The H-47 Chinook is the heavy-lift helicopter of choice for the U.S. Army and 20 international operators. It is an advanced, multi-mission, tandem rotor helicopter, proven in cargo and troop transport, search and rescue, casualty evacuation, special operations, humanitarian and disaster relief, and more.
The tandem rotor design provides for increased stability and control, maximum agility, ease of loading and unloading and superior performance in wind. The Chinook can operate where others cannot. Rear ramp access on any terrain is not restricted by tail rotor clearance, allowing tandems to operate on unprepared, mountainous positions and execute the unique pinnacle landing capability. The design also allows the Chinook to fly at up to 20,000 feet, higher than other helicopters in its class.
It contains a fully integrated, digital cockpit management system – the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) Cockpit paired with a Digital Automatic Flight Control System (DAFCS) – as well as advanced cargo-handling capabilities that complement the aircraft's mission performance and improve situational awareness.
Covering a vast amount of distance in a quick amount of time, the H-47 Chinook can be equipped with extended range fuel tanks and fitted for air-to-air refueling capability, meaning the Chinook can fly farther than ever before.