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York Aircraft (Disposal)

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1949

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation how many York aircraft have been disposed of by his Department; how much these aircraft cost each; and at what price they were resold.

Thirty-seven York aircraft have been disposed of by my Department. The average cost of these aircraft was approximately £50,000 each. Twenty-five of these aircraft were sold to B.O.A.C. under the terms of the global settlement for equipment they had received without charge during the war period when their services were operated to the directions of the Secretary of State for Air. Under this settlement the Yorks were valued at £17,400, being the annual value for the two years for which they were expected to be of further commercial use. The remaining 12 aircraft were sold to B.S.A.A. at £17,500 each.