GREAT BRITAIN: Thought for Peace

Britain's servants last week gave evidence that they are doing something about postwar aviation (TIME, Feb. 15, et seq.). A House of Lords committee headed by pudgy Lord Brabazon, onetime Air Minister and Minister of Aircraft Production, already had some recommendations to make: 1) the design of civil aircraft, lately sacrificed to Britain's all-out war effort, should be resumed; 2) engineering preparations should be made for converting bombers into airliners (one Lancaster has already been converted into a transport plane called the York); 3) the aircraft industry should be put to work building prototypes of new and better airliners.


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