To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Answer of 7 June 2021 to Question 7751 on RAF Lossiemouth: Maritime Patrol Aircraft, on what date that Post-Flight Rinse Facility was introduced; at what cost that Facility was introduced; under what contract that Facility operates; whether that Facility is a fixed facility; and how often P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft have been washed at that Facility in the last twelve months.
10 June 2021
The Post-Flight Rinse Facility (PFRF) at RAF Lossiemouth was built by Volker Fitzpatrick and their sub-contractor Interclean under the Airfield Operational Surfaces project at a cost of some £2.8 million (excluding VAT) and is maintained under contract by Amey.
It is a fixed facility set into the aircraft servicing pan and was first used on 25 February 2021. Rinsing the aircraft at the PFRF after the day's final flight is a routine activity and is not separately logged.