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Tuesday, 15 August 1972
Page: 183

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

(1)   Was the Concorde designed primarily for operations across the North Atlantic.

(2)   ls it a fact that early models cannot fly from European cities, e.g. Paris and Hamburg, to New York with a full payload.

(3)   ls the distance from Sydney to Singapore greater than the routes mentioned.

(4)   If so, is it a fact that Qantas could not operate the Concorde from Sydney to Singapore with a full payload.

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

(1)   Yes.

(2)   Manufacturers' objectives were originally to curry a guaranteed 20,000 lb payload on early models from London to New York and this later was extended lo Paris to New York. Manufacturers are confident of achieving these objectives.

(3)   Yes.

(4)   The model planned for Qantas is expected lo achieve a payload of at least 15,000 lb for the Sydney io Singapore operation.

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