The heat looks to be getting turned up on the EU (European Union) as six European airlines and Airbus have banded together to ‘urge’ the EU to stop their newly enacted Carbon Emissions Trading Tax:
‘Plane maker Airbus, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Air France, Air Berlin and Iberia have written to the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Spain to warn them about its economic consequences, said the source. They argued that the tax represented an unacceptable threat to activities in their sector, the source added. Their initiative was first revealed late Sunday in the Financial Times.’
This comes after Airbus’ parent company EADS accused the Chinese government of blocking their nations’ airlines from purchasing Airbus planes.
The EU Carbon tax puts a limit on the amount of emissions airliners can emit in European airspace before paying extra taxes.
The EU commission has repeatedly said that although they are open to discussion they will not suspend the tax.
Over 26 countries oppose the tax including United States, China and Russia.
We will update when we can confirm this story.
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