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Wednesday, 10 July 1946


Mr BARNARD (BASS, TASMANIA) - I ask the Minister for Air: (1) What is the capital value of aerodromes and controls in Australia used by operating companies? (2) What fees, if any, are paid by civil airlines for the use of aerodromes owned by the Commonwealth? (3) Do these operating companies contribute any payment for the meteorological services provided by the Australian Government? (4) Is it proposed to install radar equipment on civil aerodromes? If so, will this navigating aid be provided free to the operating companies who use the aerodromes?


Mr DRAKEFORD -! shall reply briefly to the honorable member's questions, and if he places them on the notice-paper, I shall supply complete answers. The capital value of aerodromes and controls in Australia is approximately £11,000,000. Civil airlines do not pay any fees for the use of . aerodromes owned by the Commonwealth, and "have not made any contribution towards the cost of providing the meteorological services. Regarding the installation of radar equipment on civil aerodromes, I shall obtain full details for the honorable member.







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