Carbon Trading May Provide Unintended Boon to Air Taxis

In screwing the large commercial carriers, the EU's carbon trading program may unintentionally end up giving air taxis an advantage. Aircraft under 7,500 kg are exempt. The Eclipse 500, a plane I think is perfect for an air taxi service, is well under this at 2,685 kg maximum takeoff weight.

It's not like my plan to destroy mass transportation really needed any help from the government, but oh well. At least they're not screwing the little guys this time, assuming the exemption actually ends up making it into the final law. Now we just need to continue work on making it safe to have lots more planes in the air.

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