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A310 Airbus

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry which British companies are participating in the manufacture of the A310 airbus in addition to Rolls-Royce and British Aerospace.

British Aerospace, as a partner of Airbus Industrie, will manufacture the wings for the A310. Rolls-Royce is still examining the feasibility of installing the RB 211 engine on the Airbus. These companies apart, the following are the main United Kingdom companies participating as contractors or main subcontractors in the manufacture of the A310 Airbus; Smith Industries Aerospace and Defence Systems Company, Dowty Rotol Ltd., Marconi Avionics Ltd., Lucas Aerospace Ltd., Rosemount Engineering Ltd.