New York State Assemblyman Andrew Stain spoke on Concorde's noise levels in London on Wednesday (17 February) following a visit to the Bristol plant where the supersonic aircraft is being built in cooperation with France.
CU Stein speaking, sof starts "I don't think...." sof ends " .... does not meet our regulations".
SEQ 2 STEIN: "I don't think now, at the moment, I don't think that there is a chance of the Concorde passing our tests, but as I was told today the first trip that the Concorde will make will be in 1974 and that's three years, and with the kind of technological world we live in today, that's a long time."
REPORTER: "You're really hopeful that the Concorde can fly to New York, because you have said today that you are against..."
STEIN: "Well, I think it's a fair statement to say that now the Concorde cannot meet the noise levels that we have sat in New York State now. I would hope, because I certainly know that a lot of jobs and a lot of money has been put in, and I would hope that the Concorde in the future could meet these regulations. As of now, they definitely do not meet our regulations."
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Background: New York State Assemblyman Andrew Stain spoke on Concorde's noise levels in London on Wednesday (17 February) following a visit to the Bristol plant where the supersonic aircraft is being built in cooperation with France. Mr. Stein is sponsoring an anti-noise Bill which could ban the jet from flying to New York.
Mr. Stein spoke to a reporter from the British Broadcasting Corporation, who asked if he thought Concords would come within his proposed legal noise limits, even though he hadn't yet heard the engines.