To ask the Secretary of State for Defence
(2) how many flying training hours are planned to be flown from (a) RAF Linton-on-Ouse, (b) RAF Cranwell and (c) RAF Valley in each of the next three years;
(3) what effect he estimates the award of the UK Military Flying Training System contract will have on the number of flying training hours flown from (a) RAF Linton-on-Ouse, (b) RAF Cranwell and (c) RAF Valley.
The flying hours flown in the last three years and anticipated for the next three years are detailed in the following table. It should be noted that figures for future years are estimates only and may be subject to change as part of the normal management process.
The UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) will cater for the future flying training needs of the armed forces. Delivery will be incremental, with full delivery of the service planned for early in the next decade. No decisions have yet been taken on the number of UKMFTS flying training hours to be undertaken from individual stations.