Netherlands Gains Six New CH-47F Chinooks With Latest Order
Boeings F Model Chinooks are one of the most versatile heavy aircraft that world has ever seen. Having been distributed to customers across the globe, the Chinooks have created a name for themselves to be able to perform many kinds of tasks. On December 14th the Ministry of Defense, Netherlands signed an agreement with world recognizable Boeing for an updated model order of six newly upgraded F models. The Royal Netherlands Air Force for whom the aircrafts are intended for wish to integrate the 6 expected F model configuration to match their existing fleet.
The Netherlands has chosen to continue with their business with Boeing to ensure premium equipment by a statement from DMOs project leader, Colonel Koen van Gogh,” The Netherlands’ Defense Material Organization (DMO) is responsible for providing the Dutch armed forces with the best equipment money can buy, and our troops deserve that.”
The Chinook upgrade is being optimized to enhance the aircraft's affordability, efficiency and its ability to execute even more tasks. Key components to the upgraded are a state of the art Digital Automatic Flight Control System bout to by Common Avionics Architecture System cockpits. With many different countries other than the US obtaining the Chinook they have many have wished to adopt the US style.
The aircraft's popularity over the years with an increased amount of orders. Within the last three years, the Chinook has been requested as a part of orders eight different times. NATO has also been a fan of Chinooks as eight nations within NATO such Greece, Italy, Spain, U.S, Turkey, Canada, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Boeings VP of Boeings Cargo Helicopters, Chuck Dabundo, is very confident in their aircraft by stating,” There is no doubt the Chinook is the world’s premier heavy-lift helicopter with a long future will continue to serve our customers for decades to come.”
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