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Civil Aviation (Br Abazon Aircraft)

Volume 463: debated on Monday 21 March 1949

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation how many airfields have runways sufficiently large to enable them to be used by the Brabazon aircraft.

The aerodrome requirements cannot be accurately assessed until the aircraft has been flight tested, but according to present estimates of the performance of the turbine-propeller version, there are many aerodromes in various parts of the world with runways of sufficient length, though the bearing strength of runways may also be a limiting factor. However, the aircraft is designed for use on the London—New York route, with its high density of traffic.