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Military Aircraft: Helicopters

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flying hours were completed by (a) Apache Attack helicopter, (b) Gazelle, (c) Lynx Mk3, (d) Lynx Mk7, (e) Lynx Mk8, (f) Lynx Mk9, (g) Merlin Mk1 and (h) Merlin Mk3 helicopters in the armed forces in the last 12 months. (197097)

The flying hours completed during the last 12 months, broken down by helicopter type, are as follows:

Helicopter type

Flying hours

Apache Attack Helicopter

11,777

Gazelle

12,032

Lynx Mark 3

6,392

Lynx Mark 7

13,607

Lynx Mark 8

5,407

Lynx Mark 9

4,550

Merlin Mark 1

6,683

Merlin Mark 3

5,466