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EH101 Helicopters

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flying hours have been recorded on each of the six Merlin helicopters which were transferred from Denmark in each of the last three months. (243433)

The number of hours flown by each of the six Merlin helicopters acquired from the Danish Government in the last three months are shown in the following table in hours and minutes. Merlin ZK001 is still undergoing conversion at AugustaWestlands and is due to be delivered to RAF Benson on 9 January 2009.

September

October

November

ZJ990

45:39

11:25

23:46

ZJ992

39:13

11:04

54:30

ZJ994

26:43

37:21

39:21

ZJ995

34:33

24:07

13:00

ZJ998

2:00

0

6:34

ZK001

0

0

0