The Florentine politics fights on the new runway for the airport of Florence. ADF, the management company of the airport, few weeks ago said that the only sustainable solution was to build a new runway parallel to the highway A11. The Mayor of the city, Matteo Renzi (Democratic Party), agrees, but the president of the province, Andrea Barducci (Democratic Party), preferring the oblique runaway to the highway, also endosed by the governor of Tuscany Enrico Rossi (Democratic Party ).
In support of the hypothesis of the “parallel” runway Mayor Renzi has relied on environmental and operational reasons. Lately, also economic: “In the land necessary for the oblique runway should be built an estate settlements by Fondiaria. To give up these buildings, we may be forced to pay 30 million to Fondiaria: it’s a madness.”
The presidet Barducci does not agree: “Now we all know that that the Renzi’s statements was not justified by technical reasons, as we had been told so far, but only by the payment of compensation of 30 million by the municipality. If he dont’t pay for citizens, the environmental and social price of the new runway will be pay by the citizens of the all area. I don’t agree”. Barducci refers his statement to the potential fly over west of Florence areas for landings and takeoffs.
“The functionality, the winds, the minimum length, are all screens to hide the truth: the parallel runway responds purely to economic reasons – said Barducci -. But I do not bargain the health of people with 30 million. ” In Florence, local governments fights on the new runway for the airport since 30 years ago without having found a solution yet.
By the end of the month, ENAC (National Civil Aviation) will give an opinion on the different runways, then it will be up to the regional council to vote on the “perimeter” for the new runway, which must then be approved by the municipalities and built by ADF.