|1||Max Gross Weight||24,300 Pounds|
|2||Max Cargo Hook Weight||10,000 Pounds|
|4||Fuel Capacity (External)||660 Gallons|
|5||Burn Rate||180 GpH|
|6||Cruise Speed||120 Knots|
|7||Seats||0 (Restricted Category)|
|8||Tail Numbers:||461WY, 462WY, 463WY, 464WY|
Sky Aviation purchased 4 CH-46E helicopters from GSA Auction in March of 2014. We completed our Type Certificate in July of 2015. We are excited to add these helicopters to our fleet to meet both medium and heavy lift requirements. While the CH-46E is the same frame as the BV-107, our helicopters feature an upgraded engine and transmission system as well as the AIMS system on board
Used by the Navy and Marines
The CH-46E was primarily used by the Navy and Marines. It was in design and development in 1960 and was first flown in 1962. It served as a troop transport, vertical replenishment vehicle, fire fighting, construction and was used in Search and Rescue missions from the Vietnam Era through 2014 when it was retired from service.
The Sea Knight,
The Sea Knight, affectionately known as the “Phrog” is no longer in production. It has served in such venues as Vietnam, Beirut, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. The CH-46 was replaced by the V-22 Osprey. In October 2014, the Marines flew the last service flight of the CH-46. While no longer in production, the CH-46E continues in service for the State Department as well as in our fleet.