HC Deb 16 March 1949 vol 462 c186W
58. Mr. Ward

asked the Minister of Supply when the first De Havilland Comet is likely to be delivered to the British Overseas Airways Corporation; and whether it is intended to operate this type of aircraft on the North Atlantic route.

Mr. J. Freeman

The first De Havilland Comet for the British Overseas Airways Corporation is expected to be delivered towards the end of 1951. This type of aircraft is being designed for use on the Empire routes and on the North and South Atlantic.