Military Aircraft: Helicopters

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th November 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours have been logged on (a) Merlin, (b) Wildcat, (c) Apache, (d) Gazelle, (e) Chinook, (f) Puma, (g) Lynx, (h) Bell 212 and (i) Defender aircraft under Joint Helicopter Command in 2017.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 16 November 2017.

The correct answer should have been:

The number of flying hours by aircraft type under Joint Helicopter Command for financial years 2012-13 to date are shown below. The Joint Helicopter Command does not fly the Bell 212.

Annual flying hours are impacted by a number of factors including operational activity, number of platforms in service and training requirement.

Financial Year

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18(as at 31Oct)

MERLIN

6,890

5,520

4,160

3,240

3,250

1,820

WILDCAT

650

1,250

2,160

3,120

4,190

2,730

APACHE

16,660

15,340

11,090

7,980

8,130

5,310

GAZELLE

3,980

4,010

4,000

4,020

3,810

2,310

CHINOOK

14,810

13,940

11,900

10,520

11,450

6,820

PUMA

3,080

1,220

4,170

5,280

5,240

2,870

LYNX

5,15011,890

4,4109,650

2,9406,540

3,4203,840

2,470

950

DEFENDER

2,110

1,760

1,920

2,000

1,760

1,190

Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid statistical bias.

These figures are Single Service figures and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The number of flying hours by aircraft type under Joint Helicopter Command for financial years 2012-13 to date are shown below. The Joint Helicopter Command does not fly the Bell 212.

Annual flying hours are impacted by a number of factors including operational activity, number of platforms in service and training requirement.

Financial Year

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18(as at 31Oct)

MERLIN

6,890

5,520

4,160

3,240

3,250

1,820

WILDCAT

650

1,250

2,160

3,120

4,190

2,730

APACHE

16,660

15,340

11,090

7,980

8,130

5,310

GAZELLE

3,980

4,010

4,000

4,020

3,810

2,310

CHINOOK

14,810

13,940

11,900

10,520

11,450

6,820

PUMA

3,080

1,220

4,170

5,280

5,240

2,870

LYNX

5,15011,890

4,4109,650

2,9406,540

3,4203,840

2,470

950

DEFENDER

2,110

1,760

1,920

2,000

1,760

1,190

Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid statistical bias.

These figures are Single Service figures and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.