To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the existing MoD or private sites with helicopter simulation facilities are; which services use such sites; and what the annual operating cost of each such site is.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
14 January 2015
A list of those Ministry of Defence establishments at which helicopter flight simulators are based is provided below. For the purposes of this answer, I have interpreted helicopter simulation facilities to mean only full-motion flight simulators.
In addition to helicopter simulation, each establishment undertakes a range of defence activities and the full annual operating cost of each establishment could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Name of Establishment
MOD Boscombe Down1
Empire Test Pilots School
Army Aviation Centre - Middle Wallop
Royal Air Force
Royal Navy and Army
1 - A generic flight simulator that can be configured to represent a helicopter.