STH – Heavy transport helicopter
The Chinook is a well-proven and extremely capable multi-role helicopter. For many years, it has served as a trusted workhorse for numerous NATO missions. The CH-47F Chinook's mission profiles include cargo and troop transport, MedEvac, search and rescue missions, and firefighting and disaster relief.
ESG is part of the German industry team – alongside AERO-Bildung, Airbus Helicopters, CAE, Honeywell, Lufthansa Technik and Rolls-Royce Deutschland. Together we combine decades of experience in the operation of heavy transport helicopters.
This strong industrial team will provide optimum support for the requirements of the Air Force and create around 500 highly qualified jobs in Germany. In addition, the industrial partners are already entrusted with the maintenance and repair of the Bundeswehr's current CH-53G fleet and have been familiar with it for many decades. This important experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of heavy-lift helicopters will enable a smooth transition to the CH-47F Chinook.
For over 30 years, ESG has been the Bundeswehr's reliable national technology and innovation partner in the field of helicopters. We offer sustainable, forward-looking and holistic system support: from concept to design and integration through to operation and technical-logistical support and Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) and IT security architectures. One of ESG's outstanding assets is its certification as an aerospace organisation for aircraft as well as aerospace equipment for the German Armed Forces and aerospace operation in accordance with EASA Part 21J/G and EASA Part 145.