Monday, July 7, 2014
Boeing Sends 15th CH-147F to Canadian Air Force
Boeing has delivered the 15th CH-147F medium-to-heavy-lift helicopter to the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Canadian CH-147F is a multi-mission helicopter that features a modernized airframe with a long-range fuel system allowing it to fly twice as far as standard range models. An upgraded electrical system provides additional power and redundancy, while a fully integrated Common Avionics Architecture System cockpit and Digital Automatic Flight Control System reduce pilot workload and provide greater situational awareness. Boeing is also providing in-service support to the CH-147F fleet over the next 20 years under a Performance-Based Logistics contract, with Canadian industry playing a key role.
Boeing CH-147F. Photo courtesy Boeing
The final CH-147F will join the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, under command of 1 Wing Kingston, Ontario, and will be based at CFB Petawawa.