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Wednesday, 18 February 1987
Page: 304

(Question No. 4764)


Mr Lloyd asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 15 October 1986:

(1) How many Nomad aircraft were manufactured by the Government Aircraft Factory.

(2) What was the total cost of the project, including promotion overseas.

(3) How many aircraft were sold and how much income was received from their sale.

(4) How many aircraft remain unsold.

(5) Where are the unsold aircraft located and what is their sale price.


Mr Beazley —An answer to this question was tabled on 26 November 1986. The information provided has been re-examined and, as a result, the answer should be amended to read:

(1) 170.

(2) $193.8m, including promotion overseas.

(3) 146 aircraft were sold realising $90.0m. One has since been rebought and two aircraft were destroyed.

(4) 23 aircraft remain unsold of which five are demonstrator models. 21 aircraft, comprising 14 N22 and seven N24 models are available for immediate sale. The remaining two aircraft are being used for fatigue analysis testing and certification of all-up-weight modifications.

(5) 18 of the aircraft remaining for sale are located at Oaklands (NSW) and three are currently in use as demonstrator models. My predecessor's ministerially approved sale price is $930,000 for N22 models and $1,250,000 for N24 models.