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Europe, Nov 19 (Canadian-Media): An announcement was made today by easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, that it will become the world’s first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across its whole network. media reports said.
easyJet added that to achieve this goal, the airline will will continue to support innovative technology, including the development of hybrid and electric planes, working with others across the industry to reinvent and de-carbonise aviation over the long-term by undertaking carbon offsetting through schemes accredited by two of the highest verification standards, Gold Standard and VCS.
“Climate change is an issue for all of us. At easyJet we are tackling this challenge head on by choosing to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all of our flights starting today...I am therefore delighted that we have also announced today a new electric plane partnership with Airbus...Aviation will have to reinvent itself as quickly as it can," Johan Lundgren, easyJet’s CEO, said.
As part of this goal, easyJet and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and will cooperate to define the requirements needed for the large-scale introduction of next generation sustainable aircraft.
easyJet also aims to stimulate innovation in carbon reduction by supporting the development of technologies to enable hybrid electric and electric planes and carbon capture technologies.
easyJet also plans to encourage both governments and industry to focus in this area, most notably on airspace efficiency improvements to reduce emissions, for example through tax incentives.
All of this will build on easyJet’s existing carbon reduction programmes, which include: transitioning our fleet to increasingly more modern, fuel efficient planes; flying them in order to avoid noise and an unnecessary use of fuel; and maximising passenger loads as much as possible.
easyJet is also taking measures to rapidly reduce waste and single-use plastic usage at the company and within its supply chain.