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Jet Noise Controversy #40850

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 18, 1976
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(Studio) Trans. Secretary William Coleman says government to request older jet planes be muffled or replaced with quieter ones; deadline in 8 years Jet noise important, but payment for its reduction in dispute.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) Details of new law with regard to jet engine noise outlined. Airlines must find jetliners for future that are 30% quieter and save fuel. United Airlines, largest United States airline, needs $5 billion for new planes. [United Airlines Vice President Monte LAZARUS - says planes must be paid for by airline earnings and outside institutions.]
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) 2 ways considered to financial planes. Use portion of ticket tax revenue or decrease federal regulations so airlines can compete on ticket prices.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Bergman, Jules;
Reasoner, Harry

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