Sir - Peter Henley gives a very positive view of the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System-winning Raytheon Beech MkII trainer in his flight test (Flight International, 2-8 October, P30).

Our only regret is that Smiths Industries' contribution is not mentioned - the programme will provide us with $100 million-worth of business. Mr Henley seems to think that all the avionics come from AlliedSignal, but, although the bigger primary flight display and the horizontal-situation indicator are AlliedSignal's, most of the surrounding flat-panel displays are those of Smiths Industries.


Public Relations Executive

Smiths Industries

London, UK

Source: Flight International