• Short Summary

    THE IMPOSING CARAVELLE R ELEVEN AIRLINER - MOST RECENT ACQUISITION OF AIR CONGO - WAS LAST WEEK OFFICIALLY NAMED AND PRESENTED AT CONGO KINSHASA'S NDJILI AIRPORT.

  • Description

    THE IMPOSING CARAVELLE R ELEVEN AIRLINER - MOST RECENT ACQUISITION OF AIR CONGO - WAS LAST WEEK OFFICIALLY NAMED AND PRESENTED AT CONGO KINSHASA'S NDJILI AIRPORT. ITS NAME? THE 'LUBUMBASHI'.

    AMONG THE OFFICIALS GATHERED TO GIVE THE PLANE ITS FIRST PUBLIC AIRING IN KINSHASA WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL AIRLINE COMPANY, M. SANGARA, THE FRENCH CHARGE D'AFFAIRES, M. TOUZZE, AND THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT, M. MENDAKA. M. MENDAKA'S UNVEILING OF THE AIRCRAFT'S NAME RECEIVED ENTHUSIASTIC APPLAUSE FROM THE VIP'S AND ONLOOKERS.

    THEN THE GUESTS HAD TIME AND OPPORTUNITY TO ADMIRE THIS LATEST PRODUCT OF THE FRENCH AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, DELIVERED TO AIR CONGO IN TOULOUSE ON 21ST NOVEMBER. IT HAD TRAVELLED TO KINSHASA VIA LAS PALMAS AND DAKAR. THE INAUGURAL FLIGHT DEMONSTRATED THE SWIFTNESS OF TAKEOFF, THE SPEED AND THE COMFORT OF THIS NEW AIR CONGO AIRCRAFT, WHICH TAKES ITS PLACE OF HONOUR ALONGSIDE AIR CONGO'S OTHER JETS.

    THE AIR CONGO CARAVELLE IS CAPABLE OF CARRYING 80 PASSENGERS, OR AFTER RAPID CONVERSION, TO CARRY 60 PASSENGERS AND THREE TONS OF FREIGHT. A SECOND CARAVELLE WILL GO INTO SERVICE IN LATE 1968.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAU8ZW95RJZ8QM7BCPNFAFT6SE
    Media URN:
    VLVAAU8ZW95RJZ8QM7BCPNFAFT6SE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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