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Us Transport Secretary frustrated over EU 'hushkit' ban talks.


US Transportation Secretary, Rodney Slater, said he was getting frustrated with the effort in reaching a compromise on Europe's aircraft noise law phasing out certain engine mufflers.

From 4 May a European Union legislation comes into force which would phase out aircraft fitted with engine mufflers known as 'hushkits'.

According to the US these aircraft meet current international standards and the new law discriminates against US aircraft.

Slater said that suspension of part of the law applying to non-EU countries was not sufficient.

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Date:Apr 7, 2000
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