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#1 Basically, the EU is making a so-called carbon tax, and extending their jurisdiction outside their airspace. That will not fly. A global shakedown. They are playing a big game of chicken, but hats off to China for calling them on it.
Now the EUniks are trying to create a crisis and drag ICAO into it so it can be a worldwide taxing scheme. Pretty blatant to anyone but an idiot.
The EU needs a smackdown and I think one is coming, starting with China. Wonder how Russia feels about all this nonsense.....
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-06-13 16:25||
#2 Good on China. I wish our feckless leaders had the spine to do that.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-06-13 19:35||
#3 reading ICAO pressers, they are siding w/ China, in that the airspace over a country belongs to that country. they are NOT completely dismissing the carbon shakedown tax, however. only the outside the EU borders part.
the really funny part is that Airbus is going to be screaming really loud since China is a heavy hitter in the new aircraft market and both EADS and Boeing have new a/c to market, the A320neo and 737Max. the neo also has a 1000+ backlog, so Boeing could supply the new airframes quicker.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2012-06-13 23:27||