New York State Assemblyman Andrew Stein arrived in London today (Saturday) to talk to British officials about the effect his anti-noise bill might have on the future of the Concorde and all supersonic airliners.
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TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: (SEQ. 2): "Mr. Stein, while you're in Britain I know you are going to have a look at the Concorde prototype at Fairford, what exactly is the object of your visit?"
STEIN: "Well, the object of my visit really I think is twofold, first of all the main reason is to find out, to gather more facts for those resident in the United States who are unsure of the possibility of the United States continuing their effort, I've been working with Senator Proxmire towards that. Secondly, as you may know, I have a bill in the New York State Legislature which amends our health code and sets a decibel level and I think the people in England and Concorde should know that there is a very strong possibility that we may be setting these strict health standards and noise standards in New York which could have serious ramifications for the Concorde. But I'm really coming with an open mind to gather what kind of facts I can and speak to people - all kinds of people from the Government, from aviation, people who live in the flight paths - and really see the effects of the Concorde. Because, as you know, the SST hasn't, its still on the drawing boards in the United States and we want to get some more information here."
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Background: New York State Assemblyman Andrew Stein arrived in London today (Saturday) to talk to British officials about the effect his anti-noise bill might have on the future of the Concorde and all supersonic airliners. Mr. Stein says that his bill to control airport noise in New York State stands "excellent" chances of being passed.
Mr. Stein spoke to a BBC reporter at London's Heathrow Airport after landing: