Gonzot From France, joined Jul 2004, 9 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2535 times:
google-translated news of the French Press Agency :
FRANKFURT (Germany), Nov. 25 (AFP): The Airbus airframe manufacturer chooses temporarily Toulouse to accomodate the center of final delivery of A380, fault of being able to install it as envisaged in Hamburg because of a conflict with residents of the German site, it announced Thursday.
The subsidiary company of European group EADS made this decision because of a legal conflict with local residents of the city of the north of Germany, who oppose the extention of a test track of the local factory Airbus.
However the lengthening of this track is necessary if Airbus wants as envisaged to install in the Hanseatic city the "center of delivery" of sound very large transport aircraft.
It is about an infrastructure making it possible to accomodate the customers who come to test the planes before taking delivery of their orders.
This center will be able at the height to employ to 100 people production of A380, in 2008.
Airbus will make its final decision on the localization at the latest at mid the 2006.
If the legal conflict in progress in Hamburg is then regulated, the construction of the center will be able to begin and it will start to function running in [no date in the news ??]
In this case of figure, Airbus, which envisages to deliver its first A380 to semi-2006, will do it starting from Toulouse while waiting to be able to use the infrastructure of Hamburg.
"the problem of the lengthening of the track does not arise in Toulouse, where it is already rather long since it accomodated in particular flights of supersonic Concorde," explained a spokesman of Airbus.
This provisional solution could "become final" if the situation is not resolved in the Hanseatic city, it warned.
"the ideal case of figure would be of course that very arranges itself before 2006 and that the construction of the center in Germany starts as quickly as possible", has it says.
In addition to the final delivery, the site of Hamburg is also in charge of the construction of the nose sections and back of the fuselage of A380, as well as completions (painting, installation of the armchairs, installations interior).
JoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2298 times:
A labor union spoukesman of the Hamburg factory said that they have a guerantee from Airbus that after rhe runway extension is constructed - expected for 2007 - they will open the delivery center there.
This time Hamburg hopes that a condemnation gets through. The last time it was rejected because the public benefit for a condemnation wasn't appropriate enough argued. It is said that Airbus will give this time some additional job guarantees to underline their public benefit.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2265 times:
JoFMO - a condemnation? "Verurteilung"? I think you meant a confiscation (Beschlagnahmung), or... not sure if this is the right term... an expropriation (Enteignung).
Gonzot, believe me - it might be a French hobby as well, but the Germans, too, have perfected this almost to an artform... complaining about unemployment and the bad economy, but resisting just about anything that could improve either (or both) thing(s).
Quite sad to see... although, in this case, at least some of the people protesting against the expansion have actually lived there before Airbus started making planes there, so they are on a much better level than the, more or less, typical person protesting against airport noise, who moved close to the airport while it was already not only in existance but being used extensively.