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MOS 15U- CH-47 Helicopter Repairer Email This Story Print This Story

15U CH-47 Helicopter Repairer MM: 105
  Enlisted/Officer/Active Duty/Army Reserve  

(The Army recently changed this MOS from 67U to 15U) It is the responsibility of the members of the aircraft repair team to ensure that all Army aircraft remain safe and ready to fly. As a member of this team, the CH-47 Helicopter Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on CH-47 helicopters (also known as 'Chinook' helicopters). The CH-47 Helicopter Repairer helicopter repairer supervises and performs maintenance on medium helicopters, excluding repair of systems components.


  • A minimum score of 105 in aptitude area MM

  • .A physical demands rating of very heavy (be able to lift on an occasional basic over 100 pounds with frequent or constant lifting in excess of 50 pounds)

  • Normal color vision

  • Formal training (completion of a resident MOS 15U course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Aviation School) mandatory or meet the ACASP criteria listed in AR 601-2 10. Waiver for formal training or ACASP criteria must be submitted to Cdr, USAAVNC, A'ITN: ATZQ-AP, Ft Rucker, AL 36362 for approval

  • Alcohol and drug abuse as defined below will disqualify any soldier or potential enlistee from this MOS


  • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, mechanical flight controls and their components

  • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems

  • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks

  • Perform scheduled inspections and assist in performing special inspections
    Inspect and repair aircraft wings, fuselages and tail assemblies

  • Service and repair aircraft landing gear

  • Repair or replace starters, lights, batteries, wiring and other electrical parts


  • Nine weeks of basic training

  • 16 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Eustis, Virginia, including inspection and repair of aircraft engines and equipment (Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions)

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As a CH-47 Helicopter Repairer will help prepare you for a future with aircraft manufacturers, commercial airlines and government agencies as an airframe or power plant mechanic.


Information source: Army Pamphlet 611-21


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