So, it was quite pleasing to hear the issue brought down to monosyllables, and by none other than Allan McArtor, the former FAA administrator who is now chairman of Airbus Americas.
McArtor explained why airlines are such an easy target for the authorities during the American Bar Association’s
air and space law forum in Washington the other day.
Farm animals and their methane emissions may pollute more than airlines, McArtor says, but the big difference is “cow farts don’t leave contrails!”
(The author of this post is a veteran aerospace reporter who declined to be identified).