Billings Flying Service currently owns and operates three CH-47D “Chinook” helicopters. In the summer of 2014 we became the first civilian organization to type-certify these aircraft with the FAA.
The Chinook is one of the heaviest lifting helicopters in the industry today with the ability for lifts up to 26,000 lbs. It is ideal for power line construction, aerial firefighting, ski lift construction, and other major construction projects.
- Equipped with two T55-GA-714A engines producing more than 5,000 horsepower each.
- Modern avionics include state-of-the-art GPS systems, aviation radios, and digital FM radios for air-to-ground communication.
- The Water Hog 2600 gallon variable drop bucket for aerial application of water and fire retardant for wildfire suppression.
- 3 cargo hooks for variable external load configurations.
|Empty Weight||24,150lbs. (+/-)|
|Payload||up to 26,000 lbs.|
|Max Ext. Load||26,000 lbs.|
|Configuratons||hook, fire bucket, variable configurations|
|Max Range||approx 350NM|
|Available for||construction/heavy-lift, firefighting, internal or external cargo missions, powerline construction|