NEW DELHI, Sep. 1, 2022 (TBINN)
Chinook helicopters of Indian Air Force are operating as usual notwithstanding the United States Army grounding the entire fleet of heavy-lift choppers over fuel leaks that caused a small number of engine fires.
The ones familiar with the development said that the I.A.F. headquarters sent a communication to Boeing India following reports of the grounding of Chinook CH-47 helicopters by the United States Army. It is learnt that Boeing India has communicated to the I.A.F. that Chinook CH-47F(I) helicopters being operated by the force are not at all impacted by the problem that has hit the U.S. Army fleet.
As of now, it has been informed that I.A.F. is operating 15 Chinook helicopters.