• Short Summary

    THE GHANA AIRWAYS CORPORATION IS TO BUY TWO BRITISH HAWKER SIDDELEY 748 TWIN TURBO-PROP AIRLINERS.?

  • Description

    THE GHANA AIRWAYS CORPORATION IS TO BUY TWO BRITISH HAWKER SIDDELEY 748 TWIN TURBO-PROP AIRLINERS. THIS WAS ANNOUNCED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, MR E.N. OMABOE, SHORTLY AFTER HE HAD SIGNED A LOAN AGREEMENT WITH THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER IN ACCRA ON APRIL 10TH.

    THE ORDER FOR THE TWO AIRCRAFT IS WORTH ABOUT GBP1 MILLION STERLING AND WILL BE PAID FOR OUT OF A GBP2 MILLION STERLING LOAN GRANTED BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT. THE AIRCRAFT WILL REPLACE DC 3'S AT PRESENT USED OCCASIONALLY ON INTERNAL FLIGHTS IN GHANA.

    HAWKER SIDDELEY HAVE NOW SOLD MORE THAN 180 748'S. THESE INCLUDE PRESIDENT KAUNDA'S PERSONAL AIRCRAFT AND THREE IN THE QUEEN'S FLIGHT. OTHER COUNTRIES TO HAVE BOUGHT THE 748 ARE INDIA, BRAZIL, PERU, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA AND THE BAHAMAS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1L0BVTP3HWKCW43Z09P55LHZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1L0BVTP3HWKCW43Z09P55LHZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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