Del'd: 7 - 2015 to present

Australian Army Aviation CH-47F Chinook

Australia ordered seven CH-47Fs in March 2010 to replace the CH-47Ds between 2014 and 2017. The FMS order was issued on January 2012. The seven helicopters were delivered by August 2015 ahead of schedule. Three additional aircraft requested on December 2015 and received on June 2016
Between mid Aug 2016, through Sep to early Oct, HMAS Adelaide conducted 7 weeks of first of type trials aboard Australias Canberra class assault carrier in cooperation with 5 Avn Regt.

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CH-47F Maintenance Training System in Australia, 12-Dec-16 : Boeing delivers the first CH-47F Chinook Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainers (MBRATs) to the Australian Army Aviation Training Centre at Oakey

Australia New Chinook Trials Completed, 14-Oct-16 : Royal Australia Navy completed trials with Army’s new CH-47F Chinook helicopter which embarked on the recently commisioned assault carrier HMAS Adelaide in early August

Australian CH-47F on Trials Aboard HMAS Adelaide, 23-Aug-16 : Royal Australian Navy helicopter carrier HMAS Adelaide in Tasmanian waters to conduct cold weather trials of the Army new CH-47F Chinook

Australian Army Received 3 More Chinooks, 24-Jun-16 : Australia received 3 additional CH-47F Chinooks two and half months ahead of schedule. Australian Army now operates 10 helicopters of this model

Three More CH-47F Chinook for Australia, 21-Dec-15 : US State Dept approves possible FMS sale of 3 CH-47F Chinook to Australia for $180 million. The Australian Army already operates 7 CH-47F helicopters

Australian Chinooks on Budget, Ahead of Schedule, 09-Sep-15 : Boeing delivered the 7th CH-47F Chinook to the Australian Army on budget August 10th, three weeks ahead of schedule.

First Two CH-47F Chinooks to Australian Army, 05-May-15 : Australian Army accepts into service the first two of seven CH-47F Chinook ‘Foxtrot’ helicopters during a ceremony at RAAF Townsville

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