Military Aircraft: Training

Defence written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) RAF, (b) Fleet Air Arm and (c) Army personnel completed training for (i) fast jet and (ii) rotary types in each year since 2001.

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

The information requested is provided in the following table:

Financial year
Service 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Fleet Air Arm
Fast-Jet 5 8 7 10 4 2 3
Rotary 56 62 64 76 52 46 64
Army
Rotary 41 46 43 41 50 46 45
RAF( 1)
Fast-Jet 65 62 72 72 51 55 58
Rotary 58 79 83 76 50 63 93
(1 )These figures include all RAF personnel who completed training for fast-jet and rotary aircraft (i.e. pilots, navigators and crewmen) as appropriate. The figures for rotary aircraft include Chinook, Merlin and Puma.

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