Boeing-Vertol 234

Derived from 114

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.

  234 News

Columbia Chinooks in Humanitarian Aid in Africa

Columbia Chinooks in Humanitarian Aid in Africa

24-Apr-23 - Columbia Helicopters deployed 3 Model 234 Chinooks from Turkey to Burkina Faso where they transported over 346 tons of essential supplies, including food, water, and other critical items to provide humanitarian support #Africa
Coulson RADS-L for Columbia Model 234

Coulson RADS-L for Columbia Model 234

08-Mar-23 - Columbia Helicopters offering Coulson Aviation RADS-L Delivery firefighting system for Model 234 Chinook helicopters operators #firefighting
Columbia Model 234 Chinook Firefighters in Turkey

Columbia Model 234 Chinook Firefighters in Turkey

18-Aug-21 - Columbia Helicopters in partnership with CMC Savunma Sanayi AS awarded contract for 2 firefighters Model 234 Chinooks helicopters for the Turkish fire season. It is their first contract in Turkey #chinook
Columbia Multi-Mission Helicopter Program

Columbia Multi-Mission Helicopter Program

24-Mar-21 - Columbia Helicopters offering the Model 234 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter to support customers’ multi-mission requirements #Chinook
Armor Kit For Columbia Boeing 234 Chinooks

Armor Kit For Columbia Boeing 234 Chinooks

27-Feb-18 - 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
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  Derivatives & Versions of 234


1978 One built for Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), Alaska for oil platform support. Sold to Donald Trump for Trump Airlines. Later sold to Colmbia Helico ...

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 ...

1982 Columbia Helicopters Intl conversion of nine 234ER/LR airframes to utility configuration. One lost in crash near Comox, Canada in 1997.

1984 Three built for Taiwan Army (ostensibly to assuage PRC sensibilities about selling a military Chinook to Taiwan). All three transferred to Nation ...

1996 Boeing designed Combi passenger/freight version of 234. None built.

  List of Operators of 234

Years Model Org
1981/86 234LR united kingdom British Airways Helicopters
1984/95 234LR norway Helikopter Service
1984-    usa Columbia Helicopters
1995-    234UT ecuador ICARO, S.A.
2004/15 234MLR taiwan Taiwan National Airborne Services Corps

234LR papua new guinea CHI Papua New Guinea

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