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Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is a division (business unit) of The Boeing Company based in Arlington, Virginia. It is responsible for defense and aerospace products and services. It was formerly known as Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS).

Amazing Boeing Helicopters

Boeing Rotorcraft Systems (formerly Boeing Helicopters and before that Boeing Vertol) is the former name of an American aircraft manufacturer, now known as Vertical Lift division of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

Boeing Vertol Helicopters

Boeing Helicopters was created as Boeing Vertol when the Vertol Aircraft Corporation (formerly Piasecki Helicopter) company of Morton, Pennsylvania was acquired by Boeing in 1960; the Vertol name was an abbreviation for Vertical Take Off and Landing. Other names by which the division sometimes referred to itself in correspondence over the years were "Boeing Aircraft Company, Vertol Division" and "Boeing Philadelphia". The company was responsible for the design and production of the CH-46 Sea Knight and the CH-47 Chinook. The name became Boeing Helicopters in 1987, and the current name was adopted in 2002. When Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997, the former Hughes Helicopters operations in Mesa, Arizona were placed under Boeing Helicopters. A year and a half later Boeing sold the civilian line of helicopters to MD Helicopter Holdings Inc., an indirect subsidiary of the Dutch company, RDM Holding Inc. 

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Created in 1960

Type Public
Industry Rotorcraft aviation
Founded 1960; 63 years ago as Boeing Vertol
Headquarters Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, United States
Area served Worldwide

Boeing helicopters.

Boeing: Commercial & Military Helicopters
AH-6 Little Bird (acquired when Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas)AH-64 Apache (acquired when Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas) Boeing Model 234 Commercial Chinook Boeing Model 360 (an all-composite, private venture, technology demonstrator) Boeing Vertol 107-II Boeing Vertol XCH-62 (Model 301) Boeing Vertol YUH-61 / Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight / Boeing CH-47 Chinook / Boeing Chinook (UK variants) V-22 Osprey (built as a teaming arrangement with Bell Helicopter Textron) / Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche  / Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant /
Boeing MH-139 (Military variant AW139M to be American-built)


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Boeing Rotorcraft Systems (formerly Boeing Helicopters and before that Boeing Vertol)

Boeing CH46 Seaknight

Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight is an American medium-lift tandem-rotor  helicopter.

Boeing CH47 Chinook

Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a tandem-rotor helicopter developed by Boeing Vertol

Boeing MV-22 Osprey

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft

Boeing RAH 66 Comanche

Boeing–Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche is an American stealth  helicopter

Boeing Defiant

Sikorsky–Boeing SB-1 Defiant (stylized as "SB>1"; company designation S-100) 

Howard Hughes helicopters MD

Howard Hughes helicopters
Boeing AH-64 Apache


Program Cost

  • Crew: 2 (pilot, and co-pilot/gunner)
  • Length: 58 ft 2 in (17.73 m)
  • Fuselage length: 49 ft 5 in (15.06 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 8 in (3.87 m)
  • Empty weight: 11,387 lb (5,165 kg)
  • Gross weight: 17,650 lb (8,006 kg)


  • Max takeoff weight:  (10,433 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric T700-GE-701 turboshaft engines, 1,690 shp (1,260 kW) each (upgraded to 1,890 shp (1,409 kW) T700-GE-701C for AH-64A/D from 1990)
  • Main rotor diameter:  (14.63 m)
  • Main rotor area: 1,908.5 sq ft (177.31 m2) 4-bladed main-rotor and 4-bladed tail-rotor in non-orthogonal alignment
  • Blade section: root: HH-02;
    tip: NACA 64A006

Planned role in fleet

  • Maximum speed: 158 kn (182 mph, 293 km/h)
  • Cruise speed:  (165 mph, 265 km/h)
  • Never exceed speed:  365 km/h)
  • Range: 257 nmi (296 mi, 476 km) with Longbow radar mast
  • Combat range: 260 nmi 480 km)
  • Ferry range: 1,024 nmi, 1,896 km)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,100 m)

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