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Aircraft Ejections

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ejections from British military aircraft there were in each of the last 25 years, broken down by service. (90245)

The number of ejections for each year since 1981 for the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy are given in the following table. The Army (Army Air Corps) does not operate aircraft which are fitted with ejection seats.

Royal Air Force

Royal Navy

1981

13

1

1982

12

2

1983

13

3

1984

12

2

1985

7

1

1986

12

1

1987

8

1

1988

8

0

1989

11

2

1990

8

0

1991

7

1

1992

4

1

1993

3

0

1994

3

3

1995

5

1

1996

7

2

1997

4

0

1998

3

0

1999

3

0

2000

2

2

2001

1

1

2002

0

1

2003

2

1

2004

3

0

2005

1

0

2006

1

0