Military Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to running Royal Air Force transport aircraft with civilian personnel, similar to the operation of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary for the Royal Navy; and what cost savings they estimate would be made.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

Although the Ministry of Defence routinely makes use of contractor and civil aviation aircraft for transportation purposes, there are no plans to establish a permanent uniformed organisation equivalent to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

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