Lighter seats on Easyjet flights
March 19th, 2013 by elisa

Easyjet aircraft, picture courtesy of Easyjet

Easyjet aircraft, picture courtesy of Easyjet

In an effort to improve efficiency, Easyjet is to use new lightweight seats and trolleys on all flights. 

The airline claims the new Recaro seats are 26% lighter than those currently installed and will improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. They will be fitted to all of the 14 new aircraft due to be delivered between now and the end of summer.

The lightweight trolleys will be used on all Easyjet aircraft from this April. An enlarged wing tip, named a sharklet, will also be put on new planes to make the wings more efficient.

Carolyn McCall, CEO of Easyjet said of the new seats: “As well as the fuel savings we really believe that passengers will notice the difference of the new, ergonomically designed seat which provides more space for passengers.”

Easyjet says the measures will save £2.7 million from the carrier’s £2.7 billion fuel bill.

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