easyJet invests in latest aircraft technology to achieve permanent carbon emission reductions across its entire fleet

easyJet has announced a multi-million-pound fleet-wide investment into the latest aircraft software which will help the airline to achieve substantial and permanent carbon emission reductions in the short-term by enabling the optimisation of aircraft descents. The fleet-wide introduction of Descent Profile Optimisation (DPO) alongside the Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) on all compatible aircraft will deliver fuel and therefore carbon reductions, as well as noise reductions for aircraft also equipped with CDA. By this time next year, once the retrofit is completed, easyJet will have the largest fleet of DPO and…

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London-based disabled entrepreneur wins funding from easyJet’s founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou

A London-based ‘tech for good’ founder has been announced as one of the winners of this year’s Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur Joseph Williams set up inclusive recruitment platform Clu, which aims to democratise the job market by helping organisations re-evaluate what it takes to do a job well and who is capable of doing it. He was awarded the prize of £10,000 presented by Sir Stelios’ Philanthropic Foundation, which has pioneered the awards for the past 13 years, in partnership with leading disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Sir Stelios…

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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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