Aircraft Philipp to produce Chinook helicopter parts in Germany

23 November 2017 (Last Updated November 23rd, 2017 11:47)

Boeing has contracted Aircraft Philipp Group to produce machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook helicopters. 

Aircraft Philipp to produce Chinook helicopter parts in Germany
Boeing and Aircraft Philipp Group officials during contract signing. Credit: Boeing.

Boeing has contracted Aircraft Philipp Group to produce machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook helicopters.

With the latest five-year contract award, Aircraft Philipp Group joins Boeing’s supplier base of more than 35 companies in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg and almost 100 companies in Germany.

Under the contract, machine parts for the heavy-lift helicopter will be manufactured at Aircraft Philipp’s facilities in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

Boeing Germany and Central & Eastern Europe managing director Dr Michael Haidinger said: “Boeing has consistently grown its supplier network and engagement in Germany over the past years.

“Today, all of our commercial, and many of our defence and space programmes fly with technology or parts ‘made in Germany’.

“And with the recent opening of the expanded Boeing Research Office in Munich, we are investing in the development of innovative and efficient materials and production technologies together with partners in Bavaria and across Germany.”

“We are investing in the development of innovative and efficient materials and production technologies together with partners in Bavaria and across Germany.”

Boeing said it hosted a training workshop in May this year to familiarise German industry with the company’s source selection and bid process.

Aircraft Philipp was among the 23 companies that attended the event.

Boeing also seeks to enter additional partnerships with German industry for the Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter competition.

To date, Boeing has delivered more than 900 H-47 Chinook helicopters that are in operation with 20 countries, including eight Nato nations, namely Canada, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, the UK, and US.

The Chinooks facilitate increased interoperability between Nato nations during joint training and deployment operations worldwide.