The runways at RAF Lossiemouth will be resurfaced following the award of a £75 million contract to VolkerFitzpatrick by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).
This work will prepare the Moray base for the arrival of nine P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft, the first of which is expected to arrive in the UK in 2020.
Home to four fast-jet squadrons flying the Typhoon, it has been some time since RAF Lossiemouth has regularly operated a larger aircraft such as the P-8A Poseidon.
Resurfacing works are one of many improvements being made, future-proofing the Moray base for years to come.
Other improvements include accommodation for personnel, a new Air Traffic Control Tower, upgrades to drainage and electrical supplies, and upgraded facilities for IX (Bomber) Squadron which moved to RAF Lossiemouth this year.
It is anticipated that the resurfacing work will be completed by Spring 2021. While these improvements are underway, aircraft and crews will continue to operate from RAF Lossiemouth. There will be a short period of relocation while the runway intersection is completed.
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Group Captain Simon Strasdin, director of the Lossiemouth Development Programme
The runways at RAF Lossiemouth will be resurfaced following the award of a £75 million contract to VolkerFitzpatrick by...
Work to resurface the runways at RAF Lossiemouth has reached a major milestone with the return of aircraft to the Moray station.