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British Airways

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on the future aircraft purchasing policy of British Airways, in the context of safeguarding the future of the British aerospace industry.

British Airways' policy on aircraft purchases is to apply commercial criteria in considering fleet replacements in order to select the aircraft which best meet the airline's requirements. Government approval is required for all British Airways' aircraft acquisitions and, in reaching decisions I take into account all relevant factors, including the interests of the British aerospace industry.