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CH-47 Chinook
 
Latest update: July 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 WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.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 - aircraft totals
 
Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
CH-47A 355       355 0 93 259 82 79     0
CH-47B 108       108 0 31 77 1 1     0
CH-47C 484       484 0 79 316 24 17     82
CH-47D 631       631 0 65 156 55 38     393
CH-47F 675 8 3   627 48 11           616
CH-47J 101       101 0 1 20         80
Total 2.354 8 3   2.306 48 280 828 162 135     1.171
 
CH-47A CH-47B CH-47C CH-47D CH-47F
 
Comment(s):

Report above is based on original aircraft type.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
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 30       30 0 3 17         10
Canada 24       24 0 4 4 8 7     15
Egypt 19       19 0             19
Greece 16       16 0       9     25
India 15         15             0
Iran 69       69 0 6 55         8
Italy 57       53 4 2 3         48
Japan 101       101 0 1 20         80
Libya 24       24 0   8 16       0
Netherlands 26   3   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   74   74     0
Spain 28       28 0 2 9         17
Taiwan 9       9 0   9         0
Thailand 6       6 0   8 1 3     0
Turkey 6 8     3 3             3
UAE 20       20 0       16     36
UK 72       72 0 11 4   3     60
USA 1.779       1.775 4 246 615 136 3     781
Total 2.354 8 3   2.306 48 280 828 162 135     1.171

 
Comment(s):

Canada:

Operated the CH-47C which were withdrawn from use and seven sold to The Netherlands. Bought CH-47D's from the US Army for operations in Afghanistan before its CH-147F were delivered.

Greece:

In the process of receiving former US Army CH-47D's to augment is fleet of Chinooks.

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.

Netherlands:

Purchased 14 new CH-47F's with its current fleet of six aircraft to be upgraded to the same standard. The Defense white paper (defensie nota 2018) published on March 27, 2018 states the possibly purchase of another three CH-47F's. The CH-47D's will be withdrawn from use once the new Chinooks have been delivered (2020 - 2022).

The contract for 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 33 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 new DAFCS.  
Chinook HC.6A Upgraded Chinook HC.4 (DAFCS and ACAS).  
     
                           
                           
ACAS Airborne Collision Avoidance System.  
DAFCS Digital Automatic Flight Control System.  
FLIR Forward Looking Infra Red.  
                           

Details of the Royal Air Force Chinook fleet.

Chinook version Original Conversion Conversion Conversion Preserved W/O Total
               
Chinook HC.1 (CH-47C) 33 -24     -1 -8 0
Chinook HC.1 (CH-47D) 8 -8         0
Chinook HC.2 (CH-47D) 3 32 -32     -3 0
Chinook HC.2A (CH-47D) 6   -6       0
Chinook HC.3 (MH-47E) 8     -8     0
Chinook HC.4 (CH-47D)     38 -38     0
Chinook HC.5 (CH-47D)       8     8
Chinook HC.6 (CH-47F) 14           14
Chinook HC.6A (CH-47F)       38     38
               
Total 72 0 0 0 -1 -11 60

Currently the Chinook HC.4 fleet is being upgraded to HC.6A standard.

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.
 
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Italian Army CH-47C  Japanese Air Self Defence Force CH-47J  Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47D
     
 
Royal Air Force Chinook HC2 US Army CH-47F.