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Bristol Britannias (Boac Orders)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation on what date it was first agreed that British Over- seas Airways Corporation should purchase Bristol Britannia aircraft; what was the delivery date then promised; and what is now the expected date of delivery for the Britannia 100 and 300LR, respectively.

Permission was given to the British Overseas Airways Corporation to order Bristol Britannia aircraft in June, 1949. It would not be right for me to disclose delivery dates which are a matter of arrangement between the manufacturer and the purchaser of aircraft.