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Thursday, 11 November 1948


Mr LANG (REID, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Will the Minister for Civil Aviation consider bringing Australian civil aviation conditions into line with those of the United States of America by making it compulsory for all aircraft to carry de-icing equipment? Will he inquire into the existing practices, as I have been informed that a recent unofficial inspection of twelve aircraft on the ground at the Essendon aerodrome in Victoria disclosed that only one had de-icing equipment properly attached? As it has been stated that such equipment reduces the pay-load of aircraft by 50 lb. an engine, will he request the Department of Civil Aviation to insist on such equipment, even though icing may be only an occasional hazard in Australian flying conditions?







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