Royal Netherlands AF takes delivery of Boeing CH-47F

Boeing has announced the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has taken delivery of its first Boeing CH-47F Chinook as Boeing suspended production at its Philadelphia facilities, the location of the CH-47F final assembly line, the company said.

Boeing said the RNLAF will eventually operate 20 of the CH-47 tandem-rotor transports.

Boeing said it plans to complete new-build CH-47F deliveries to the Netherlands during 2021.

Cirium fleets data shows that the Netherlands currently uses 17 D- and earlier-standard F-model Chinooks, with a total of 14 new examples ordered.