Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (142)

Clare Daly


142. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the figures for Air Corps spending on aircraft maintenance overseas in 2018, in tabular form. [5474/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The Air Corps operate a fleet of fixed and rotary wing aircraft which provide military support to the Army and Naval Service, together with support for non-military air services such as Garda air support, air ambulance, fisheries protection and the Ministerial Air Transport Service.

As the Deputy will appreciate, all aircraft must undergo regular maintenance and scheduled overhauls to ensure that they are fully airworthy and meet the certification standards laid down for the aviation industry.

The total amount expended on overseas aircraft maintenance in 2018 is set out in the following table.