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October 02, 2021

Boeing’s Chinook Celebrates 60 Years of Flight

Continued Development Shows Promise For 40 More Years

Boeing and Chinook operators celebrate 60 years of Chinook flight as the company builds a new generation of the renowned rotorcraft. September 21, 1961 marked the day the first flight of the aircraft took off from Philadelphia. Since then, Boeing has continued operations for development and improvement of this aircraft at this location. The Chinooks have a rich history, serving as a backbone for combat, logistics and humanitarian missions for the Army, Special Operations Forces and 19 international operators. Continued development shows promise for the Chinooks to stay in service at least 40 more years.

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