IAF PI­LOTS COM­MENCE TRAIN­ING ON THE CH-47F CHI­NOOK

SP's Aviation - - NEWS -

Ahead of the in­duc­tion of the CH-47F Chi­nook heavy-lift heli­copters into the In­dian Air Force (IAF), se­lected pi­lots and en­gi­neers have com­menced their train­ing to fly the heli­copters. Cur­rently, four pi­lots and four flight en­gi­neers have been train­ing on the Chi­nook heli­copters at Delaware in the US. The fleet of CH-47F Chi­nook heli­copters is set to be in­ducted into the IAF in the near fu­ture and is ex­pected to give a boost to the op­er­a­tional ca­pa­bil­ity of the IAF as the heavy-lift chop­per can carry large quan­ti­ties of arms and am­mu­ni­tion as well as air­lift 50 com­bat-ready troops. The Chi­nook will par­tic­u­larly be help­ful in dis­as­ter re­lief and res­cue op­er­a­tions. In­dia is procur­ing 15 CH-47F Chi­nook from US-based com­pany, Boe­ing.

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