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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 04, 1976
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(Studio) Govt. decides to let Concorde supersonic transport land at Dulles Airport in Washington, DC and Kennedy Airport in New York City for 16 mos. Critics say supersonic transport too noisy and could hurt ecology. President Ford stands behind supersonic transport decision.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Transportation Secretary William COLEMAN JR. - announces trial period allowed.] supersonic transport can land and takeoff only between 7 p.m. and 10 pagen. and in order to cut down noise, Coleman orders supersonic transport to fly at subsonic speeds over US. Tests to be performed on SST. Landing rights to be revoked if supersonic transport found dangerous.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Sterling, Virginia) [MAN - believes decision political motivated.] [WOMAN - cites dis- appointed]
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(DC) [Senator Lowell WEICKER - says sponsoring amendment to halt funds for Concorde.] Environmental Defense Fund files suit to block flights.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(NYC) Kennedy Airport surrounded by neighborhoods Port Authority of New York and New Jersey runs airport. Some say authority can overrule government's decision. [Chairperson Port Authority William A. RONAN - describes impact of ordinary planes on neighborhood.] [MAN - says United States not made for SST.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(London, England) Concorde built for Atlantic run. [British Airways Henry MARKIN - says environmentalists exaggerate dangers.] British Concorde flies to Persian Gulf; French to Rio de Janeiro. Ea. Concorde costs $60 million. Paris and London relieved Concorde will have chance in US.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) Concorde fares quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Simpson, Carole;
Utley, Garrick

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