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RAF: Transport

Volume 703: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What transport aircraft for troop movements are currently on order by the Ministry of Defence; and what are the make, cost, and anticipated delivery date of each. [HL4687]

The information is as follows:

Aircraft

Contractor

No

Forecast Cost

Date

A400M

Airbus Military Sociedad Limitada

25

£2.63 billion

2011 (Note 1)

Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (Airbus A330- 200 derivative) (Note 2)

AirTanker Ltd

14

£ 13 billion (Note 3)

2011 (Note 4)

Notes:

1. In Service Date based on acceptance into service of the seventh aircraft.

2. Will provide both a replacement air-to-air refuelling and strategic air transport capability.

3. Represents the current estimated whole cost of providing this capability throughout the life of the FSTA programme.

4. Planned date for introduction to service of first FSTA tanker aircraft.