Columbia Helicopters acquires three Chinook helicopters
Columbia Helicopters based in Aurora, Oregon has acquired three Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters from the US government, expanding the company’s fleet of commercial super-heavy-lift helicopters.
“We are pleased to add these aircraft to our fleet,” said Mike Fahey, CEO of Columbia Helicopters.
“As a long-time commercial operator of Chinook helicopters, we are uniquely positioned to operate and maintain these helicopters,” said company president Stan Wilson. “The aircraft will come into our maintenance facility for refurbishment before putting them to work.”
The company currently has an active fleet of six Columbia Model 234 Chinooks – the commercial variant of the CH-47 – and 14 Columbia Vertol 107-II helicopters.