AVIATION: Noise to Live With

To airmen flying into Washington last week for the Air Force Association's jet age conference, one big problem came up even before they arrived. A belt of bad flying weather across the entire Eastern U.S. and an outmoded air traffic control system delayed hundreds of delegates and touched off complaints about the nation's aerial traffic jam.

On the need for electronic traffic controls over U.S. skyways, there was complete agreement. But no quick solution was put forward for one of the newest and knottiest problems of the jet age: noise. Both Boeing...

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