Aimed as a low cost re-manufacture of the CH-47D and to extend the model life to 2060, the CH-47F first flew in 2001 and the first production machine came off the Boeing Pennsylvania line in July 2004.
Main features includes new 4.868 shp Honeywell engines, improved avionics and an upgraded airframe with larger single-piece sections to reduce part count thus reducing vibrations and the need for inspections and repairs .
All F-models are built with a completely re-designed and newly manufactured airframe. While some aircraft are assembled with “recycled” components from D-models, approximately 40 of the F-models produced so far are “new builds”.
Derivatives & Versions
|MH-47G Chinook||2004|| Based on the CH-47F, the MH-47G Special Operations Aircraft (SOA) was first delivered on May 7, 2004 as upgrades of older MH-47D and MH-47E airf ... |
|HH-47H Chinook||2006|| The HH-47, a variant based on the special operations aircraft MH-47G, was selected by the USAF as the winner of the Combat Search and Rescue ( C ... |
|CH-147F Chinook||2012|| CH-47F variant for the Canadian Forces. First flight June 24, 2012 |
|AW ICH-47F Chinook||2013|| AgustaWestland and Boeing signed an industrial agreement for the joint manufacture of the ICH-47F in July 2008. Under the agreement AgustaWestlan ... |
|Future CH-47||2019|| Based on the CH-47F Block II, a Chinook Extended Range (ER) variant is proposed for the German Heavy Lift Helicopter program |