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Columbia Helicopters 234

CHI purchased its first two 234LR from British Airways Helicopters (BAH) in 1984. In February 1989, CHI purchased three more from BAH successor company British International Helicopters. In January 1991, it acquired two 234ER from Trump Airlines, and in September 1995 it acquired two 234LRs from Helikopter Services, AS of Norway, bringing its total to nine Model 234 Chinooks and making it the largest civil user of the type.


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Columbia Helicopters Chinooks Real Time Awareness, 22-Feb-17 : Columbia Helicopters has selected SkyTrac Flight Data Monitoring to improve real time awareness on their Boeing Vertol 234 Chinook missions




Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    MM-819 234MLR 1983     N233CH: CHI from 01jul16
Boeing Helicopters N241BV: Boeing 1983, to Taiwan

Republic of China Army (Taiwan) 7201: Taiwan Army 1983-?

National Forest Agency NFA-802: National Forest Agency (?), Taiwan

Air Asia NA-602: Air Asia, Taiwan by Aug12
    MJ-001 234LR 1980     N234CH: 234UT CHI from 1985
Boeing Helicopters N234BV: Boeing Vertol, for BAH

British Airways Helicopters G-BJAC: BAH Feb81-Jan85; noted date unk

Helifor C-FHFH: Helifor, lsd from Columbia Helicopters; w/o 30oct97 at +
    MJ-002 234LR 1981     N235CH: Columbia, repaired and reg 23nov85; still 2007
British Airways Helicopters G-BISO: Boeing 234LR, c/n MJ-002/B-817, ff?; Boeing test reg N2+

02may84 crashed in the East Shetland Basin, North Sea. +
    MJ-003 234LR 1981     N237CH: 234UT sold Columbia Heicopters International as N237CH, unk; conv +
British Airways Helicopters G-BISR: Boeing 234LR, c/n MJ-003/B-818, ff?; del British Airway+

CHI Papua New Guinea P2-CHI: leased to Columbia Helicopter International, Papua-New +
    MJ-005 234LR 1981     N238CH: 234UT Columbia Helicopters Jun98-Feb00, conv 234UT
British Airways Helicopters G-BISN: BAH May81-1986

British International Helicopters G-BISN: BIH 1986-Apr89

Helifor C-GHFP: Helifor Apr95-Jan96

Helifor C-FHFB: Helifor Feb00-Nov12

CHI Papua New Guinea P2-CHY: Columbia Helicopters Papua-New Guinea, 2013

CHI Papua New Guinea N238CH: PNG from Dec16, remains N registered

CHI Papua New Guinea P2-CHY: PNG from May17
    MJ-006 234LR 1981     N239CH: 234UT CHI from Jun89; conv 234UT
British Airways Helicopters G-BISP: BAH May81-Jun89

Helifor C-GHFP: Helifor Sep93-Jan94, lsd

Helifor C-FHFJ: Helifor Apr99-Jan00, lsd

CHI Papua New Guinea P2-CHK: CHI Papua-New Guinea from May10

2010 operating in Papua, New Guinea

16mar17 ferrying to Melbourne Australia, will ship back+

19mar17 at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Australia
    MM-820 234MLR 1983     N240CH: CHI from 01jul16
Boeing Helicopters N243BV: Boeing 1983, to Taiwan

Republic of China Army (Taiwan) 7202: Taiwan Army 1983-?

National Forest Agency NFA-801: National Forest Agency (?), Taiwan

Air Asia NA-601: Air Asia, Taiwan by Aug12
    MJ-016 234ER 1985     N241CH: 234UT CHI at Portland, OR from Jun91; conv 234UT
ARCO Alaska N234BV: ARCO Alaska 1985~1989

Trump Airlines N224TA: Trump Airlines ~ 1989-1991

ICARO Airlines HC-CAW: ICARO, lsd

ICARO Airlines HC-CEN: ICARO, lsd again
    MJ-023 234LR 1986     N242CH: 234UT CHI at Portland, OR from Sep95; conv 234UT
Helikopter Service LN-OMB: Helikopter Service 1986~1989, test serial N241BV

Trump Airlines N225RA: Trump Airlines ~ 1989-1992

ICARO Airlines HC-BYF: ICARO , lsd
    MJ-022 234LR 1985     N245CH: 234UT CHI from Sep95; conv 234UT
Helikopter Service LN-OMA: Helikopter Services 1985-1995

CHI Papua New Guinea P2-CHJ: CHI PNG ?

Papua New Guinea Columbia Helicopters from 2010; Aug16 +
    MJ-017 234LR 1984     N246CH: 234UT sold CHI as N246CH, Sep95; conv 234UT unk; current.
Helikopter Service LN-OMK: Boeing 234LR, c/n MJ-017/B-861, ff?; del Helikopter Ser+

CHI Papua New Guinea P2-CHL: CHI Papua New Guinea Mar/Jul 2016
    M-2013 234MLR 1986     N249CH: CHI from 01jul16
Boeing Helicopters N244BV: Boeing 1986, to Taiwan

Republic of China Army (Taiwan) 7203: Taiwan Army 1986-?

National Forest Agency NFA-803: National Forest Agency (?), Taiwan

Air Asia NA-603: Air Asia, Taiwan by Aug12

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