Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Aerlínte Aircraft.

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asked the Minister for Transport and Power if he will outline the plans of Aerlínte for the replacement of its present fleet of aircraft.

The present fleet of Aerlínte comprises four Boeing 707 aircraft and two Boeing 720 aircraft. The company has acquired two further Boeing 707 aircraft for delivery in the early part of 1969 and is at present negotiating for the sale of the two Boeing 720 aircraft. The company's forward fleet plans do not envisage a replacement of the Boeing 707 aircraft for a substantial period but its fleet will be supplemented by the delivery of two Boeing 747 aircraft in early 1971.