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Concorde / United States Landing Rights #254290

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 23, 1977
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(Studio) Carter administration proposes expanded landing rights for Concorde, but there will 1st have to be public hearings and federal and local approvals before jet is allowed to land anywhere but DC.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Admin. plan allows continued flights to Dulles Airport, favors them to Kennedy International in NYC, but leaves this up to federal courts and opens way for landings in 11 other United States cities; these noted. In cities other than Washington, DC and NYC, landings would be under stricter noise rules to be set in part by local airport authorities. Trans. Secretary Brock-Adams says he wasn't pressured into decision, but there were obvious concessions to Britain and France, who have built or are building just 16 of SST's. [ADAMS - states that 16 already made or in product are only ones ruling applies to and that any future Concordes would have to meet strict noise standards. Notes there's no known technology that can meet these standards.] Representative Leo Ryan heads House environmental subcommittee and plans congress hearings aimed at making rules for Concorde tougher.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Only officials in Miami, Dallas and Philadelphia have thought airports there would welcome Concorde; officials in Los Angeles and San Francisco are opposed and others are uncertain. Reactions from Britain and France cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter

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