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Did you know, at easyJet we are committed to reducing our environmental impact?
This series takes a closer look at some of the many ways we are helping and investing to support this.
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Changing the future of travel
Have you ever imagined boarding a plane that’s powered by electricity or hydrogen?.. Well, we’re looking to make that a reality.
Through a partnership with Wright Electric, who specialises in zero-emission technology, and a partnership with Airbus, the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, easyJet is helping to pave the way towards operating zero emissions flights.
This means that from as early as the mid-2030s, a flight within a range of 800 miles could be on a hydrogen-electric or hydrogen powered aircraft. This could include popular city connections such as London to Barcelona.
How will it work?
Well, Wright Electric is developing propulsion technology for its aircraft that could be powered by either batteries or hydrogen. Whereas Airbus is looking at an engine powered by hydrogen combustion through modified gas turbine engines and hydrogen fuel cells. For more tech talk, head to the Wright Electric and Airbus websites to learn about their concept planes of the future.
We bring over 25 years of experience to our respective partnerships with Wright Electric and Airbus , sharing our specialist insight and perspectives into the industry as well as routings, network, scheduling, engineering and maintenance, among other topics, as a leading short haul carrier.
Did you know flight testing is on the horizon? Wright Electric will be ground testing the electric motor to verify its performance characteristics this year. After that, the plan is for flight testing of the motor in 2023.
Take a look at some of the other projects in the Travel Better series; such as our new Recycled Crew & Pilot Uniforms, or how we are helping empower local forest communities and protect against deforestation in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains. Also, find out more about how we're leading the industry on sustainable travel.