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Thursday, 26 November 1936

Senator FOLL (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice -

1.   What are the schedule times of arrival and departure for regular commercial aircraft on the following air lines: -

(a)   Imperial Airways - London-Cairo- Baghdad - Karachi - Calcutta - Singapore.

(b)   Qantas Empire - SingaporeBataviaSonrabayaDarwinBrisbane.

(   c ) K.L.M. - LondonAmsterdamBudapestCairo - Baghdad -Jhodpur - RangoonBataviaSourabaya?

2.   What are the average flying speeds maintained according to schedule in the above commercial air services?

3.   What are the average flying speeds maintained according to schedule on the following American airways: -

(a)   United Airways - NewYorkChicagoSan Francisco.

(b)   T.W.A. - New York -Kansas City-Los Angeles.

(c)   American Airways - New YorkMemphisFort Worth-Los Angeles.

(d)   American Clipper Service - San FranciscoHonoluluManila ?

4.   Is it correct,as reported in Saturday's press, that the existing flying' equipment of

Imperial Airways between London and Singapore is not to be replaced until 1938?

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - The Minister for Defence states that inquiries will be made, and that a reply will be furnished to the honorable senator as early as possible.

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