A Multi-role Aircraft

The CH-47F is an advanced multi-mission helicopter for the U.S. Army and international defense forces. It contains a fully integrated, digital cockpit management system, Common Aviation Architecture Cockpit and advanced cargo-handling capabilities that complement the aircraft's mission performance and handling characteristics.



Optimizing readiness of the Chinook fleet around the globe is one of Boeing’s many missions. From performance-based logistics contracting and integrated fleet support to vertical lift maintenance, modifications and repairs, Boeing provides a broad spectrum of innovative products and services which directly support and enhance capabilities while reducing total cost of ownership. These services range from transactional spares to complete lifecycle support solutions that are uniquely tailored to the requirements of each CH-47 customer.

CH-47 Technical Specifications

Rotor Diameter 18.29 m (60 ft)
Length with Rotors Operating 30.14 m (98 ft, 10.7 in)
Fuselage 15.46 m (50 ft, 9 in)
Height 5.68 m (18 ft, 7.8 in)
Fuselage Width 3.78 m (12 ft, 5 in)
Fuel Capacity 45,000 lb (20, 411 kg) class 81,000 lb (36, 700 kg) max gross takeoff
Maximum Speed 302 km/h (170 KTAS)
Cruise Speed 291 km/h (157 KTAS)
Mission Radius 200 nm (370.4km)
Service Ceiling 6,096 m (20,000 ft)
Max Gross Weight 22,680 kg (50,000 lbs)
Useful Load 24,000 lbs (10,886 kg)

Feature Stories


Army Depot and Boeing Partner to Repair Apaches and Chinooks

December 1, 2014 in Defense

Boeing teams of field service representatives, engineers and logistics specialists collaborate to modify, repair or overhaul the rotorcraft to like-new condition.

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Making a 'Cool' Chinook

August 19, 2013 in Defense

Whether responding to natural disasters or flying into the heat of battle, the CH-47 Chinook continues to be one of the most versatile aircraft ever built.

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Chinook in Flight

Boeing, partners sign $10B in contracts for vertical lift programs

June 12, 2013 in Defense

The five-year pacts are for the production of V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.

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CH-47 Chinook Customers

The Chinook is a multi-mission aircraft in use by U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard and more than 19 countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Japan, Italy, Greece, Spain, South Korea, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Australia


  • Canada


  • Greece


  • Italy


  • Japan


  • Netherlands


  • South Korea

  • Spain


  • United Arab Emirates

    United Arab Emirates

  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

  • United States

    United States

CH-47 Chinook Quick Facts

  • The Chinook is a true multi-role, vertical-lift platform. Its primary mission is transport of troops, artillery, equipment, and fuel.
  • The current CH-47F/MH-47G modernization programs will ensure this tandem rotor helicopter remains in the Army fleet through the 2030s.
  • Chinook is the helicopter of choice for humanitarian disaster-relief operations, in missions such as transportation of relief supplies and mass evacuation of refugees.
  • Chinooks serve the armed forces of 19 countries around the world.