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easyJet launches competition for children to design a zero-emission passenger plane

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Dana Ermolenko
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easyJet, which became the world’s first major airline to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all its flights in 2019, is now launching a competition to challenge the brightest young minds to design their vision for future flying - a zero-emission passenger plane. 

The competition is calling on school children up and down the UK, aged from 7 – 16 to design a passenger plane for travelling across Europe, powered by a sustainable energy source. 

The airline, which is helping to pave the way towards operating zero-emission flights, has launched the competition to engage younger generations and inspire them to become part of the revolution of future air travel as aircraft designers and engineers.

The competition is calling on school children up and down the UK, aged from 7 – 16 to design a passenger plane for travelling across Europe, powered by a sustainable energy source.  

The airline, which is helping to pave the way towards operating zero-emission flights, has launched the competition to engage younger generations and inspire them to become part of the revolution of future air travel as aircraft designers and engineers.  

The competition has launched just in time for UK half-term. Families flying with easyJet over the holidays are encouraged to pack their pencil cases, for kids to take inspiration from their flight for their design and help parents keep them occupied on board. 

All designs will be judged by an esteemed panel representing world class experts in flying, sustainability, design and zero-emission technology.  

EasyJet’s First Officer Debbie Thomas, who is also an engineer and zero-emission aircraft modeller will be joined on the panel by easyJet’s Director of Sustainability Jane Ashton;  Glenn Llewellyn from aircraft manufacturer Airbus who is currently leading their zero-emission aircraft programme; Jeff Engler, CEO of Wright Electric which is developing a zero-emission short-haul plane; and world-famous automotive transportation designer Frank Stephenson, best known for his iconic car designs for MINI and Fiat 500, as well as recent innovative work designing electric flying vehicles. 



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