HC Deb 05 April 1955 vol 539 cc87-8W
Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when the proposed helicopter shuttle service between the South Bank and London Airport is due to start; and what type of helicopter, of what seating capacity, etc., is to be used.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

It is expected that the service will start towards the end of May or in early June. Westland Sikorsky 55 helicopters will be used; they will be equipped with silencers, and with floats to enable safe emergency landings to be made on the river. This additional equipment will limit the carrying capacity of the helicopters to four passengers.

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