Chinook - Testing the Future Fleet

18 February 2016

Royal Aeronautical Society

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The Boeing Chinook has been the backbone of the Royal Air Force support helicopter fleet since it was introduced to service in 1980. Its flexibility and lift capability has met the changing needs of UK defence during the transition from the Cold War, to the asymmetric threats of the post 9/11 world.  As the operating environments have evolved, so has the Chinook.  

This lecture will provide an overview of the Chinook’s service and the new capabilities that are being delivered to the frontline to enhance the safety and effectiveness of the UK armed forces. The lecture will review the test programme for the new Mk6 Chinook and the growing UK support base that Boeing provides to the RAF. It will also address how this has been achieved during a significant period of regulatory change for UK defence contractors, with the introduction of the Military Aviation Authority’s Contractor Flying Approved Organisation Scheme.



The speaker will conclude with an overview of the upgrading work to get the UK Chinook fleet to a common standard and the platform’s continuing evolution to meet the needs of the operational users. This will ensure that the Chinook remains the support helicopter of choice for use in the most demanding operating environments.

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Dean Moore is the Lead Flight Test Engineer (FTE) for Boeing UK and led the development of the contractor flying organisation approvals for both the Chinook and the C-17 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Prior to joining Boeing, Dean worked at Boscombe Down for 15 years, including 5 years instructing at the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS). During his time at Boscombe Down, Dean led and participated in a wide range of fixed and rotary wing test programmes. 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