§ 41. Mr. Garro Jones
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether the Air Ministry has tested any new apparatus for the prevention of fire in aircraft, and with what result?
§ Sir V. Warrender
Yes, Sir. Approval has recently been given for the adoption, in so far as installation in particular types of aircraft is practicable, of the Graviner Extinguisher which operates automatically in the event of the aircraft crashing and will tend to prevent the ignition of escaping fuel. In addition, tests are proceeding and should shortly be completed with the Henderson Safety Fuel Tank.
§ Mr. Garro Jones
Is the possibility being considered of requiring the compulsory fitting of this apparatus to passenger-carrying aircraft?