§ 56. Sir A. V. Harvey
asked the Minister of Supply if he will make a statement regarding the progress being made with Vickers VC 10 and De Havilland 121 aircraft; and what modifications have been requested by British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways, respectively.
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
I am informed that the development of the VC 10 is making satisfactory progress and is up to schedule. As to the D.H. 121, I am informed that its basic aerodynamic design is settled and that the design of the main aircraft systems has also been completed.
As to the second part of the Question, modifications to private venture aircraft are primarily a matter between the customer and the contractor.