Vicenza wrote:lightsaber wrote:Limit CO2 by mandating grown fuel. Bans are cludgy at best. As an aviation fan and an engineer, I look for solutions, not "just stop" or heavy taxes.
e.g., how will electric aircraft be allowed under this ban? When those aircraft are available, why not allow them?
Is this not somewhat getting ahead of things though? We are a very long way away from electric aircraft so find it strange that you are introducing them into this situation. I would imagine that when they eventually arrive they would not be included. I have great respect for your posts in general, but in this thread, I find it a bit perplexing that you are constantly going of in various tangents to the actual situation.
Once service stops, it is much more expensive to restart. I strongly disagree with this ban as it will probably result in some French airports losing service which will be a permanent loss for aviation.
I'm all for rail service, but something is wrong when they must ban the competition.
While we can agree electric aviation is a few years away, it should also be agreed it is not decades away.
Will electric aircraft be included in the future? That requires hiring lawyers to advocate and I see no business case if the service is already shut down as there won't be a business case to start up operations from scratch.
Customers are rational. Perhaps it is my American attitude to relocate for business needs (I have lived in 4 regions of the USA). It is my opinion the unintended consequences of this policy are not minor and will cost jobs. If I have done a poor job expressing so that it just seems like tangents, that is on me. I believe this ruling ends small city regional aviation in France and due the costs to initiate service, I see no future recovery. As an aviation fan, I disagree with that.