HC Deb 15 March 1965 vol 708 cc194-5W
71. Sir J. Vaughan-Morgan

asked the Minister of Aviation whether he is satisfied that all aircraft now operating from Gatwick Airport comply with the safety and other requirements of the Air Registration Board, and in particular with paragraph 2(2) of Circular No. 60 Issue 2 of 1st August, 1961; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Stonehouse

An aircraft operator may carry out his own maintenance or engage a contractor, but as the Air Registration Board's Circular No. 60 sets out, in either case the Board must be satisfied that a sufficient number of skilled engineering staff are employed. The Air Registration Board has taken special steps to satisfy itself that these requirements are being met at Gatwick at the present time.