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Military Aircraft: Helicopters

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest estimate is of the average operating cost per flight hour of a Sea King helicopter. (309664)

The average operating cost per flying hour of a Sea King helicopter in FY 2009-10 is approximately £14,000. This includes forward and depth servicing, fuel costs, crew costs, training costs and the cost of capital charge and depreciation.