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Airplanes / Flight Delays / Airbus A3XX #192892

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 23, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Woodruff) Continued delays with air flights despite a new Federal Aviation Administration plan featured. [Two airline PASSENGERS - offer similes for flight delays.] [National Weather Service David RODENHUIS - cites the frequency of large storms.] [Air Transport Association of America Carol HALLETT - says more rerouting needs to be done.] [Federal Aviation Administration official Peter CHALLEN - defends delays due to bad weather.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by the European Airbus consortium that it will build a super jumbo plane noted.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) The Airbus A3XX featured; animations shown of the plane's exterior and interior. [Airbus David VENZ - cites the need for bigger planes.] American carriers' belief that the A3XX is too big for airports detailed. [Flight International magazine David LEARMOUNT - says all facility terminals would have to be upgraded.]

Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Woodruff, Bob

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