HC Deb 16 March 1955 vol 538 c125W
66. Air Commodore Harvey

asked the Minister of Supply the estimated hours of test flying to be carried out under the auspices of his Department by the Britannia aircraft for the first three months of this year; and what flying hours have been achieved to date.

Sir E. Boyle

The Ministry of Supply's contract with the Bristol Aeroplane Company for Britannia development provides that it is the company's responsibility to obtain a certificate of airworthiness for the aircraft. The number of hours to be flown for this purpose is a matter for the Air Registration Board. The actual hours flown from 1st January to 14th March were 373.