The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a tandem rotor, heavy-lift military transport helicopter, developed by Vertol and later manufactured by Boeing Vertol (today Boeing Rotorcraft Systems), the CH-47 Chinook being one of the heaviest lifting helicopters produced. In the late 1950s, the U.S. Department of the Army was seeking a substitute for the aging fleet of Sikorsky CH-37 rotorcrafts, subsequently purchasing the previously designed V-107 by Vertol. The aircraft soon proved to be insufficient for the assault mission and transport roles, which lead to a requirement of an enhanced variant. Vertol started developing the CH-47A Chinook (originally designated YHC-1B), in a tandem rotor configuration. These were powered by Lycoming AL5512 engines, optimising the aircraft’s lift, stability and thrust, achieving better performance, and offering an excellent base for a cargo aircraft with a number of loading equipment, such as cargo ramps and hooks. One of the latest, upgraded variant in the line was the CH-47F, offering modernised avionics and lower maintenance costs.
Red Box is pleased to offer a great range of ground power equipment for this aircraft, including tugs, ground power units, start power units, aviation tools, and more, which are perfectly suited to the requirements of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook aircraft.
This includes the popular RBI9400T mechanic hand trolley case complete with 161 BAHCO tools, the 757 CFBO-NJ tug, and the RBC8090 GPU Frequency Converter.
View all recommended ground power equipment, tools and Tugs for the Boeing CH-47 Chinook aircraft below.