To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to upgrade the existing runway and install new Arrestor Beds to comply with military aeronautical authority regulations at RAF Northolt; and if he will make a statement.
21 January 2019
A contract was awarded in October 2018 to refurbish the existing runway and install new arrestor beds at RAF Northolt. Construction works will commence in spring this year and will be completed in autumn. The airfield will be closed during this period to fixed wing aircraft, though rotary operations will continue.
During the project's design process, full account is being taken of the Military Aviation Authority's regulations. Once the works are complete, full details will be published in Aeronautical publications and the Defence Aerodrome Manual.