§ Mr. Wilkinson
asked the Minister of Aviation Supply whether he will break down his estimate of launching aid required for the BAC311 with its projected RB211/61 power-plant into its constituent airframe and engine costs; and whether he will give the estimated cost to his Department of launching the 382W BAC311 powered by the General Electric CF6 engine.
§ Mr. Corfield
The launching aid requested for the BAC311 was £144 million at 1970 prices, of which £84 million was for the airframe and £60 for the RB211/61 engine.
Launching aid would not have been required for an engine manufactured in the U.S.A.