Established in 2009, Boeing’s UK Rotorcraft Support is a division of Boeing Defence UK (BDUK) with reach back to Boeing’s Global Services & Support and Military Aircraft businesses in the U.S. Focused on providing increased capability to the United Kingdom’s military rotorcraft fleet, UK Rotorcraft Support has employees in the UK, U.S., and Afghanistan supporting Royal Air Force Chinooks, British Army Air Corps Apache fleets and providing solutions for Urgent Operational Requirements (UOR) through its UOR Centre.
In July 2012, the UK’s Military Aviation Authority assessed Boeing’s UK Rotorcraft Support operations in Gosport, Hampshire against the requirements of the Maintenance Approved Organisation Scheme known as MAOS.
Engineering support for key UK rotorcraft programmes includes reach back into the greater Boeing organisation as the original designer and equipment manufacturer on Chinook and Apache aircraft. Boeing also has wide ranging support capabilities and a culture that encourages Continuous Improvement and Innovation to deliver Value-for-Money solutions to its customers.
Capabilities include: Design Authority and Design Engineering; Systems and Support Engineering; Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and Logistics; Through Life Customer Support including Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Modification Design and Embodiment Management including Urgent Operational Requirements.
The British Army operates a fleet of 67 Boeing-designed Apache AH-Mk.1 attack helicopters, the most advanced multi-role combat helicopter in the Army Air Corp.
The Chinook TLCS programme provides heavy maintenance, engineering technical support, and supply chain management for the UK’s fleet of 46 Mk2/2A/3 Chinook helicopters.
Julius Cockpit Enhancement
Project Julius includes the modification of RAF Chinook helicopters into Mk4 and Mk5 configurations.
The Boeing Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) Centre was established in 2009 to address urgent and emerging needs of the MOD and British Armed Forces.