CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 25, 1984
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REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Miami, Florida) Small airlines' criticism of new air noise standards effective in January examined; economy impact on small lines explained. Florida West's situation cited as example [Florida West Airlines spokesperson John PETERSEN - will go out of business because of new standard's deadline.] Smaller airlines' claim that maj. lines, primarily owned by Americans, have supported new standard as means of driving them out of business cited; snowballing economy impact on foreign lines and employees mentioned. [Miami International Airport spokesperson Peter REAVELEY - alleges major lines, disregarding fate of small lines in Miami region, have pressured FAA for new standards.] Status of foreign carriers' efforts to meet deadline described. [Air Transport Association spokesperson James LANDRY - feels backing off deadline would be breach of faith with those who have complied.]
REPORTER: Richard Schlesinger
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