• Short Summary

    THE FIRST OF TWO HAWKER SIDDELEY TRIDENT IE AIRCRAFT, ORDERED FOR KUWAIT AIRWAYS, WAS DELIVERED TODAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    THE FIRST OF TWO HAWKER SIDDELEY TRIDENT IE AIRCRAFT, ORDERED FOR KUWAIT AIRWAYS, WAS DELIVERED TODAY (FRIDAY).

    THE AIRCRAFT, THREE ENGINED SHORT MEDIUM RANGE JET AIRLINERS, HAVE ACCOMMODATION FOR 127 PASSENGERS.

    THE AIRCRAFT HAS A CRUISING SPEED OF 579 M.P.H. (932KM.P.H.) AND A RANGE OF 2,555 MILES (4,108 KM).

    THE TRIDENT IE IS FITTED WITH ROLLS ROYCE ENGINES, EACH DEVELOPING THRUST OF 11,400 LBS (5,170 KG).

    THE AIRCRAFT ARE EQUIPPED WITH WEATHER RADAR EQUIPMENT, RADIO ALTIMETRES FOR AUTOMATIC LANDING AND OTHER MODERN NAVIGATIONAL AIDS.

    AMONG THE OFFICIALS AT TODAY'S HANDING OVER WERE THE KUWAIT AMBASSADOR IN LONDON SHEIKH SALEM SABAH AL SALEM AL SABAH AND THE CHAIRMAN OF KUWAIT AIRWAYS, MR. FAISAL AL FULAIJ. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FORMALLY HANDED OVER BY AIR COMMODORE F. BANKS, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF HAWKER SIDDELEY AVIATION LIMITED.

    THE SECOND TRIDENT ORDERED FOR KUWAIT AIRWAYS WILL BE DELIVERED IN MAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAF7UCIDGM6RKLNQG5FN14UGG6
    Media URN:
    VLVAAF7UCIDGM6RKLNQG5FN14UGG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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