Nicholas Soames – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Defence

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Nicholas Soames on 2014-06-04.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the through life cost is for each of the 14 Voyager aircraft.

Mr Philip Dunne

We do not possess through life cost information for individual aircraft in the Voyager fleet. Under the Voyager PFI solution the MoD is not buying aircraft but a 27 year integrated Air Transport and Air to Air Refuelling service which is underpinned by the provision of 14 aircraft, the infrastructure, personnel, training and training school (including a full mission simulator), aircraft maintenance and engineering, spares, despatch and ground support. The outturn value of the contract is £10.5 billion over 27 years, excluding fuel and other associated usage costs.