HC Deb 28 June 1971 vol 820 cc6-7W
53. Mr. Tebbit

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will now require that a flight recorder capable of surviving accident should be carried on all public transport flights.

Mr. Noble

No. While I am considering possible changes, such an extension to the requirements, which already call for the carriage of crash-protected flight recorders on all turbine-engined transport aeroplanes over 12,500 lbs. and piston-engined transport aeroplanes over 60,000 lbs., would not be justified.