Industry Regulation & Aviation Policy Index
Historian Dr Leigh Edmonds' second essay on Airmindedness - Selling a New Kind of Technology to the Australian Public.
Dr Leigh Edmonds' third essay on Western Australia's Failed Airline Companies 1929-1933
Photo of the CAB's first office in Western Australia at Maylands - 1936
Download a 1938 article New Guinea Gold: How Mining has been Rapidly Developed in Inaccessible Country by Air Transport
Read about Australia's Contribution to ICAO
Read an article on the history of Airworthiness Regulation
Consult a list of the 'DCA Publications' series
THE ECONOMIC REGULATION OF AIR TRANSPORT
Photos from the inauguration of the first regular international air mail service - 1934
Wartime DCA Requisition for Free Air Conveyance - 1945
Read about the dozen DC-3s leased by DCA to the airlines - 1944-46
Read about the South Pacific Air Transport Council (SPATCO)
Read about the inaugural Australia-USA Boeing 707 Service and the gazumping of Pan Am - 1959
See a photo and air mail cover from the inaugural Qantas service Sydney-Tahiti Nov 1963 - and read about the international air services agreements negotiations that led to it.
Examine a chart showing major domestic airline services - 1967
Examine a chart showing regional airline services - 1967
Each year the Department made an Annual Report to Parliament on Civil Aviation in Australia (and New Guinea). The Introductions from these reports provide a summary of the major events in the Department's history for that year, as well as important events in the industry generally.
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