- 1952 (Creation)
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The AC/16 chronological series contains the records of the Working Group on Aircraft Production Planning. The Working Group was created by the North Atlantic Council on 2 April 1952 to review the recommendations laid out in a report by the Combined Aircraft Working Party on 18th January 1952, in light of the comments of Member Governments. The meetings of the Working Group were chaired by Group Captain Lee of the United Kingdom, and were attended by representatives of Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, the International Staff and NATO and the DPE. A representative for Belgium was present only at the first meeting. The Working Group held its first meeting on 7 April 1952 and met three more times in that month. During these meetings the Working Group proposed changes to the recommendations for Aircraft Production Planning. The last meeting of the Working Group was held on 16 April 1952.
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The AC/16 chronological series includes records on meetings of the Working Group, which contain considerations, points of disagreement and possible rectifications from the French Government regarding the stimulation of aircraft production
The series also includes suggested corrections and changes to be made to the report, such as responses from the Italian government, the United States’ position, and comments from the United Kingdom.
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The records in the AC/16 series are assembled by type - Document (D) and Record (R) - and then by number.
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Conditions governing access
NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (http://www.nato.int/archives).
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The documents of the chronological series were circulated in both NATO official languages (English and French).