Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Full Day's HansardDownload Full Day's Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Thursday, 7 November 1946


Mr DRAKEFORD (MARIBYRNONG, VICTORIA) (Minister for Air) - The position with1 regard to repair and maintenance at airfields throughout Australia is that sufficient staff is retained to look after1 the safety and servicing of aircraft which start from or pass those places in- the course of their operations. The Department of Air has in Australia several maintenance, servicing and repair establishments which are located at the most suitable sites. As it is not practicable to have at every air station a maintenance) servicing and inspection organization, it is necessary to put these facilities in the places where most aircraft are engaged. That policy will be continued, because, according to the advice which the Royal Australian Air Force has tendered to me-, it is the best way in which to. ensure the safe operation of aeroplanes.

Mr. A.S. DRAKEFORD, M.P.







Suggest corrections