HL Deb 26 June 2000 vol 614 c51WA
Baroness Park of Monmouth

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Since the flight trials for the cockpit voice and flight data recorders to be fitted to the Royal Air Force Chinook mark 2/2A fleet were completed in February, how many of the aircraft in the Chinook Mark 2/2A fleet are now equipped with these systems. [HL2787]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders have now been fitted to four of the RAF Chinook Mark 2/2a Fleet as part of the Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) programme. This reflects the six-week period required to fit and test each aircraft.