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Germany cancels search for CH-53G replacement

On September 29, Germany announced that it had cancelled its search for a new heavy-lift transport helicopter to replace the air force’s ageing Sikorsky CH-53G Sea Stallion fleet

RAF Chinooks pass flight hour milestone in Mali ops

British CH-47 Chinook HC5 heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters deployed in Mali, West Africa, have flown more than 2,000 operational flight hours in support of French-led counterinsurgency missions.

Clash of the Titans!

A pair of heavyweight champions are vying to replace the Luftwaffe’s ageing Sikorsky CH-53s. Khalem Chapman details the contenders in Germany’s heavy-lift transport helicopter replacement programme.

RNLAF unveils special schemed Chinook

The Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Royal Netherlands Air Force/RNLAF) has unveiled a specially painted Boeing CH-47D Chinook to celebrate the 75th anniversary of 298 Squadron.

RNLAF receives first upgraded CH-47F

Boeing has delivered the first CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter with an upgraded cockpit to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).

Boeing/Sikorsky compete for German CH-53G replacement

US-based manufacturers Boeing Defense and Sikorsky have placed bids to provide the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) with its next-generation heavy-lift helicopter.

Piaggio Aerospace to support Italian ICH-47F engines

Piaggio Aerospace has announced that it's been contracted by the Ministero della Difesa (Italian Ministry of Defence) to provide technical-logistic engine support for the Esercito Italiano's (Italian Army) ICH-47F Chinook fleet. 

Progress for planned RAF Chinook buy

Plans to purchase additional Chinooks for the RAF appear to be moving forward.

US approves CH-47F Chinook sale to UAE

US approves possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the acquisition of ten Boeing CH-47F Chinooks.

US approves possible Chinook sale to RAF

THE US has granted approval for the UK’s long-expected procurement of additional CH-47F Block II heavy-lift helicopters.