HC Deb 21 June 1950 vol 476 c125W
88. Mr. Awbery

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation how many aeroplanes manufactured by British companies and how many of foreign origin are now operating with the British air lines.

Mr. Beswick

The operating fleet of the British Overseas Airways Corporation at 1st June, 1950, consisted of 32 British built aircraft, 21 American built aircraft, and 22 Argonauts, aircraft built in Canada but equipped with British engines. The operating fleet of British European Airways Corporation at the same date comprised 61 British built aircraft, 31 American built aircraft and 3 American built helicopters.