       2 0 1 1         0
  CH-47D 14       14 0 2 4 8       0
Egypt CH-47D 19       19 0             19
Greece CH-47C 1       1 0 1           0
  CH-47D 10       10 0       11     21
  CH-47SD 7       7 0 1           6
India CH-47F 15         15             0
Italy CH-47C 41       41 0 2 3         36
  ICH-47F 16       12 4             12
Japan CH-47J 65       65 0   20         45
  CH-47JA 33       33 0 1           32
Libya CH-47C 24       24 0   8 16       0
Netherlands CH-47D 6       6 0 2     7     11
  CH-47F 20       6 14             6
Saudi Arabia CH-47F 8         8             0
Singapore CH-47D 6       6 0             6
  CH-47SD 10       10 0             10
South Korea CH-47D 18       18 0 1     13     30
  MH-47E? 6       6 0             6
South Vietnam CH-47A           0       72     72
Spain CH-47C 1       1 0 1           0
  CH-47D 18       18 0 1           17
Taiwan CH-47SD 9       9 0   9         0
Thailand CH-47A           0       1     1
  CH-47D 6       6 0   6         0
Turkey CH-47F 12       3 9             3
UAE CH-47C+           0       16     16
  CH-47F 19       19 0             19
UK CH-47A           0   1   1     0
  CH-47B           0       1     1
  CH-47C           0   1   1     0
  Chinook HC1 9       9 0 9           0
  Chinook HC2 3       3 0 3           0
  Chinook HC3 2       2 0             2
  Chinook HC4 29       29 0             29
  Chinook HC5 6       6 0             6
  Chinook HC6 14       14 0             14
  Chinook HC6A 9       9 0   2         7
USA CH-47A 181       181 0 93 6 79       3
  CH-47B 32       32 0 31   1       0
  CH-47C 57       57 0 55           2
  CH-47D 430       430 0 1   26 8     411
  CH-47F 4       4 0             4
  MH-47D 12       12 0             12
  MH-47E 25       25 0             25
  YCH-47A 5       5 0   3 2       0
  YCH-47D 1       1 0             1
  YMH-47E 1       1 0             1
Total   1.250       1.200 50 210 70 140 133     913
 
Comment(s):

Argentina:

One Chinook destroyed during the Falkland war in 1982. One captured by the United Kingdom - referred to as 'sold' - and transported to the UK.

Netherlands:

The seven Chinooks listed as other delivery were bought from the Royal Canadian Air Force. A contract form 14 new CH-47Fs was signed in 2015. These will be delivered to US Army CH-47F standard, the six already delivered F-models will be retrofitted. On December 14, 2017 Boeing and the Dutch MoD signed an agreement to upgrade these Chinooks to the latest variant with deliveries to begin in 2021.

United Kingdom:

The CH-47C was captured from Argentina during the Falkland war - referred to as 'other delivery. It was used as a instructional airframe in the UK.


Aircraft Comment                      
                           
Chinook HC.1 30 Chinooks based on the CH-47C. These were augmented by eight Chinooks based on the CH-47D.  
Chinook HC.2 Chinook HC.1 (CH-47C) retrofit to CH-47D model which included upgrades to avionics, rotors and  
  engines. Three new Chinook HC2s were also bought.  
Chinook HC.2A Six new Chinooks receiving an strengthened fuselage  
Chinook HC.3 Eight Chinooks based on the US Army MH-47E for use by the special forces.  
Chinook HC.4 Retrofitted Chinook HC.2(A) receiving a new cockpit, engine upgrade & FLIR.  
Chinook HC.5 Upgraded Chinook HC.3 receiving a new cockpit, engine upgrade and FLIR.  
Chinook HC.6 14 Chinooks based on the CH-47F incorporating a newDAFCS.  
  and updated cockpit fielded to the Chinook HC4 and HC5.  
                           
                           
DAFCS Digital Automatic Flight Control System  
FLIR Forward Looking Infra Red  
                           

United States:

Currently Boeing is manufacturing the CH-47F with the order by the US Army split into new build Chinooks and renewed Chinooks from CH-47D airframes. The same applied to the CH-47D model itself which were either new build helicopters or remanufactured (upgraded) earlier Chinook models.
 
Photo gallery
 
 
Italian Army CH-47C  Japanese Air Self Defence Force CH-47J  RNLAF CH-47D during night flying ex.
     
 
Royal Air Force Chinook HC2 US Army CH-47F.