• Short Summary

    A TRIDENT JET AIRLINER, WHICH HAS BEEN BUILT FOR KUWAIT AIRLINES, IS DUE TO LEAVE LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR TROPICAL TESTS.

  • Description

    A TRIDENT JET AIRLINER, WHICH HAS BEEN BUILT FOR KUWAIT AIRLINES, IS DUE TO LEAVE LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR TROPICAL TESTS.

    THE TRIDENT - IT IS THE NEWER ONE-E VERSION - WILL HAVE ITS HOT WEATHER AND TROPICAL TRIALS BASED ON NAIROBI AND KARACHI. ONE OF THE MAIN PURPOSES IS TO TEST ITS ROLLS-ROYCE SPEY 25 ENGINES - A MORE POWERFUL VERSION OF THE ENGINES WHICH POWER THE TRIDENTS NOW IN SERVICE WITH BRITISH EUROPEAN AIRWAYS.

    TWO TRIDENT ONE-E'S ARE ON ORDER FOR KUWAIT AIRLINES, WITH THE FIRST TO BE DELIVERED NEXT YEAR. THE REAR-ENGINED JET CAN CARRY 109 PASSENGERS AND FLY 2,000-MILE HOPS WITHOUT REFUELLING. IT CAN TRAVEL AT MORE THAN 600 MILES AN HOUR.

    (OTHERS HAVE BEEN ORDERED BY PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS AND IRAQI AIRLINES).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE0J23L03O0WSKZO6A4I540ZPE
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0J23L03O0WSKZO6A4I540ZPE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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