§ Sir R. Russell
asked the Minister of Aviation what are the total numbers of aircraft owned by British European Airways and the British Overseas Airways Corporation, respectively, at present; what are the numbers on order for each airline; and how many of all these, respectively, are British built.16W
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
The information sought is as follows:—
B.E.A. owns 100 aircraft, 99 of which are British built. An order for improved Tridents is currently under consideration.
B.O.A.C. and B.O.A.C.-Cunard together own 85 aircraft of which 64 are British built. The figures include aircraft awaiting disposal or in process of sale. 27 additional aircraft are the subject of contractual commitments, 25 of which are with a British manufacturer.
Aircraft owned by subsidiary companies of both Corporations, apart from B.O.A.C.-Cunard, are not included in the figures given above.