Ruscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1567 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1368 times:
Lets not hear any more about Airbus being an environmentally friendly organisation.
I just read in F.I. that 300 acres of wetland of the River Elbe Hamburg have been reclaimed to build an A380 assembly building.
An added problem for Airbus is that this folly will be there for all to see one generation after another.
BlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1913 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1323 times:
Just like any generation, compromises must be made.
I am sure Airbus has established the money or land for at least 10 times the wetland they are using to be rehabilitated elsewhere.
Needless pollution and destruction is one thing. This is not that, this is progress. Instead of 2 747's pumping exhaust into the air, we have only one A380. That reduces pollution by a ton, and guess what, it forces to Boeing to make an even more fuel efficent and environmentally friendly aircraft.
Please consider the rest of the people in the world who will benefit from a reduction in pollution in the air they breathe before you cry foul. 300 localized wetlands are being used for something that will ultimetly hearld a new generation of fuel efficent and less polluting aircraft.
Please think of all of us around the world when you make such pointed statments as these.
PW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2485 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1243 times:
I don't think it was Airbus that wanted the wetland to be reclaimed. I think this was decided by the German authorities, and the Hamburg municipality in particular, who wanted to protect thousands of jobs.
From commercial perspective, Airbus much rather wanted this site to be at Toulouse to reduce logistical lines. So it might be somewhat shortsighted to blame Airbus and the A380 for this.
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