HC Deb 05 March 1947 vol 434 cc76-7W
97. Mr. Rankin

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation the landing and take-off speeds of all aircraft engaged in civil aviation.

Mr. Lindgren

It would be extremely difficult to classify the comprehensive detail requested by my hon. Friend, especially in relation to foreign aircraft. Landing and take-off speeds vary with the loaded weights of aircraft, the atmospheric conditions and the topographical features of aerodromes. In general, the take-off speed of current types of civil transport aircraft ranges broadly between 80 and 95 miles per hour, the corresponding figures for landing speed being 60 and 105 miles per hour. I will gladly furnish the hon. Member with information in regard to any specific types, if he will communicate- with me.

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