Fleet

Built to Lift.

When it comes to heavy lifting, all helicopters are not created equal. That’s why we operate a fleet of versatile twin-engine, tandem rotor aircraft designed and built for the heavy-lift mission.

Meet the Fleet

Columbia Helicopters is the world’s only commercial operator of the Columbia 234 Chinook and Columbia Vertol 107-II helicopters, and we hold Type and Production Certificates for the 234 Chinook. These aircraft are the commercial models of the highly regarded CH-47 Chinook and CH-46 Sea Knight. Between these two aircraft and their variations, we’re confident we’ll have the perfect helicopter for your heavy-lift needs. The company is also a commercial operator of Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters.

Columbia CH-47D

Maximum Gross Weight Maximum Hook Weight Range
50,000 lbs.

(22,680 kilograms)

26,000 lbs.

(11,793 kilograms)

390 n.m.

(722 kilometers)

Fuel Capacity Fuel Consumption Cruise Speed
1,028 gal.

(3,891 liters)

329 gal.

(1,245 liters) per hour

130 kts

(240 kilometers) per hour

Columbia 234 UT

Maximum Gross Weight Maximum Hook Weight Range
51,000 lbs.

(23,133 kilograms)

26,000 lbs.

(11,793 kilograms)

445 n.m.

(445 kilometers)

Fuel Capacity Fuel Consumption Cruise Speed
1,000 gal.

(3,785 liters)

400 gal.

(1,514 liters) per hour

120 kts

(222 kilometers) per hour

Columbia 234 LR

Maximum Gross Weight Maximum Hook Weight Range
51,000 lbs.

(23,133 kilograms)

20,000 lbs.

(11,793 kilograms)

540 n.m.

(445 kilometers)

Fuel Capacity Fuel Consumption Cruise Speed
2,000 gal.

(3,785 liters)

400 gal.

(1,514 liters) per hour

120 kts

(222 kilometers) per hour

Columbia Vertol 107-II

Maximum Gross Weight Maximum Hook Weight Range
22,000 lbs.

(9,979 kilograms)

10,000 lbs.

(4,536 kilograms)

180 n.m.

(333 kilometers)

Fuel Capacity Fuel Consumption Cruise Speed
350 gal.

(1,325 liters)

170 gal.

(643 liters) per hour

120 kts

(222 kilometers) per hour

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