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 Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) Cockpit and advanced cargo-handling capabilities that complement the aircraft's mission performance and handling characteristics.

Formation to the Future

The latest modernization initiative known as Chinook Block II is a testament to the robustness of the Chinook’s original design and its 55-year legacy of technological advancements. With these new capabilities, Boeing is ensuring that the iconic H-47 remains the most reliable, capable and ready medium-to-heavy-lift helicopter into the 2060s and beyond. For more information on Block II, click here.




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 H-47 customer.

CH-47F 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 3914 liters (1034 gallons)
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

Computer rendering of the coaxial helicopter DEFIANT X in level flight.

Ready for today, modernizing for the future

October 11, 2022 in Defense

Boeing's innovative solutions help the U.S. maintain global dominance by deterring and defeating the threats of today — for the sake of tomorrow.

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Chinook’s prototype, the YCH-1B, takes its first flight in 1961.

After 60 years, Chinook keeps getting better

September 21, 2021 in Defense

Today’s H-47 doesn’t look much different than the 1961 prototype. But it’s what you can’t see that enables its daring missions, jaw-dropping maneuvers and seemingly endless future.

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CH-47 Chinook flying with GE Aviation’s T408 engine installed

Chinook T408 engine demo continues

December 16, 2020 in Defense

The U.S. Army CCDC AvMC, Boeing, and GE Aviation expanded the flight envelope in their demonstration of a Chinook helicopter with GE Aviation’s T408 engine at Ft. Eustis, Va.

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Chinook Block II Program Moves to Final Assembly

Chinook Block II Program Moves to Final Assembly

July 9, 2018 in Defense

The first Chinook Block II engineering and manufacturing development helicopter is now in final assembly.

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New Chinook Composite Blades Proven

New Chinook Composite Blades Proven

January 19, 2017 in Defense

Advanced Chinook Rotor Blades give the U.S. Army solider extra lifting capability--paving the way for future upgrades.

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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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H-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

    South Korea

  • Spain


  • United Arab Emirates

    United Arab Emirates

  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

  • United States

    United States

H-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.