Wednesday, June 20

This would take a lot of carbon offsetting

Airbus have just sold one of their gigantic A380s.

Things haven't got quite so bad that that is news in itself - what makes this remarkable is that it has been bought as a private jet.

The BBC story quotes Airbus:
Airbus said the individual, "not from Europe or the US", would use the plane for "personal use for him and his entourage",

Which is a longwinded way of saying "we sold it to a Middle Eastern prince"

Prince Bandar's private plane will be ten years old next year. Coincidence?

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