The CH-47F is an advanced multi-mission helicopter for the U.S. Army and international defense forces. It contains a fully integrated, digital cockpit management system, Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) Cockpit and advanced cargo-handling capabilities that complement the aircraft's mission performance and handling characteristics.
The latest modernization initiative known as Chinook Block II is a testament to the robustness of the Chinook’s original design and its 55-year legacy of technological advancements. With these new capabilities, Boeing is ensuring that the iconic H-47 remains the most reliable, capable and ready medium-to-heavy-lift helicopter into the 2060s and beyond. For more information on Block II, click here.
A modernized airframe increases stability and improves survivability of the aircraft.
The new cockpit gives pilots more information on their surroundings and advanced autopilot capabilities.
The Chinook’s Digital Automatic Flight Control system will allow pilots to hover in place or land in situations with limited visibility, such as brownouts.
The Chinook’s cargo system can work either sling-loaded or internally in the aircraft.
Optimizing readiness of the Chinook fleet around the globe is one of Boeing’s many missions. From performance-based logistics contracting and integrated fleet support to vertical lift maintenance, modifications and repairs, Boeing provides a broad spectrum of innovative products and services which directly support and enhance capabilities while reducing total cost of ownership. These services range from transactional spares to complete lifecycle support solutions that are uniquely tailored to the requirements of each H-47 customer.
|Rotor Diameter||18.29 m (60 ft)|
|Length with Rotors Operating||30.14 m (98 ft, 10.7 in)|
|Fuselage||15.46 m (50 ft, 9 in)|
|Height||5.68 m (18 ft, 7.8 in)|
|Fuselage Width||3.78 m (12 ft, 5 in)|
|Fuel Capacity||3914 liters (1034 gallons)|
|Maximum Speed||302 km/h (170 KTAS)|
|Cruise Speed||291 km/h (157 KTAS)|
|Mission Radius||200 nm (370.4km)|
|Service Ceiling||6,096 m (20,000 ft)|
|Max Gross Weight||22,680 kg (50,000 lbs)|
|Useful Load||24,000 lbs (10,886 kg)|
October 11, 2022 in Defense
Boeing's innovative solutions help the U.S. maintain global dominance by deterring and defeating the threats of today — for the sake of tomorrow.Learn More
September 21, 2021 in Defense
Today’s H-47 doesn’t look much different than the 1961 prototype. But it’s what you can’t see that enables its daring missions, jaw-dropping maneuvers and seemingly endless future.Learn More
December 16, 2020 in Defense
The U.S. Army CCDC AvMC, Boeing, and GE Aviation expanded the flight envelope in their demonstration of a Chinook helicopter with GE Aviation’s T408 engine at Ft. Eustis, Va.Learn More
July 9, 2018 in Defense
The first Chinook Block II engineering and manufacturing development helicopter is now in final assembly.Learn More
January 19, 2017 in Defense
Advanced Chinook Rotor Blades give the U.S. Army solider extra lifting capability--paving the way for future upgrades.Learn More
December 1, 2014 in Defense
Boeing teams of field service representatives, engineers and logistics specialists collaborate to modify, repair or overhaul the rotorcraft to like-new condition.Learn More
August 19, 2013 in Defense
Whether responding to natural disasters or flying into the heat of battle, the CH-47 Chinook continues to be one of the most versatile aircraft ever built.Learn More
June 12, 2013 in Defense
The five-year pacts are for the production of V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.Learn More
The Chinook is a multi-mission aircraft in use by U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard and more than 19 countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Japan, Italy, Greece, Spain, South Korea, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.