|In the current edition of Australian Aviation MajGen Tony Fraser, Head of DMO Helicopter Systems, is quoted as saying there are currently no plans relating to the future of our CH-47D Chinooks once the new F models have been delivered. Their future will be decided once F's come on line.
The article stated that new build F's were ordered as operational requirements ment none of our D's could be spared to be rebuilt as F's, but that our D's had already been upgraded with many F systems, including engines and were still very capable platforms.
Will we keep some or all of the D's, maybe upgrade them , or will we just sell them?
MajGen Fraser seemed to be suggesting that there may be a business case to keep at least some of the D's.