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Costs of Operating Super Hornet

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Dear Department of Defence,

I am requesting information about the Costs of Operating the F/A-18F & EA-18G Super Hornets in RAAF service.

Information such as:
- Hourly operating costs of beforementioned aircraft
- Maintenance hours per flight hour of beforementioned aircraft

Reports about the following would also be greatly appreciated if available:
- 2019 Estimated and Actual Costs
- 2020 Estimated and Actual Costs
- 2021 Estimated Costs

Yours faithfully,

Brayden Pearce

FOI, Department of Defence

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OFFICIAL

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OFFICIAL

Good afternoon

 

The present statutory deadline for you to receive a response to your
request is 15 April 2021.

 

Due to some unexpected staff shortages, our office is seeking your
agreement to a 30 day extension of the statutory deadline under
section 15AA [extension with agreement] of the FOI Act. We will endeavour
to process your request as soon as we can.

 

Should you agree, the statutory deadline for you to receive a response to
your request will expire on 12 May 2021.

 

Please confirm via return email, your agreement to this extension of time
by close of business Tuesday 14 April 2021.

 

I am the Case Manager for your request and will be in contact with you as
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I acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, and recognise their continuing
connection to traditional lands and waters and pay my respects to their
Elders both past and present.

I also pay respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and
women who have contributed to the defence of Australia in times of peace
and war.

 

IMPORTANT: This email remains the property of the Department of Defence.
Unauthorised communication and dealing with the information in the email
may be a serious criminal offence. If you have received this email in
error, you are requested to contact the sender and delete the email
immediately.

 

 

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Dear FOI Case Management,

Re: 30 day extension of the statutory deadline

I approve the extension, which will move the statutory deadline from the 15 April 2021, to the 12 May 2021.

Yours sincerely,
Brayden Pearce

FOI Case Management, Department of Defence

OFFICIAL

Dear Brayden

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) to the following documents:

 

‘I am requesting information about the Costs of Operating the F/A-18F &
EA-18G Super Hornets in RAAF service.

 

Information such as:

- Hourly operating costs of aforementioned [sic] aircraft

- Maintenance hours per flight hour of aforementioned [sic] aircraft

 

Reports about the following would also be greatly appreciated if
available:

- 2019 Estimated and Actual Costs

- 2020 Estimated and Actual Costs

- 2021 Estimated Costs’.

 

The Department of Defence (Defence) has conducted searches for documents
within the scope of this request and revealed all the information subject
to this request is publically available. Relevant documents can be located
at the following links:

 

Flying Hours and Budget information:

·         Defence Annual Reports -
[1]https://www.defence.gov.au/annualreports/

·         Portfolio Budget Statements -
[2]https://www.defence.gov.au/Budget/PBS.asp

·         Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements -
[3]https://www.defence.gov.au/Budget/PAES.asp

Estimated and actual annual budget information:

·         2018-2019 Defence Annual Report: [4]Web Table D.1 - Top 30
sustainment products by expenditure, 2018-19 (defence.gov.au)

·         2019-2020 Defence Annual Report: [5]Web Table D.1 - Top 30
sustainment products by expenditure in 2019-20 (defence.gov.au)

·         2020-2021 Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements: [6]Appendix
c: top 30 capability sustainment products approved projects

 

As all the information within Defence’s possession is publically available
your FOI request is now considered withdrawn.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Case Management

Department of Defence

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