Military Aircraft: Helicopters

Defence written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flying hours were completed by (a) Apache Attack helicopter, (b) Gazelle, (c) Lynx Mk3, (d) Lynx Mk7, (e) Lynx Mk8, (f) Lynx Mk9, (g) Merlin Mk1 and (h) Merlin Mk3 helicopters in the armed forces in the last 12 months.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The flying hours completed during the last 12 months, broken down by helicopter type, are as follows:

Helicopter type Flying hours
Apache Attack Helicopter 11,777
Gazelle 12,032
Lynx Mark 3 6,392
Lynx Mark 7 13,607
Lynx Mark 8 5,407
Lynx Mark 9 4,550
Merlin Mark 1 6,683
Merlin Mark 3 5,466

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