Boeing-Vertol 234

Derived from 114
1978







Model



Boeing built a total of 13 Model 234 civil Chinook helicopters; 6 for British Airways Helicopters (BAH), 3 for Helikopter Services AS in Norway, 1 for Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), Alaska, and 3 for the Taiwanese Army. One BAH machine was written off in a crash in 1986, the remaining five being sold to CHI. Donald Trump briefly owned the single ARCO machine before selling it to Columbia Helicopters Intl. C-FHFH was a CHI machine leased to Helifor when it was written off in a crash in 1997. CHI now owns 8 of the 13 Boeing 234s produced. The Taiwanese Army transferred its three to the Taiwan Forest Service who further leased them to Air Asia for passenger, cargo, SAR, and fire-fighting work.




Model News


Armor Kit For Columbia Boeing 234 Chinooks, 27-Feb-18 : Heli-Expo 2018 LifePort, a Sikorsky company, delivered cabin and cockpit floor armor kits for Columbia Helicopters’ Model 234, the commercial equivalent to the Boeing CH-47 Chinook

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




Derivatives & Versions


ModelYearHistory
234ER 1978 One built for Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), Alaska for oil platform support. Sold to Donald Trump for Trump Airlines. Later sold to Colmbia Helico ...
234LR 1980 Six built for British Airways Helicopters (BAH) and two built for Helikopter Services, AS of Norway. One BAH machine w/o in a crash in 1986, the ...
234UT 1982 Columbia Helicopters Intl conversion of nine 234ER/LR airframes to utility configuration. One lost in crash near Comox, Canada in 1997.
234MLR 1984 Three built for Taiwan Army (ostensibly to assuage PRC sensibilities about selling a military Chinook to Taiwan). All three transferred to Nation ...
234Combi 1996 Boeing designed Combi passenger/freight version of 234. None built.

List of Operators of Boeing-Vertol 234


From Organisation with model 234
1981
united kingdom British Airways Helicopters
    234LR 1981/86
1984
norway Helikopter Service
    234LR 3 1984/95
usa Columbia Helicopters
    1984/   
1989
papua new guinea CHI Papua New Guinea
    234LR 2 1989/   
1995
ecuador ICARO, S.A.
    234UT 1 1995/   
2004
taiwan Taiwan National Airborne Services Corps
    234MLR 3 2004/15
Construction Numbers on database of 234 or its versions

1234ER
9234LR
3234MLR