Information on the numbers of aircraft in service and fit for purpose (FFP) is given in the following table. Target figures are not used for all aircraft types and are included only where appropriate. The figures shown are a snapshot of the position on
|Aircraft type||In service fleet||Target FFP||Actual FFP|
|Sea King (SARF)||25||17||10|
'In service' has been taken to mean the effective fleet, which covers all aircraft barring those which are redundant, declared as surplus or awaiting disposal. Serviceable aircraft available to the front line commands for operational and training purposes are termed fit for purpose (FFP). Aircraft which are undergoing major servicing or routine maintenance are within the depth fleet and are therefore not relevant to this question.
Additionally, in the process of answering this question an error in the TriStar 'in-service' fleet number has been identified in the written answer I provided to you on