EasyJet adds to green credentials

European airline easyJet has outlined a strategy to progressively de-carbonise and reduce noise from aviation operations.

A collaboration with US company Wright Electric will support the goal for short haul flights to be operated by all-electric planes. 
Wright Electric has set itself the challenge of building an all-electric commercial passenger jet capable of flying passengers across easyJet’s UK and European network within a decade. 
The new A320 neo aircraft will bring significant environmental and operational benefits including a reduced noise footprint of 50 per cent on take-off and landing, providing a benefit to airport neighbourhood communities. 
The carrier is also introducing electric, 'towbarless' aircraft tugs and confirmed a partnership with Safran to trial e-taxi hydrogen fuel cell technology in the coming months in what will be a revolutionary zero emissions taxiing system for its aircraft. 
Since 2000, easyJet says its emissions have reduced by over 31 per cent per passenger kilometre. It has a carbon emissions target of 72 grams by 2022, which would be a 10 per cent reduction from today’s performance and a 38 per cent improvement on 2000.
 Finally, the carrier has confirmed it will offer in-flight entertainment for the first time with ‘Air Time’- offering passengers prime time content on their devices for free.

EasyJet adds to green credentials

European airline easyJet has outlined a strategy to progressively de-carbonise and reduce noise from aviation operations.

A collaboration with US company Wright Electric will support the goal for short haul flights to be operated by all-electric planes. 
Wright Electric has set itself the challenge of building an all-electric commercial passenger jet capable of flying passengers across easyJet’s UK and European network within a decade. 
The new A320 neo aircraft will bring significant environmental and operational benefits including a reduced noise footprint of 50 per cent on take-off and landing, providing a benefit to airport neighbourhood communities. 
The carrier is also introducing electric, 'towbarless' aircraft tugs and confirmed a partnership with Safran to trial e-taxi hydrogen fuel cell technology in the coming months in what will be a revolutionary zero emissions taxiing system for its aircraft. 
Since 2000, easyJet says its emissions have reduced by over 31 per cent per passenger kilometre. It has a carbon emissions target of 72 grams by 2022, which would be a 10 per cent reduction from today’s performance and a 38 per cent improvement on 2000.
 Finally, the carrier has confirmed it will offer in-flight entertainment for the first time with ‘Air Time’- offering passengers prime time content on their devices for free.