• Short Summary

    A GBP30 MILLION BOOST FOR BRITAIN'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY. IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY), BRITISH EUROPEAN AIRWAYS?

  • Description

    A GBP30 MILLION BOOST FOR BRITAIN'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY. IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY), BRITISH EUROPEAN AIRWAYS ARE DUE TO SIGN AN ORDER FOR 15 NEW TRIDENT JETS.

    THE NEW TRIDENT, KNOWN AS THE 2-E, IS A BIGGER VERSION OF THE PRESENT MODEL IN SERVICE WITH B.E.A. IT HAS 25 PER CENT MORE POWER, A RANGE OF 2,400 MILES AGAINST 1,000 MILES, AND CAN CARRY 94 PASSENGERS, SIX EXTRA THAN AT PRESENT.

    THE ORDER, WHICH GOES TO HAWKER SIDDELEY, COMES AFTER STIFF COMPETITION FROM THE AMERICAN BOEING 727, A SIMILAR BUT SLIGHTLY MORE ECONOMICAL JET.

    DELIVERY IS DUE TO BEGIN IN 1968.

    (THE SIGNING IS DUE TO TAKE PLACE AT THE CAFE ROYAL AT 11 A.M.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA590AXIEGX236MZJ0MW6N6JN8X
    Media URN:
    VLVA590AXIEGX236MZJ0MW6N6JN8X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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