Military Aircraft

Defence written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The RC-135 does have single skin fuel lines but, in the case of the air-to-air refuelling and fuel dump systems, these have been modified by the United States Air Force (USAF) to incorporate shrouding and venting of the couplings. The modified system is being thoroughly assessed as part of the development of the aircraft safety case.

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