A British airline could bring a whole lot of new experiences for its passengers within the next decade!
EasyJet, a British airline that operates under the low-cost carrier model, is working with a manufacturing company to develop an electric plane. It will be more environment-friendly, quieter, and more importantly, cheaper. The manufacturer, with which the carrier is collaborating, is confident that it will be possible within the next 10 years.
The low-cost airline has aimed to operate its short-haul routes such as the flights from London to Edinburgh or Paris with the electric aircraft. Its partner company Wright Electric has been working to build a battery-powered plane. It will be suitable for flights that run less than two hours. Besides, the new planes will produce less noise and leave less carbon footprint.
Dame Carolyn McCall, the Chief Executive of easyJet, said that the aviation industry would gradually follow the automotive sector in terms of cutting emissions. He said that the venture helped him to envision the future of aviation sector without jet fuel. Ms McCall was also excited to be a part of such a great initiative.
Peter Duffy, the Chief Commercial Officer of the airline, said that electric technology has been growing in popularity. Besides, many countries have started taking initiatives against diesel combustion engines, which was quite unthinkable even a few years ago.
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Wright Electric, a U.S.-based company, is currently working with various airlines with the mission of developing electric aircraft. The company has already developed a two-seater prototype. It has a mission of manufacturing zero-emission short-haul planes in the next 20 years.