• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY THROWS OPEN ITS SHOP WINDOW TO FOREIGN PLANES FOR THE FIRST TIME AT NEXT WEEK'S FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW.

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    BRITAIN'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY THROWS OPEN ITS SHOP WINDOW TO FOREIGN PLANES FOR THE FIRST TIME AT NEXT WEEK'S FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW. SEVEN EUROPEAN-BUILT PLANES WITH BRITISH ENGINES WILL TAKE PART IN THE 25TH SHOW PUT ON BY THE SOCIETY OF BRITISH AEROSPACE COMPANIES (FORMERLY AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTORS), MARKING ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY.

    THE ENTRY OF FOREIGN AIRCRAFT, PLUS THE DECISION TO ALLOW STATIC EXHIBITS BY FOREIGN COMPANIES PLANNING TO MANUFACTURE IN BRITAIN, INDICATES THE GROWING TREND TOWARDS EUROPEAN CO-OPERATION IN AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURE. IT ALSO SHOWS THE INCREASED SHARE OF THE BRITISH INDUSTRY'S TOTAL EXPORTS BEING TAKE BY ENGINES AND AEROSYSTEMS, AS OPPOSED TO SALES OF COMPLETE AIRCRAFT.

    WHILE NOTHING STARTLING NEW IS EXPECTED AT THIS YEAR'S SHOW--THE BIGGEST TO DATE -- IT WILL, HOWEVER, MARK A MAJOR CROSSROADS FOR BRITISH AVIATION FIRMS. THEY HAVE BEEN HARD HIT BY GOVERNMENT PROJECT CANCELLATIONS, DECISIONS TO BUY MORE THAN GBP1,000,000,000 STERLING WORTH OF MILITARY AIRCRAFT ABROAD, AND THE PERMISSION GRANTED TO THE BRITISH OVERSEAS AIRWAYS CORPORATION (B.O.A.C.) TO BUY GIANT AMERICAN 450-SEATER JETS.

    ABOUT 50 AIRCRAFT ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE DAILY FLYING DISPLAYS AT THE AIR SHOW. AMONG THE BRITISH-ENGINED FOREIGN AIRCRAFT ON SHOW WILL BE THE DUTCH TWIN-TURBO PROP AIRLINER THE FOKKER FRIENDSHIP, AND FRANCE'S BREGUET ATLANTIC, A MARITIME RECONNAISSANCE PLANE. VISITORS WILL ALSO SEE THE FRANCO-GERMAN TRANSVAAL TRANSPORT AND THE ITALO-AMERICAN AGUSTA-BELL HELICOPTER. THERE'LL ALSO BE A DISPLAY OF OLD WARPLANES AS A SPECIAL FEATURE OF THE ORGANISATION'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZQWNOO9WJUZLOS7M372APRH2
    Media URN:
    VLVAZQWNOO9WJUZLOS7M372APRH2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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