Only 85 days after the original order, AIM Chairman’s Council member Boeing delivered three H-47 Chinooks to the Australian Army. Boeing’s early delivery is attributed to excellent cooperation between Australia and the U.S. Army.
“Boeing has a track record of consistently delivering on our promises on Chinook,” said Steve Park, H-47 program manager and vice president of Cargo Helicopters. “The multi-mission effectiveness, low operational cost and insertion of advance technologies results in repeat customers, exactly what happened with the most recent delivery.”
The Australian Defence Force increased the amount of CH-47F Chinooks from seven to 10, in order to better equip its expanding capabilities. Australia has partnered with Boeing for almost 90 years.