ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 20, 1977
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(Studio) Concorde has 1st test takeoff from Kennedy International Airport.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(NYC) In test takeoff, Concorde noise levels are registered in airport area; Howard Beach is one community with noise monitors out to check decibel measurement. Official Federal Aviation Administration decibel level is 88DB, which is lower than some other jets that took off both before and after Concorde. [British Aircraft Corporation spokesperson Leo SCHEFER - notes company is technical organization and relies for its future on getting figs. right. Has now been shown that what company claimed, can be done, with regard to Concorde's noise.] Decibel level on landing noted. Many are surprised at results of tests. Regular passenger service begins next month
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
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