Chinook Helicopters

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 16 April 2024.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press release entitled Capability boost for UK's global military operations as contract confirmed for new Chinook, published by his Department on 14 March 2024, whether the RAF’s Voyager aircraft are certified to aerial refuel extended-range Chinook helicopters.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The RAF Voyager will not be used to refuel Chinook ER due to the different speeds at which the two aircraft operate.

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