Business: Concorde: Yes

It can land in the U.S.—but . . .

After 16 months in the stack over the U.S., the British-French Concorde was cleared by the Federal Government for permanent landing last week—more or less. Transportation Secretary Brock Adams, fresh from a final go-ahead conversation with President Carter, said that the 16 Concordes already built or abuilding will be flagged past federal noise regulations that would have banned them. Any that follow will have to meet tougher noise standards yet to be drafted.

That may be an academic point. Local authorities can still block the...

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