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Defence

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

Air Force: Manpower

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) required and (b) actual number of pilots for each aircraft type in the RAF is.

[Official Report, 15 June 2009, Vol. 494, c. 2W.]

Letter of correction from Bill Rammell:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Woodspring (Dr. Fox) on 15 June 2009. Unfortunately, an arithmetical error was made calculating the total number of pilots required. All other figures used in the table are correct as originally recorded.

The correct answer should have been: (279958)

The information is provided in the following table:

Aircraft type

Required

Actual

C130J

133

130

C130K

73

79

VC10

64

51

TriStar

48

46

C17A

53

46

HS125

17

16

BAe146

10

7

GR4

134

129

Typhoon

60

68

F3

23

30

Harrier

48

48

Nimrod MR2

58

46

Nimrod R1

10

10

Sentinel R1

21

14

E3D

32

28

KingAir

32

27

Dominie

15

9

Tutor

31

46

Tucano

50

47

Hawk

97

84

Puma

96

85

Chinook

101

93

Merlin

75

64

Squirrel

18

16

SeaKing

89

74

Griffin

22

23

Augusta 109

5

5

Predator

8

8

Reaper

14

11

Islander

7

7

Total

1,444

1,347