HC Deb 01 June 1938 vol 336 c2055W
Mr. Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the American aircraft recently ordered by British Airways, Limited, are to be equipped with American or British engines; and whether the same difficulties apply in relation to the supply of British engines for civil aircraft as apply in relation to air frames?

Captain Balfour

I am informed that the American aircraft referred to will be equipped with American engines. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative, but the modification of the air frames to enable British engines to be fitted to them would have presented difficulties and would cause considerable delay in delivery.