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Airbus boss Guillaume Faury criticizes Europe's corona management

2021-03-05T11:23:15.053Z

The pandemic is having a massive impact on the aviation industry, but Airbus boss Guillaume Faury, 53, is more optimistic again: The crisis can be mastered, Chinese companies are far from being competitors - and from 2035 hydrogen will be flown in a climate-friendly manner.



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Cabin of the Hungarian airline Wizz Air in Budapest.

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SPIEGEL:

Mr. Faury, how often do you currently fly?

Faury:

I fly about twice a week within Europe and within France.

Sometimes a little more.

SPIEGEL: But

then surely in a private jet instead of an airliner?

Faury:

Most of the time it's scheduled flights.

Today I actually flew in a private jet, as Berlin is quite difficult to reach from Toulouse due to the current restrictions on air traffic.

SPIEGEL:

Can you understand why people are afraid to get on a plane?

Faury:

Of course I can understand this feeling, but I think the fear is unfounded.

The ventilation on board, the filtering, the air exchange are efficient and safe.

This has been shown by all the possible analyzes that we have carried out.

What remains is the problem of droplets when someone coughs or sneezes on the plane.

That is why there is an obligation to wear a mask.

In short: the aircraft is a safe place, even in Corona times, especially with a mask.

Studies by renowned institutes such as Harvard confirm this.

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