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Tuesday, 11 April 1972
Page: 939

Senator MILLINER (Queensland) ask the Minster for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

Has Trans-Australia Airlines disposed of its 3 Lockheed Electra aircraft to a buyer in the United States of America; if so, (a) what price was obtained for these aircraft, and (g) was any direction given to Trans-Australia Airlines that the aircraft must be sold to a foreign buyer in order that they would not be available to Australian freighter operators.

Senator COTTON - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(i)   Yes. Trans-Australia Airlines has sold its 3 Electras to a buyer in the United States. The first aircraft was ferried out of Australia on 1st March 1972. The other 2 are scheduled to be ferried out of Australia on 27th March and 19th May.

(ii)   The prices obtained in such sales are normally a confidential matter between the vendor and the purchaser.

(iii)   No.

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