§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Aviation whether the British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways have been kept fully informed of the design studies prepared by the two major aircraft groups for a supersonic airliner; and whether the Corporations' requirements have played any part in these studies, in view of the fact that a project of this magnitude is likely to fail unless it is designed from the start to meet a specific airline requirement.
§ Mr. Rippon
Yes. The Corporations have been fully informed and their needs 219W have been taken into account in the studies.