• Short Summary

    VC TO JET LINERS -- WHICH BOAC (BRITISH OVERSEAS AIRWAYS CORPORATION) HOPE WILL BE WORLD BEATERS IN BOTH LONG DISTANCE FREIGHT AND PASSENGER MARKETS -- WILL BE COMING INTO SERVICE IN APRIL.

  • Description

    VC TO JET LINERS -- WHICH BOAC (BRITISH OVERSEAS AIRWAYS CORPORATION) HOPE WILL BE WORLD BEATERS IN BOTH LONG DISTANCE FREIGHT AND PASSENGER MARKETS -- WILL BE COMING INTO SERVICE IN APRIL. DURING THE PAST MONTHS, EXTENSIVE ROUTE-PROVING TRIALS HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT WITH THIS GIANT, WHICH PACKS FOUR OF THE MOST POWERFUL JET ENGINES IN THE WORLD.

    TODAY (SUNDAY), THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF STATE-OWNED BOAC, SIR GILES GUTHRIE FLEW IN ONE OF THE CORPORATION'S VC 10'S ON A TRAINING FLIGHT FROM LONDON AIRPORT TO SHANNON IN EIRE. FOR PART OF THE FLIGHT HE TOOK OVER THE CONTROLS HIMSELF.

    BOAC HAVE TWO VC 10'S BASED AT SHANNON, WHERE PILOTS AND ENGINEERS SPEND ABOUT TEN DAYS LEARNING HOW TO HANDLE THE WORLD'S NEWEST AND MOST POWERFUL LONG RANGE JET LINER.

    ALREADY A MORE POWERFUL AND LARGER VERSION OF THE VC 10 IS COMING OFF THE PRODUCTION LINES AND WILL BE IN COMMERCIAL OPERATION EARLY IN 1965. BOAC HAVE INVESTED GBP150 MILLION IN 12 OF THE STANDARD VERSION AND 30 SUPER VC 10'S.

    IN APRIL THEY GO INTO SERVICE ON ROUTES TO WEST AFRICA, FOLLOWED SOON AFTER BY SERVICES TO EAST, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA, INDIA, PAKISTAN AND ADEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9QHSSX7BB1CZYMDPS1OF91LWM
    Media URN:
    VLVA9QHSSX7BB1CZYMDPS1OF91LWM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1964
    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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