Military Aircraft: Helicopters

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Conservative, South West Surrey

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the ratio of maintenance hours to flown hours is for the (a) AgustaWestland Apache AH1, (b) AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat, (c) Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin II and (d) Westland Gazelle.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The table below shows the ratio of maintenance hours to flying hours from April 2018 to March 2019 for the Apache, Wildcat and Gazelle helicopter fleets:

Type

Apache

Wildcat

Gazelle

Total

29:1

32:1

12:1

Dauphin II is maintained via civilian contract on an availability basis and figures are not measured in the same way.

Numbers are rounded to the nearest hour.

Figures provided are based on single service estimates, and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics.

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