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European Fighter Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Ruth Smeeth Ruth Smeeth Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions the RAF has cannibalised Typhoon aircraft due to lack of available spares in order to keep up with operations and training programmes over the last (a) three, (b) six and (c) 12 months.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

'Cannibalisation' is the routine maintenance practice of removing and recycling spare parts that are taken from one aircraft to be used on another, to ensure the maximum number of aircraft are available to meet the Typhoon flying requirement.

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