CH-47A Design and Operational Flight Loads Study
BOEING VERTOL CO PHILADELPHIA PA
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The adequacy of current structural design criteria for future cargo- and transport-type helicopters was evaluated based on the design, development, and operational use of the CH-47A Chinook helicopter. It is concluded that current structural design criteria are adequate to insure structural safety. Specifications for procurement of new helicopters should be modified to provide the most realistic mission description possible for fatigue design.