The Chinook HC.6 was ordered in 2009. The initial request for 24 aircraft was later reduced to 14.
14 serials reserved for new airframes, ZK550-ZK563, with deliveries due to commence in 2015. The 14th and final airframe was delivered to the RAF in early Dec 2015.
For a summary of the Chinook in RAF service, please follow this link.
Vector 35 Years Servicing the Chinook, 03-Oct-17 : Helitech 2017 Vector Aerospace, MRO services provider, celebrating 35th anniversary servicing the RAF Chinook helicopter at Fleetlands, Gosport and Almondbank
Boeing Recognized Vector for Chinook Support, 28-Jun-17 : Vector Aerospace UK, MRO provider, received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its support of the Chinook heavy-lift helicopter.
14th and Last Chinook Mk6 Delivered to RAF, 07-Dec-15 : Boeing has delivered its 14th Mk6 (CH-47F) Chinook completing Royal Air Force’s order and growing the fleet to 60 aircraft. The order completion coincided with the 35th anniversary of UK Chinooks
Chinooks Arrive At RAF Benson, 23-Oct-15 : Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters and around 150 personnel moved to RAF Benson as the Chinook Mk4/6 Operational Conversion Flight joined their Puma HC.2 colleagues.
160th SOAR Trains with British Royal Air Force, 13-Jul-15 : US Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (160th SOAR) and the British Royal Air Force (RAF) 7th Squadron Chinook HC.6 conducted a bilateral training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord
RAF Chinook Mk.6 Simulators and Training System, 02-Jun-15 : The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is investing £51 million in a new synthetic training system developed by Lockheed Martin for the Royal Air Force’s Chinook Mk6 helicopter.
New Merlin HC.4 Simulators at Yeovilton, 02-Jun-15 : A £51 million contract with Lockheed Martin will support Chinook Mk6 training and a £29 million contract has been awarded to AgustaWestland to provide Merlin Mk 4/4a aircrew Synthetic Training Devices
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| 18-Feb-15 - Chinook Contract to Vector Aerospace Almondbank |
17-Feb-15 - Boeing Five-Year Extension to Support RAF Chinook
16-Jun-14 - RAF unveil new Mark 6 Chinook
15-Apr-13 - First Flight of the UK Chinook Mk6
22-Aug-11 - Boeing receives UK contract for 14 new Chinooks
|Years||Units||bold : Current base of the Unit|
|2015/now||28 squadron|| RAF Benson |
|2015/now||PCOCU|| RAF Benson |
|2014/now||7 squadron|| RAF Odiham |
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|C/N||Mod||Built||ID In this Organisation||In other Org|
|M.7701||2012|| ZK550: RAF Chinook HC.6 f/f 15mar13 as N701UK at Philadelphia, USA|| N701UK: RAF Chinook Mk6 reg Dec12 |
Jul13 at Casa Grande regional airport, AZ
|M.7702||2013|| ZK551: ex N702UK, Mode S code A95DC8. Built as Chinook HC.6|
|M.7703||2012|| ZK552: ex N703UK, Mode S code A9617F. Built as Chinook HC.6|
|M.7704|| ZK553: ex N700UK, Mode S code A9565A. Built as Chinook HC.6|
|M.7705||2012|| ZK554: ex N705UK, Mode S code A968ED. Built as Chinook HC.6|
|M.7706|| ZK555: ex N706UK, Mode S code A96CA4. Built as Chinook HC.6|
|M.7707|| ZK556: ex N707UK, Mode S code A9705B. Built as Chinook HC.6. Shippe+|
|M.7708|| ZK557: ex N708UK, Mode S code A97412. Built as Chinook HC.6 Shippe+|
|M.7709|| ZK558: ex N709UK, Mode S code A977C9. Built as Chinook HC.6|
|M.7710|| ZK559: ex N710UK, Mode S code A97DD9. Built as Chinook HC.6|
|M.7711|| ZK560: ex N711UK, Mode S code A98190. Built as Chinook HC.6|
|M.7712|| ZK561: ex N712UK, Mode S code A98547. Built as Chinook HC.6|
|M.7713|| ZK562: ex N713UK, Mode S code A988FE. Built as Chinook HC.6|
|M.7714|| ZK563: ex N714UK, Mode S code A98CB5. Built as Chinook HC.6|