• Short Summary

    A NEW FACTORY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AIRCRAFT JET ENGINES WAS INAUGURATED AT BET SHEMESH, IN THE JUDEAN HILLS OF ISRAEL, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

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    A NEW FACTORY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AIRCRAFT JET ENGINES WAS INAUGURATED AT BET SHEMESH, IN THE JUDEAN HILLS OF ISRAEL, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE FACTORY WAS OPENED IN THE PRESENCE OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER LEVI ESHKOL.

    THE NEW FACTORY WILL START BY MAKING ENGINE PARTS AND WILL LATER MAKE COMPLETE ENGINES FOR JET COMMANDER AND ARAVA AIRCRAFT. SO FAR 120 WORKERS ARE EMPLOYED AT THE FACTORY, AND WHEN PRODUCTION IS AT FULL STRENGTH THE WORK FORCE IS EXPECTED TO BE 400.

    M. JOSEPH SHIDLOWSKY, OWNER OF THE FRENCH TURBOMECA PLANT AND CO-FOUNDER WITH THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT OF BET SHEMESH PLANT, WELCOMED PRIME MINISTER ESHKOL TO THE CEREMONIES YESTERDAY. ALSO PRESENT WERE M. BOURGES-MANOURY, A FORMER FRENCH PREMIER, M. MARCEL CHASSANY, PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, AND GENERAL DIOMENE CATROUX, PRESIDENT OF THE METRA FACTORY, WHICH PRODUCES ANTI-AIRCRAFT ROCKETS FOR MIRAGE JETS.

    MR. ESHKOL CUT A TAPE AND OFFICIALLY DECLARED THE FACTORY OPERATIONAL. TIGHT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS HAD BEEN TAKEN FOR THE CEREMONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAANJESKUH8C7JQB5QRUEQ5GNH2
    Media URN:
    VLVAANJESKUH8C7JQB5QRUEQ5GNH2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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