ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 22, 1987
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.
(DC: Jackie Judd) Trans. Secretary Elizabeth Dole reported announcing new regulations aimed at decrease number near collisions around major airports; details given, scenes shown. [DOLE - claims new initiatives will eliminate midair collisions involving commercial airliners.] Details of regulations outlined, discussed; airports affected listed, indicated on map. [DOLE - believes rule will aid controllers.] [Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association spokesperson John BAKER - feels rules will adversely affect system; dismisses them as merely public relations] [DOLE - explains mandatory installation of traffic alert and avoidance systems on major airliners and commuter planes.] [Representative Robert WISE - questions Dole's claim that regulation will eliminate midair collisions.] [Flight Safety Fndn. spokesperson John ENDERS - agrees.]
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