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Boeing and AgustaWestland have signed an agreement for the joint manufacture of new CH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Italian Army.


Boeing and AgustaWestland have signed an agreement for the joint manufacture of CH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Italian Army.



As prime contractor for the Italian CH-47F, AgustaWestland will be responsible for design and systems integration, and aircraft delivery to the Italian Army. Boeing Rotorcraft Systems will build the fuselage in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania.



The agreement includes a licensing arrangement that enables AgustaWestland to market, sell and produce the Boeing CH-47F Chinook for the UK, other European countries and several countries in the Mediterranean region.



‘This arrangement continues our long-standing relationship on the Chinook programme and marks an important step forward in the long and fruitful cooperation between our companies,’ said Chuck Allen, vice-president and general manager, Boeing Rotorcraft Systems.