Boeing Vertol 107




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civil transport
two
25 passengers
10,000 lbs.
GE turbines
2 x 1,500 s.h.p. ea.
44 ft. 7 in.
16 ft. 9 in.
50 ft.
11,250 lbs.
22,000 lbs.
144 mph
165 mph
1,450 fpm
15,000 feet
200 miles
10/25/60
1960



 

Boeing Vertol 107

Boeing Vertol 107

The Boeing Vertol 107 design dates back to the 1950's as a military medium assault helicopter proposed for the U.S. Army. Although the Army evaluated ten of the helicopters in the late 1950's, no additional helicopters were purchased.

It was in 1961 that the U.S.M.C. ordered the helicopter with more powerful engines as the CH-46. The Boeing Vertol 107 is the commercial version of the model.  A total of three prototypes and 15 commercial helicopters were produced.

In 1960 New York Airways purchased five Boeing Vertol 107 helicopters for passenger transport. The remainder helicopters went to Kawasaki Industries for parts.  In 1965 Kawasaki purchased the manufacturing rights to build the helicopter in Japan.

In 2006 Columbia Helicopters received a type certificate to fly and eventually produce the Boeing Vertol 107 helicopter.  It appears that Columbia has not built any of the helicopters, but they are using them for a variety of purposes including water bombing, construction, logging, emergency response, and oil drilling.

At last count there were a total of 14 Boeing Vertol 107 helicopters in Columbia's fleet.




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