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Latest update: March 2019
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Aircraft Aircraft type Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
F-4 Phantom F-4J(UK) 15       15 0 2 14   1     0
  Phantom FG1 51       51 0 14 37         0
  Phantom FGR2 118       118 0 34 84         0
F-35 F-35B 18   120   17 1             17
EF-2000 EF-2000 1       1 0   1         0
  EF-2000(T) 1       1 0   1         0
  Typhoon FGR4 139       133 6 1 16         116
  Typhoon T3 22       22 0   13         9
Hunter Hunter T8C 1       1 0     1       0
  Hunter F.6A 1       1 0     1       0
Jaguar Jaguar B 1       1 0   1         0
  Jaguar S 2       2 0 1 1         0
  Jaguar GR1mod 1       1 0   1         0
  Jaguar GR1 87       87 0 38 46 3       0
  Jaguar GR3A 45       45 0   45         0
  Jaguar GR1A 25       25 0 13 11 1       0
  Jaguar GR1B 2       2 0 1 1         0
  Jaguar GR1 ACT 1       1 0   1         0
  Jaguar GR3 4       4 0 2 2         0
  Jaguar T2 13       13 0 10 3         0
  Jaguar T2A 13       13 0 2 10 1       0
  Jaguar T4 11       11 0   11         0
  Jaguar T2B 1       1 0 1           0
Tornado Tornado 7       7 0 1 6         0
  Tornado F2 20       20 0   20         0
  Tornado F2A 1       1 0   1         0
  Tornado F3 152       152 0 14 138     24 24 0
  Tornado GR1 78       78 0 39 39         0
  Tornado GR1A 5       5 0 4 1         0
  Tornado GR4 120       120 0 7 113         0
  Tornado GR4A 25       25 0 2 23         0
AV-8 Harrier 1       1 0   1         0
  Harrier GR.1 15       15 0 9 6         0
  Harrier GR.1A 5       5 0 5           0
  Harrier GR.3 104       104 0 43 61         0
  Harrier GR.5 5       5 0 3 2         0
  Harrier GR.50 1       1 0     1       0
  Harrier GR.7 22       22 0 17 5         0
  Harrier GR.7A 8       8 0   8         0
  Harrier GR.9 39       39 0 1 38         0
  Harrier GR.9A 22       22 0   22         0
  Harrier Mk50 12       12 0     12       0
  Harrier T.10 4       4 0 1 3         0
  Harrier T.12 7       7 0   7         0
  Harrier T.12A 2       2 0   2         0
  Harrier T.2 2       2 0 2           0
  Harrier T.4 10       10 0 3 6 1       0
  Harrier T.4A 7       7 0 1 5 1       0
  Harrier T.4A(VAAC) 1       1 0   1         0
  Harrier T.4N 4       4 0 2 2         0
  Harrier T.52 1       1 0   1         0
  Harrier T.8 7       7 0 2 5         0
  Sea Harrier F/A.2 53       53 0 4 48 1       0
  Sea Harrier FRS.1 22       22 0 21 1         0
Hurricane Hurricane IIc 2       2 0             2
Spitfire Spitfire IIa 1       1 0             1
  Spitfire LF.IX 1       1 0             1
  Spitfire LF.XVI 1       1 0             1
  Spitfire PR.XIX 2       2 0             2
  Spitfire Vb 1       1 0             1
Lancaster Lancaster I 1       1 0             1
A330MRTT Voyager KC2 7       7 0           3 4
  Voyager KC3 7       7 0             7
A400M Atlas C1 22       20 2             20
BAC111 BAC111-201AC 1       1 0   1         0
  BAC111-402AP 1       1 0   1         0
  BAC111-479FU 2       2 0   2         0
  BAC111-539GL 1       1 0   1         0
BAe-146 BAe146 C3 2         2       2     2
  BAe146 CC1 2       2 0     2       0
  BAe146 CC2 3       3 0     1       2
  BAe146-RJ100 1         1       1     1
  BAe146-RJ70 1         1       1     1
Beech B200 Beech B200 8       8 0     8       0
  Beech B200GT 3       3 0     3       0
Beech 350 Avenger T1 4       4 0             4
  Shadow R1 3       3 0             3
  Shadow R1A 2       2 0             2
BN-2 Defender AL1 3       3 0             3
  Defender AL2 5       5 0             5
  Defender T3 1       1 0             1
  Islander AL1 7       7 0   4         3
  Islander CC2 2       2 0             2
  Islander CC2A 1       1 0     1       0
  BN-2T(ASTOR) 1       1 0     1       0
C-17 C-17A 8       8 0             8
C-47 Dakota III 1       1 0             1
C-130 Hercules C1 30       30 0 8 16 6       0
  Hercules C1K 5       5 0   3 2       0
  Hercules C3 23       23 0   21 2       0
  Hercules C3A 6       6 0 1 5         0
  Hercules C3P 1       1 0 1           0
  Hercules C4 14       14 0 2           12
  Hercules C5 10       10 0   6         4
  Hercules C6 1       1 0             1
  Hercules W2 1       1 0   1         0
C-135 RC-135V           0       3     3
Global Express Sentinel R1 5       5 0   1         4
E-3 Sentry AEW1 7       7 0   1         6
E-7 E-7A     6     0             0
