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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.


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