72. Air Commodore Harvey
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation the number and types of aircraft operated by British Overseas Airways Corporation and the number and types of aircraft now on order; and when delivery can be expected.
§ Mr. Beswick
British Overseas Airways Corporation's present, and immediately prospective, operating fleet consists of 22 Argonauts. 10 Stratocruisers, 11 Constellations, 25 Hermes and 10 York freighters. The Corporation have placed orders for 14 Comets and 25 Bristol 175s, of which delivery is expected to begin in 1951 and 1954 respectively and there are three S.R.45s ordered on behalf of the Corporation.