In the United States, the chairman of the Boeing Company, Mr. William Allen, said on?
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SOF STARTS: " I feel that the...
SOF ENDS: "..on the low side."
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 10: ALLEN: "I feel that the Government, Congress in particular, and the American people must face realities. We are dealing with a programme of great magnitude and involving large amounts of money. Such a programme cannot be turned on and off, like a spiggot. You, of necessity, incurred large costs and you interfere with the process that has been going on now really for about twelve years we have been working on this. So, yes, I fervently hope that this will succeed. But it should be with the realisation of what is involved and a determination to see it through to a final conclusion and a great aeroplane...which we are convinced it will be."
REPORTER: "How much cost do you think it would be just to get things going again?"
ALLEN: "It could well run between, it could be between a half and a billion, a billion dollars. Now hopefully it would not amount to that much. But I would rather be on the high side than I would on the low side."
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Background: In the United States, the chairman of the Boeing Company, Mr. William Allen, said on Thursday (13 May) that it may cost up to a billion U.S. dollars (40 million sterling) for his firm to restart work on America's supersonic transport (SST) programme -- given an new lease of life by the House of Representatives on Wednesday (12 May).
Following the lead of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted 13 to 7 against a move to delete the SST's financial allocation from the Supplemented Appropriations Bill.