The Boeing CH-47F Chinook is the largest helicopter in the Australian Army fleet. The advanced, medium-lift, multi-mission helicopter has a unique twin-rotor design and advanced cargo-handling capabilities which complement its primary mission – supporting the Army to transport troops, artillery guns, ammunition, fuel and other supplies.
The Army’s Chinook fleet is also often utilised for humanitarian, transport and recovery missions during disaster-relief efforts.
Ten Chinooks are operated out of the Army’s C Squadron at 5th Aviation Regiment, RAAF Base Townsville.
Boeing Defence Australia is currently contracted to deliver the Chinook Integrated Support Services Contract which includes:
- Aircrew training, aircraft maintenance and modifications and field service engineering support at the 5th Aviation Precinct in Townsville.
- Program management support, supply chain and Original Equipment Manufacturer engineering support in Brisbane and Philadelphia.
- Chinook technician training, aircraft maintenance and sustainment of training devices at Swartz Barracks, Oakey.
- Technical publications and engineering support to the Cargo Helicopter Management Unit at Enoggera Barracks, Brisbane.
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