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Currant 3uppcrt Memorandua
Utilisation of New Soviet Transport la Expanaioa of Bloo Airlines
Aivil air lime agroomont between Aeroflot and Air Fraaoa established Prague aa tha oxohange poiat cri Uoeoow to Paria flighte.and glvee CSA (Ciachoaloralelaa Airhara iaeekly flightsaria aad Prague. acoad civil air agreeneat ia belag promoted by nil for aa AiiterdwOuaaaldorf-Prague- aarrtoa lo thaaat. iJsk -ill uadoubt-ally racrjaat reciprocity if thie egraeesct la eoaaumatedy
COSSWi If CSA ia to attaapt to axpexd itieWor* to laelude Paria, Amsterdam, and othar pointa it will assd an improvod traaaport to cospata-ith non-bloo a'.rlinoa. Tha ourroat firet liao traaaport of tha Sloe airllnaa, tha Sovietaa proroD vary uaaatlafaotory. It ia uador-pe-oreo, haa daveloped atablllty problems, aad haa boon aubjeot to wlag Tho lao* of power aad resulting madlfloaMonsraatlo roduo-tiou in tho cargo capacity of tho aircraft and lowered tho pasesngor oapaoity freeooroena, groatly rodueinB Ito cooaercial offeotlveneae. 6/
ttainted to cancel furtherrders froa tho USSR0 and revert tobuiltowever, the USSR frustrated tail aero by rofuaiag apars parts for. aircraft. CSA aoeuliltiea of opera parts aad bow airoraft frca tho Heat was elaoat olislnatod by tho exportphaao of tho Joint US-UJC Satellite aviation polloy adopted in fl/
vs fu>c'a'od to ba lr. coraiareiel um within tho
Theould put CSAar with noa-bloo alrllnoa ainooboilovedvor thoad probably ororocoeoaircraft ' probably began aerioa
production at Factory fffi4 ia Taehxeat earlya. ignificantly, it
i USSR aa yet.
SCBJZCTi Possible Utilisation of Sex Soviet Transport la Exr^alc- of Bloo Airline*
Prague in Hay oould well be intended for pilot end moohanlo faniliarUetion in preparation for its eccnerolal utilisation.
CSA could use this alrorart aa the instrument for regaining part of ita former network. Tha airline hasrogressive reduction in its external operations alnoe Warartiallyesult of OS-UK Satellite aviation polioy. In addition, the leekuitable transport forced the suspension of the very inportant Prepie-Lydda route to the Middle East inlcoe flreeoe had withdrawn leading and transit rightsSA did not have an alrorart aultable for the resulting overflight to Lydia.1 denial to CSA of overflights of the. Sons Oemony, as' sure in connection with the Catis ease, and the cancellation ef the London-Prague air serrtcea by the OX further reduced the network. Finally, theDutoh, Belgian and French delays in serviolng recuosts for air right by CSA left the airlinelight to tha Scandinavian oountrtes aa its only route reaching outside the Bloo. %f
The recent air agreement with Air France and the prospective agree* sent with RLMeversal of CSA'a fortunes. Tet, it is obvious-that'. to make the uxutAB use of those opportunities foretterraft than theill be required) it is bolievoday fill thia requirement.
Srltlih Air Ministry Airsraft Recognition Journal, Vol.o.O. 'JnsUaalfiedOriginal document.