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Military Aircraft: Helicopters

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Lynx helicopters in each service were fitted with voice box recorders in each year since 2003. (266937)

The following tables provide the number of Royal Navy and Army Lynx helicopters that were fitted with Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVRs) during each year since 2003.

Royal Navy

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Total fitted

Mk3

24

7

31

Mk8

27

3

10

4

44

Army

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Total fitted

Mk7

1

47

21

4

1

74

Mk91

24

1 24 Lynx Mk9 helicopters entered service in 1991/92 with CVRs already fitted at initial build