Skip to main content

Aviation: Licences

Volume 702: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many pilots in the United Kingdom have been issued with a licence (type rating) to fly BAe 146 or Boeing 757 aircraft in the past 30 years; and of these, how many are currently flying. [HL4086]

In the past 30 years the Civil Aviation Authority has issued:

BAe 146/AVRO RJ series combined type ratings—2,055 pilots; and

Boeing 757/767 combined type ratings—5,439 pilots.

We do not have figures on how many of these pilots are in current flying practice on these aircraft or still flying; over a 30-year period it would be reasonable to expect that many will have retired, or be flying different types of aircraft.