Boeing Model 107: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Boeing Model 107 is the civilian variant of the CH-46 Sea Knight military helicopter used by the US Navy and US Marines. The helicopter was retired from military service in 2004.

The Boeing Model 107 is a twin engined tandem rotor heavylift helicopter, mainly used for moving very heavy equipment. The helicopter has external hooks for underslung loads. The helicopter was built under license by Kawasaki Heavy Industries as the KV-107 in Japan. Sweden and Canada military also operated the type.

The helicopter is capable of carrying 25 passengers but is usually operated under Part 135 conditions so is limited to 19 passengers with one cabin crew and two pilots.

Mission: Oversized loads such as cranes or towers, logging, any large structures, is able to transport large number of people

First Flight: August 1962

Fleet: Over 500 (includes all military versions)


Cruise speed: 120 kts (222 kmh)

Range: 180 nautical miles (333 kms)


Max gross weight: 22,000 lb (9,979 kg)

Mex hook weight: 10,000 lb (4,536 kg)

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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