Holding Pattern over New York

May 1977
New Republic;5/28/77, Vol. 176 Issue 22, p9
Focuses on the grant of permission that has been given to the Concorde flights to fly in the U.S. View that U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has bent U.S. noise and air pollution rules a little to suit British and French owners of the Concorde; View that Concorde has no virtue other than its speed; Criticism of Concorde since it is smokier, nosier and more wasteful of energy than subsonic jets; Complaints of neighborhood of Dulles airport regarding noises created by the Concorde; Opposition to the request of Concorde owners to allow the Concorde lend at Kennedy Airport in New York; Interest of Braniff Air Lines to fly the Concorde from Dulles airport to Dallas, Texas; Suitability of the criteria used by FAA before giving permission to fly the Concorde.


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