HC Deb 26 October 1972 vol 843 c439W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the total number of orders placed for Concorde; how many options remain to be taken up; and what countries are included in orders and options.

Mr. Onslow

BOAC has ordered five aircraft and Air France four. In addition, the Chinese National Airline has signed preliminary purchase orders for three aircraft and Iranair has signed a letter of intent to purchase two aircraft, with an option on a third. There are 54 other options remaining to be taken up, and the countries concerned are Australia, Belgium, India, Japan, Lebanon, United States and West Germany.