Military Aircraft: Helicopters

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

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours the (a) Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, (b) Commando Helicopter Force, (c) Army Air Corps and (d) Royal Air Force pilots under Joint Helicopter Command have flown in each of the last five years.

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 under the Joint Helicopter Command for financial years 2012-13 to date are shown below. 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)

Commando Helicopter Force

8,440

6,160

7,900

4,0406,150

4,250

2,570

Army Air Corps

35,280

32,010

25,720

20,160

19,350

11,740

RAF

24,790

20,690

16,070

15,790

16,680

9,680

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

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

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

The number of flying hours under the Joint Helicopter Command for financial years 2012-13 to date are shown below. 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)

Commando Helicopter Force

8,440

6,160

7,900

4,0406,150

4,250

2,570

Army Air Corps

35,280

32,010

25,720

20,160

19,350

11,740

RAF

24,790

20,690

16,070

15,790

16,680

9,680

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