• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S AVIATION MINISTER, MR. ROY JENKINS, MADE HIS FIRST ON-THE-SPOT INVESTIGATION OF THE ANGLO-FRENCH SUPERSONIC?

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    GV HANGERS
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    GV INT. HANGER MOCK-UP OF THE CONCORD
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    SV TILT UP MR. JENKINS ARRIVES
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    GV MR. JENKINS ENTERS FUSELAGE OF CONCORD
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    SLV JENKINS IN THE COCKPIT
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    GV SCREEN RISES OVER TWO FRONT WINDOWS
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    SV PAN MR. JENKINS LEAVES
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    GV PAN MR. JENKINS DRIVES OFF IN CAR
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    Background: BRITAIN'S AVIATION MINISTER, MR. ROY JENKINS, MADE HIS FIRST ON-THE-SPOT INVESTIGATION OF THE ANGLO-FRENCH SUPERSONIC CONCORD AIRLINER TODAY (FRIDAY).

    HE FLEW TO BRISTOL AND VISITED THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORTATION'S PLANT WHERE A WOODEN MOCK-UP OF THE 1,400 MILE-AN-HOUR (2250 KPH) JET HAS BEEN BUILT. IN THE PILOT'S CABIN HE SAW THE COMPLEX CONTROLS THAT WILL GOVERN THE AIRLINERS OF THE FUTURE AND THEN WENT INTO THE BODY OF THE PLANE WHICH WILL SEAT AS MANY AS 150 PASSENGERS.

    LATER HE VISITED THE NEARBY BRISTOL SIDDELEY ENGINES FACTORY FOR DISCUSSION ON THE OLYMPUS 593 ENGINE WHICH IS BEING TESTED FOR THE AIRLINER.

    AFTERWARDS HE MET UNION REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FACTORY WORKERS AT BRISTOL. THE TRADE UNION LEADERS, WHO HAVE RECENTLY BEEN MEETING THEIR FRENCH COUNTERPARTS, ARE SEEKING ASSURANCES THAT THE 25,000 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE CONCORD PROJECT IN BRITAIN ALONE, WILL NOT BE THROWN OUT OF WORK.

    MR. JENKINS TOLD THE UNION LEADERS THAT THE PROJECT WAS STILL UNDER REVIEW. THE REVIEW FOLLOWS THE OCTOBER CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT IN BRITAIN. MR. HAROLD WILSON'S LABOUR ADMINISTRATION IS REVIEWING THE WHOLE CONCORD SCHEME AS PART OF HIS PLANS TO EASE THE NATION'S ECONOMIC TROUBLES. THE CONCORD, A JOINT ANGLO-FRENCH PROJECT IS LIKELY TO COST MORE THAN GBP250 MILLION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACSD3HTWV8FOVM4I37C9OSNQCW
    Media URN:
    VLVACSD3HTWV8FOVM4I37C9OSNQCW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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