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    The French prototype of the concorde, 001, and other new French civil aircraft were on show yesterday at the Toulouse base of the Societe Nationals Industrielle Aerospatiale - the successor to Sud Aviation and other French aircraft manufactures.

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    The French prototype of the concorde, 001, and other new French civil aircraft were on show yesterday at the Toulouse base of the Societe Nationals Industrielle Aerospatiale - the successor to Sud Aviation and other French aircraft manufactures.

    The French prototype Concorde, like the British, 002, has just been fitted with a more powerful type of Roll Royce Olympus engines, which develop greater thrust. Modifications have also been made to the engine air intakes since its last test flights. The British Concorde is now in the course of a further series of flight tests, and the French model soon will be.

    The French Minister of Equipment, Monsieur Bettancourt, went to Toulouse to see the aircraft. The President of Sud Aviation M. Ziegler was with him, and the chief test pilot, M. Andre Turcat explained the modifications.

    A number of aircraft took the opportunity of the presence of distinguished visitors to stage a small demonstration in support of their demands for higher pay.

    Another new aircraft, that was rolled out for the first time at Toulouse yesterday, is the Caravelle 12. This is the latest in the highly successful Caravelle series manufactured by Sud Aviation, which went into production at the end of 1968. It can carry up to 128 tourist-class passengers, and is expected to go into service first with Sterling Airways of Denmark about the middle of next year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5E3NBB28D9JKL7SPFRU4DDO6
    Media URN:
    VLVA5E3NBB28D9JKL7SPFRU4DDO6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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