Billings Flying Service to acquire six Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters
They are expected into service by late 2023 and through 2024
Billings Flying Service (BFS) has announced that it is in the final negotiations to purchase six Netherlands Ministry of Defence surplus Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters.
The sale was approved by the Netherlands’ Defense Material Sales committee at the end of 2022.
A BFS spokesperson said: “We are excited for the opportunity to increase our CH-47D fleet as we position ourselves for global expansion. We anticipate the contract will be executed within the next 30-days.”
Once the contract is signed the aircraft will be transported to Billings, Montana, to undergo an in-house reset and modification program to support the company’s heavy lift, aerial firefighting and utility/infrastructure operations.
The helicopters are expected to enter into service in late 2023 and through 2024.