HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 c88W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Tucano to be in service with the Royal Air Force as its basic trainer; what was the date originally planned; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

[pursuant to his reply, 4 December 1986]: Shorts advises that delivery of the first Tucano aircraft to the Royal Air Force will be in the spring of 1987. This represents a few months' slippage in the date originally planned.

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