  E-7 5         5             0
P-8 Poseidon MRA.1 9         9             0
Alpha Jet Alpha Jet           0   8   8     0
  Alpha Jet A           0   4   4     0
EMB-312 Tucano T.1 130       130 0 3 61 26       40
Grob 109 Vigilant T1 66       66 0   66         0
Grob G 115 Tutor T1 122       122 0 3   28       91
Grob 120TP Prefect T1 23       23 0             23
Hawk Hawk 100 1       1 0             1
  Hawk T1 62       62 0 23 25         14
  Hawk T1 ASTRA 1       1 0             1
  Hawk T1A 89       89 0 17 28         44
  Hawk T1W 24       24 0 3 18         3
  Hawk T2 28       28 0             28
Phenom 100 Phenom 100 5       5 0             5
T-6 Texan II 10       10 0             10
Viking Viking TX1 100       100 0 10 53 6       31
Chipmunk Chipmunk T10 2       2 0             2
AW101 EH-101 6       6 0 1 4 1       0
  Merlin HC.3A           0       6     6
  Merlin HC3 10       10 0 1 2         7
  Merlin HC3i 7       7 0             7
  Merlin HC4 5       5 0             5
  Merlin HM1 14       14 0 2 12         0
  Merlin HM2 30       30 0             30
A109 AW-109SP           0       1     1
  A109E 6       6 0     2   1 1 4
  A109A 4       4 0             4
AW139 AW139 3       3 0     2       1
AW159 Wildcat AH1 36       36 0   1         35
  Wildcat HMA2 29       29 0   1         28
AS350 Squirrel HT1 28       28 0 3 20 5       0
  Squirrel HT2 12       12 0   9 3       0
H135 Juno HT1 29       23 6             23
H145 Jupiter HT1 3       3 0             3
AS365 AS365N2 2       2 0             2
  AS365N3 6       6 0             6
Bell 212 Bell 212 AH1 5       5 0 1           4
  Bell 212 AH2 3       3 0     3       0
  Bell 212 AH3 1       1 0             1
Bell 412 Griffin HAR2 4       4 0   1         3
  Griffin HT1 11       11 0 1 1 9       0
H-3 Sea King 43B 2       2 0     2       0
  Sea King ASaC7 15       15 0 2 13         0
  Sea King HAR.3 19       19 0   19         0
  Sea King HAR.3A 6       6 0   1 5       0
  Sea King HAS.1 10       10 0 8 2         0
  Sea King HAS.2 2       2 0 2           0
  Sea King HAS.2A 1       1 0 1           0
  Sea King HAS.5 16       16 0 12 3 1       0
  Sea King HAS.5mod 1       1 0   1         0
  Sea King HAS.6 43       43 0 2 38 3       0
  Sea King HC.4 18       18 0 3 14 1       0
  Sea King HC.4+ 23       23 0   19 4       0
  Sea King HC.6CR 5       5 0   5         0
  Sea King HU.5 17       17 0   17         0
  Sea King HU.6 2       2 0   2         0
  Sea King Mk..4 1       1 0 1           0
  Sea King Mk..4X 1       1 0   1         0
  Sea King Mk.42B 1       1 0 1           0
  Sea King Mk.43B 1       1 0     1       0
  Sea King Mk.45A 1       1 0     1       0
CH-47 CH-47A           0   1   1     0
  CH-47B           0   1   1     0
  CH-47C           0   1   1     0
  Chinook HC1 9       9 0 8 1         0
  Chinook HC2 3       3 0 3           0
  Chinook HC3 1       1 0             1
  Chinook HC4 24       24 0             24
  Chinook HC5 7       7 0             7
  Chinook HC6 14       14 0             14
  Chinook HC6A 14       14 0   1         13
S-70 WS-70 1       1 0     1       0
AH-64 Apache AH1 67       67 0 1 16         50
Lynx Lynx 4       4 0   4         0
  Lynx AH.1 8       8 0 5 3         0
  Lynx AH.5 1       1 0   1         0
  Lynx AH.7 110       110 0 11 99         0
  Lynx AH.7/9 1       1 0   1         0
  Lynx AH.7mod 1       1 0   1         0
  Lynx AH.9 2       2 0 1 1         0
  Lynx AH.9A 22       22 0 1 21         0
  Lynx HAS.2 10       10 0 6 4         0
  Lynx HAS.3 1       1 0   1         0
  Lynx HAS.3GM 2       2 0 2           0
  Lynx HAS.3S 16       16 0 1 15         0
  Lynx HAS.3S(ICE) 4       4 0 1 3         0
  Lynx HAS.3SGM 17       17 0 3 14         0
  Lynx HMA8 5       5 0 1 4         0
  Lynx HMA8DSP 1       1 0 1           0
  Lynx HMA8SRU 33       33 0   33         0
  Lynx Mk.3 1       1 0   1         0
  Lynx Mk.800 2       2 0   2         0
  Lynx Mk7 1       1 0   1         0
  Lynx WG.13 5       5 0   5         0
Mi-17 Mi-17           0     2 2     0
SA.330 Puma HC1 28       28 0 14 15   1     0
  Puma HC2 20       20 0 1 2   4     21
SA.341 SA.341           0   1   1     0
SA.342 Gazelle 1       1 0   1         0
  Gazelle AH.1 212       212 0 41 123 20       28
  Gazelle HT.2 40       40 0 9 9 21       1
  Gazelle HT.3 30       30 0 4 8 17       1
MQ-9 MQ-9A 14       14 0 2           12
Total   3.394   126   3.361 33 528 1.770 213 38 25 28 885
 
