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Thursday, 5 May 1994
Page: 395

(Question No. 1291)


Senator Ian Macdonald asked the Minister representing the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 30 March 1994:

  With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 836 (Senate Hansard, 14 March 1994, page 1548):

  (1) Please confirm that aircraft VH-DNU, whilst involved in an RPT operation, required only a single pilot and a properly operating auto pilot.

  (2) At what level or situation are two properly qualified pilots required and, in this event, is an auto pilot also required.


Senator Collins —The Minister for Transport has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1) In respect of aircraft VH-NDU, that is correct.

  (2) Two pilots are required on this type of aircraft when engaged in Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) commercial operations, when the aircraft is not equipped with an automatic pilot.