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Surplus Service Aircraft

Volume 436: debated on Tuesday 15 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply in what manner surplus aircraft and aircraft spares are disposed of.

Surplus aircraft suitable for commercial or private flying and spares for them are usually sold as follows:

  • (a) aircraft intended for export are offered to the design companies for export by them after reconditioning and conversion to civil standard; and
  • (b) other aircraft as they lie by competitive tender.
  • The majority of surplus Service aircraft are, of course unsuitable for civil use and if not wanted for other Governmental purposes are normally broken down for the recovery of materials.