Jul 1, 2014
Canada receives last CH-147F Chinook
The Canadian CH-147F 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.
The aircraft also has an advanced Aircraft Survivability Equipment suite.
Boeing is providing in-service support to the CH-147F fleet over the next 20 years.
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.