Honeywell Aerospace Defence and Space president Carey Smith said: "With more than 12 million hours of operation on both the CH-47
and MH-47 fleets, our T-55 turboshaft engine has proved it's prepared to support Chinook operators wherever the mission takes them.
Resupply factors must be considered when determining CH-47
requirements and mission synchronization.
Avcorp has manufactured and supplied Boeing with various aircraft components, including wheel well fairings and wing tip panels for the Next-Generation 737, and CH-47
Chinook helicopter cockpit nose enclosure assemblies, for more than 20 years.
The Taliban leader, Abdullah, was accused of shooting down a CH-47
Chinook helicopter July 25, 2011 in Kunar province.
Boeing has produced 115 F-models as of February, which is about halfway through its current contract, Pat Donnelly, Boeing's CH-47
domestic program manager, told National Defense.
The four CH-47
Chinook helicopters and two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters are operating in partnership with the government throughout the flood-impacted areas to deliver much-needed relief supplies and provide transport to people who urgently need emergency assistance.
Yesterday I was on a CH-47
headed to the border at Torkham for a meeting.
According to Reuters, a military spokesman said it appeared mechanical failure was the cause of the crash of the CH-47
Chinook helicopter just after midnight.
Fort Campbell has long been the home of the CH-47
, and has a history of being a first choice for testing and using new Army aircraft.
Chinook was carrying a crew of five Americans and two military passengers, one British, the other Canadian, according to the US military.
Nato said the CH-47
Chinook was carrying a crew of five and two military passengers when it crashed.
An American military official said the US CH-47
Chinook aircraft went down after reporting engine failure.