HC Deb 16 February 1949 vol 461 c174W
73. Mr. F. Harris

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what instructions he has issued to amend the present maintenance schedules on B.O.A.C., B.E.A. and B.S.A.A.C. services of daily inspections, to a schedule of maintenance only after 30 flying hours.

Mr. Lindgren

On the recommendation of the Air Registration Board following discussions with operators and others concerned, revised arrangements for the periodical inspection and certification of public transport aircraft by licensed maintenance engineers have recently been approved. The new arrangements do away with the need for a fresh certificate to be given every 24 hours, irrespective of the amount of flying actually done, and enable substantial economies to be made. They in no way affect the rules as to maintenance and pre-flight checks laid down for each aircraft through the system of approved maintenance schedules.