First flight of the Chinook HC.4 took place at Fleetlands on 9 Dec 2010. It includes a Thales TopDeck glass cockpit, mission planner and more powerful Honeywell/Lycoming T55-714 engines.
Project JULIUS modified 38 Mk2/2A Chinooks into the Mk4/4A configuration and eight Mk3 Chinooks into the Mk5 configuration.
For a summary of the Chinook in RAF service, please follow this link.
QinetiQ to Support RAF Chinook Upgrade, 20-Oct-15 : QinetiQ has signed a £5.2m contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to independently evaluate Boeing’s Digital Automatic Flight Control System upgrades to the Chinook helicopter.
RAF Chinook to Support Nepal Earthquake Relief, 03-May-15 : UK assistance after the Kathmandu 7.8 earthquake includes sending three Royal Air Force Chinooks helicopters to Nepal
|Chinook HC.4 operational in Afghanistan, 10-Jan-13 : With an initial release to service granted in May 2012, RAF Chinooks crews were able to begin their operational work-up on the Mk 4 before declaring an initial operating capability in June 2012.|
Boeing Begins Flight Testing UK Chinook Mk4, 24-Jan-11 : Boeing UK has begun flight testing the first Chinook Mk4 helicopter for the Royal Air Force (RAF) under Project Julius
|FF Type 26 class|
List of Aircraft
|C/N||Built||ID In this Organisation||In other Org|
|M.7007||1980|| ZA671: Chinook HC.4 while operating from NAF El Centro, heavily damaged in a pra+|
|M.7013||1981|| ZA713: Chinook HC.4 jul12 18/27Sqn.|
|M.7001||1993|| ZA718: Chinook HC.4 jul12 18/27Sqn./BN|
|M.7015|| ZD984: Chinook HC.4 jul12 18/27Sqn.|| ZD984: jul11 at Vector Aerospace Fleetland for conversion HC.4 |