MVA Newsletter 2018 – edition number 20

How times have changed

David Frost

This was treated as news in the Essex Chronicle in March 1969.  All we seem to get today in the papers is bad news. Technology has also moved on apace. Does anyone remember this order or even had worked on it?

Marconi’s Fiji order: Chelmsford’s Marconi Company has won a £¼ million order to provide a remote-controlled, high frequency equipment for Nandi Airport in Fiji.  The new equipment will increase the handling capacity of the aeronautical fixed telecommunications network in the South Pacific.  The order was awarded to Marconi by the Civil Aviation Division of the New Zealand Ministry of Transport. Nandi airport is one of the main international airports in the Pacific, particularly important for the rapidly increasing traffic on the trans-Pacific air routes, as a tourist centre.