Boeing delivers first CH-47F Chinook helicopter to Royal Netherlands Air Force
Netherlands is one of eight NATO Nations to operate the heavy-lift model -DATA SHEET
Boeing recently delivered the first CH-47F Chinook helicopter with an upgraded cockpit to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), continuing a track record of on-time deliveries to customers. The RNLAF will operate a fleet of 20 CH-47F Chinooks, the newest configuration in use by countries around the world.
The 20 helicopters will be a fleet equipped with the same state-of-the-art technology as the US Army, including digital automatic flight controls, a fully-integrated Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) glass cockpit, and advanced cargo handling capabilities. The common configuration leads to lower overall life cycle costs.
The RNLAF currently flies a mix of F-model Chinooks with the Advanced Cockpit Management System (ACMS) and CH-47D Chinooks.
Deliveries to the RNLAF are expected to continue into 2021. The aircraft are currently in service or under contract with 20 international defense forces, including the US Army, US Special Operations Forces and eight NATO member Nations.
The technical data sheet of the helicopter is attached to this AVIONEWS.
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