easyJet plans electric plane take-off by 2027

  Budget airline easyJet could be flying planes powered by batteries within a decade. It has announced a collaboration with US firm Wright Electric, which is developing an all-electric plane for short haul flights. easyJet claims the aircraft would save fuel and CO2 emissions by 15% as well as reduce the noise footprint by 50% […]

easyJet puts coating on planes to cut carbon emissions

easyJet has become the first commercial airline to trial a revolutionary nano-technology coating on its aircraft aimed at increasing fuel efficiency. The ultra-thin coating, already used on US military aircraft, is a polymer that cross links and bonds to the paint surface and only adds an estimated 4oz to the weight of the plane. The […]

Qantas in biofuel plant talks

Australian airline Qantas is said to be on the brink of signing a deal to build a biofuel plant in Australia to power its aircraft. Qantas is in talks with US-based company Solena, which is also in negotiations with easyJet, Ryanair and Aer Lingus about building a similar facility in Dublin. Solena last year clinched […]