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Tuesday, 4 May 1971


Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN - The short answer is no. Although the Fill has had 18 crashes to date it still has a much better record for the first 40,000 hours than the FI 00 series that are in operation in America. In regard to making a recommendation to Cabinet, the honourable senator is fully aware that, under the FraserLaird agreement, Australia has until the end of this year to have a look at the technical or operational requirements that we are seeking, to see whether the Americans have reached that standard and then to make a decision. Only then will Australia make that decision.







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