easyJet and Airbus sign hybrid and electric aircraft research agreement

easyJet, and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) related to a joint research project on hybrid and electric aircraft. The MoU is an important step towards furthering the industry’s understanding of the operational and infrastructure opportunities and challenges of plug-in hybrid and full electric aircraft. easyJet and Airbus will cooperate on three distinct work packages set to define the impacts and the requirements necessary for the large-scale introduction of next generation sustainable aircraft on infrastructure and every-day commercial aircraft operations.    Commenting on the partnership, Johan Lundgren, CEO…

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easyJet to become the world’s first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights

easyJet has announced that it will become the world’s first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across its whole network. The airline will achieve this goal by offsetting the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all of its flights, starting today. easyJet will undertake carbon offsetting through schemes accredited by two of the highest verification standards, Gold Standard and VCS.  They will include forestry, renewable and community based projects. Carbon offsetting is only an interim measure while new technologies are developed, so the airline will continue to support…

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Clipper Teas Brings Organic and Fairtrade Teas to the sky with new Easyjet Deal

Clipper Teas, the natural and ethical brand owned by Wessanen UK, has taken its tea to new heights after securing a three-year agreement with easyJet through leading airline caterers, Gate Group. The new deal will see six organic teas from Clipper’s portfolio available to over 90-million passengers annually. English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Peppermint, Lemon & Ginger, Redbush and Pure Green will all be served on board from October 2018. Operating up to 1900 flights each day across 33 countries in Europe, easyJet passengers will now be able to sip on…

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