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Flying Hours

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average number of flying hours for a RAF (a) Hercules C-130, (b) Nimrod MR2 and (c) Harrier aircraft was in each of the last 12 months. (101057)

The average number of flying hours for RAF aircraft of the following type in each of the last 12 months is as follows:

Hercules C-130

Nimrod MR2

Harriers

November 2005

86

55

24

December 2005

73

45

17

January 2006

86

58

26

February 2006

81

56

21

March 2006

56

47

22

April 2006

57

41

18

May 2006

70

67

21

June 2006

78

59

23

July 2006

81

47

18

August 2006

93

53

18

September 2006

89

44

26

October 2006

67

60

23

Aircraft undergoing more in-depth maintenance activities such as long-term repairs or a major modification programme by joint RAF and civilian contract engineering teams on aircraft Main Operating Bases, or by civilian contractors in a specialist civilian industry repair facility/factory have not been included.