U.S. military says it found potential risk with new Chinook rotor blades

On 13 January, the Pentagon’s director of operational test and evaluation has released his 2020 annual report on major Defense Department weapon systems, highlighting the identified issues with new fully composite blades of Chinook CH-47F Block II helicopter. Developed by Boeing and the U.S. Army, the ACRB is a new fully composite blade with a swept-tip design. […]

Boeing delivers 14th CH-47 Chinook built for Royal Netherlands Air Force

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has taken delivery of its 14th CH-47F Chinook helicopter from Boeing, according to a recent service news release. “Another nice step towards a modernized air force. The new Chinooks are on the way. Please be patient, 2021 in NL,” RNLAF said on its Twitter account. In 2016, the Netherlands acquired 14 […]