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Aircraft currently in service and procurements

F-35B Lightning II
 
 

On Wednesday June 6, 2018 the first four F-35Bs assigned to 617 squadron 'Dambusters' arrived at RAF Marham. They were flown from MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina were pilot training is embedded within the USMC VMFAT-501.
Prior to the arrival at RAF Marham 15 F-35Bs were delivered to the combined RAF/RN force with three assigned to 17 squadron embedded with USAF 461st FLTS based at Edwards AFB, California and 12 assigned to 617 squadron.
207 squadron will be activated in 2019 as the F-35B Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) and also be based at RAF Marham.



Tornado
Tornado GR.4 taking part at Frisian Flag 2017.  Leeuwarden AB March 23, 2017.

The last operational Tornadoes will be withdrawn from service in 2019. Only IX (B) squadron and 31 squadron remain operational on the fighter after 12 squadron was deactivated during the first half of 2018. All three squadrons will be reformed with IX (B) and 12 squadrons to convert to the Typhoon and 12 squadron to the RQ-9B Protector.

Hercules C.4 (C.5)
Hercules C.4 at Schiphol May 19, 2013.

The Hercules C.4 fleet (C-130J.30) will receive a new centre-wing box. 14 aircraft - all C.4s - were to remain in service however one was lost in an accident. The Hercules C.5 (C-130J) are to be withdrawn from use and offered for sale. Four have been sold. One should be retained and also receive a new cente-wing box to keep the fleet at the planned 14 aircraft.

Apache AH.1 
 
Apache display at RIAT 2014. 

Apache AH1:

38 of the current 66 Apache AH1s will be upgraded to the AH-64E standard. Boeing was awarded the contract on May 11, 2017.