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U.S., EU lock horns over hushkits.

EU member nation transport ministers put off adopting new rules limiting the introduction of hushkitted aircraft into the EU until the end of last month so that further discussions with the U.S. could take place. However, at this writing there was no sign the EU would alter its stance on the-noise ban. A spokesperson said: "The issue is of crucial importance for European citizens, who are increasingly protesting about noise levels around airports, which are often located close to densely populated urban areas" (ATW, 3/98, p. …

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