Catalogue description Ministry of Aviation and successors: Aviation Operational Research Branch and successors: Registered Files (EX Series)

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Reference: AVIA 110
Title: Ministry of Aviation and successors: Aviation Operational Research Branch and successors: Registered Files (EX Series)
Description:

The subject matter of the files includes papers from the Committee on Civil Aviation Research and Development Objectives (Brundrett Committee), civil aviation research and development programme, and research into fixed wing aircraft noise.

The files in the EX series appear to have originated in the Ministry of Aviation's Aviation Operational Research Branch (AORB).

Date: 1961-1972
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: EX file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Board of Trade, Aviation Operational Research Branch

Board of Trade, Scientific Advisers Division (Civil Aviation), 1969-1970

Department of Trade and Industry, 1970-1974

Ministry of Aviation, Aviation Operational Research Branch, 1961-1966

Physical description: 19 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Aviation , from 1996

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The work of the Ministry of Aviation's Aviation Operational Research Branch (AORB) included research into civil air operations in such fields as noise reduction, ground facilities and air traffic control. The branch and its work transferred to the Board of Trade in 1966 where the EX prefix was used firstly by the Aerodromes (General) Division, Aviation Operational Research Branch and then by the Civil Aviation Division, Aviation Operational Research Branch. As a result of the recommendations of a Committee on Civil Aviation Research and Development Objectives (the Brundrett Committee) a permanent Scientific Advisers Division (Civil Aviation) was established in the Board of Trade during 1969. The Scientific Adviser became the Chairman of the Committee on Civil Aviation Research and Development Objectives. This final division was responsible for co-ordinating research and development in the civil aviation field and undertaking longer term operational planning.

The first reference to the EX series dates from 1963, but the prefix may have been in use at an earlier date.

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