Mike Burns reports on Aer Lingus's first Boeing 707 jet on 13 June 1964. The giant aircraft cost over £3 million and has a greater capacity than the other Boeings already in operation by the airline. Aer Lingus will now be able to carry an extra 15,000 passengers a year along the North Atlantic Route.
The report shows the new Boeing landing at the airport and cruising along the runway. Captain Pete Little took it out for a test flight of over 4,500 miles today in smooth weather. It is expected to be ready for service in nine days.