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Tuesday, 23 November 1971
Page: 3533

Mr Collard asked the Minister representing the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

(I)   Which airports are classified exactly as alternatives to (a) Derby and (b) Broome for (i)

Fokker Friendship and (ii) Fokker Fellowship aircraft.

(2)   What is the flying distance in each case from (a) Derby and (b) Broome.

(3)   What amount of fuel, in pounds, would bc required at full passenger and freight load and under normal flying conditions for the flight by (a) Fokker Fellowship and (b) a Fokker Friendship aircraft from (i) Broome and (ii) Derby to each of the alternative aerodromes

(4)   Which of the alternative airports are tully equipped with night landing facilities.

Mr Swartz - The Minister for Civil Aviation has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   For both the Fokker Friendship and Fokker Fellowship aircraft, nc aerodromes a,e specifically classified as alternative aerodromes for either Derby or Broome. Aerodromes in the area that have the necessary facilities to permit them to ho nominated as alternatives when required are P.,r Hedland, Dampier, Derby, Broome, Meekatharra. Darwin and Kununurra.

The conditions under which the pilot in command must nominate an alternative aerodrome an J the requirements nf the nominated alternative ure stated in the aeronautical Information Publication.

(2)   and (3) The answer; to questions (2) and (3) are combined in tabular form and Jr(. listed below:


(a)   The still air fuel requirement is the additional fuel, including reserve fuel, which must be carried to permit the aircraft to divert from either Derby or Broome to the selected alternative.

A)   The following aerodromes are fully equipped with night landing facilities: Broome, Derby, Port Hedland, Meekatharra, Kununurra and Darwin.

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