• Short Summary

    Information about the Anglo-French supersonic airliner Concorde's sonic booms and other ecological problems will be exchanged with the American Boeing company under an agreement signed in Paris yesterday (October 6th).

  • Description

    Information about the Anglo-French supersonic airliner Concorde's sonic booms and other ecological problems will be exchanged with the American Boeing company under an agreement signed in Paris yesterday (October 6th).

    In non-technical language, the two sides will pool information on engine noise, sonic booms and air pollution caused by supersonic airliners, which are currently under attack from people who fear they will pollute the environment.

    The contract was signed by M. Henri Ziegler on behalf of the French Aero-Spatiale state-owned company, Mr. Gordon Hanby, commercial director of the Filton Division of the British Aircraft Corporation ( joint manufacturers of the Concorde ) and Mr. E.H. Boullioun, a vice-president of the Boeing company.

    M. Ziegler said the three companies had agreed to join forces in combatting any criticism which they considered invalid.

    Reporting on the Concorde, he said it was expected to reach March 2 - or twice the speed of sound - before the end of this year. Air certification of the airliner was expected by 1973 and it was hoped that it would be in commercial service early in 1974.

    The Concorde has a five-year lead over its rival, the Boeing 2707, but the American airliner will be larger and probably faster.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2U22IPFGLK5EZ8WV0AQHJDD8Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA2U22IPFGLK5EZ8WV0AQHJDD8Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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