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easyJet sees fourfold increase in interest for pilot careers through its career website

easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 WL G-EZOT (msn 6680) ORY (Jacques Guillem). Image: 938756.

easyJet (UK) has made this announcement:

Following the airing of the two part ITV documentary, easyJet: Inside the Cockpit, easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has seen a significant increase in interest from budding pilots to its careers website.

Visits to its careers page at easyJet.com increased to over 28,500 across both episodes during the two hours in which they were broadcast compared to typical user figures of 7000 visits for a similar two hour period. The number of woman registering interest in its Amy Johnson initiative has also risen substantially. The last episode of the series was broadcast last night on ITV 1.

easyJet’s Amy Johnson Flying Initiative aims to tackle an industry wide stereotype – by 2020, 20% of its entrant cadets will be female having already doubled it over the last two years.

easyJet currently employs over 3000 pilots and earlier this year, in its largest pilot recruitment drive, easyJet opened a campaign called “For the love of Flying” to attract up to 450 new pilots.

easyJet’s Amy Johnson initiative

Only 3% of commercial airline pilots worldwide are female and only 450 of them have achieved the rank of captain* – which means every female captain could fit onto an A380 aircraft.  In the year ending September 2015, women made up 6% of easyJet’s new pilot intake and 5% of its total pilot community.

In October 2015 easyJet launched its Amy Johnson Flying Initiative with the aim of doubling the number of female new entrant pilots to 12% over two years.  The initiative was really successful with over 600 applicants and so easyJet was able to achieve the 12% target in year one – recruiting 33 female new entrant pilots.  These women have either started to fly with easyJet or are assigned to courses due to start in the coming weeks.

Encouraged by this success, easyJet has now set itself a more stretching target of ensuring that 20% of new entrant cadet pilots recruited by easyJet in 2020 are female.  Based on current recruitment plans this would mean that easyJet would be recruiting around 50 female pilots a year which will really start to change the face of the industry. This is a long term strategy, which is hoped will eventually lead to easyJet recruiting, retaining and developing many more female pilots.

Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 WL G-EZOT (msn 6680) ORY (Jacques Guillem). Image: 938756.

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easyJet forecasts a series of technological milestones in 2018

easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 WL G-EZOT (msn 6680) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 930892.

easyJet (UK) has forecast reaching a number of key milestones in technological initiatives over the next 12 months.

Half of easyJet’s fleet is now Airbus A320 aircraft (above) following a program of up-gauging from 150-seat A319s to the larger aircraft, which have up to 186 seats, as well as a number of aircraft acquired which were previously operated by Air Berlin. By spring, the airline’s entire fleet will surpass 300 aircraft.

The airline will take delivery of its first A321neo in July, which will contribute towards easyJet’s initiative to decarbonise and quieten aviation. Further deliveries in 2018 will bring the number of neo aircraft in the fleet to 28 by the end of the year which provide 15% savings in CO2 emissions and a 50% reduction in noise compared to the aircraft they replace.

easyJet will continue to showcase the neo aircraft and its innovative environmental and cost efficient features at roadshows at the airline’s bases around the UK and Europe. Having already exhibited the aircraft in Amsterdam, the airline will also visit London Gatwick, Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester and Liverpool; Barcelona, Geneva, Milan Malpensa and Paris Orly.

easyJet will also continue to work alongside US-based start-up and electric aircraft pioneer Wright Electric on their development of an all-electric commercial aircraft and expects to launch the first flight of a hybrid nine seat aircraft within the next 12 months.

A new video produced by Wright Electric shows the progress of this pioneering project, demonstrating contra-rotating propeller technology which is one of the innovations driving Wright Electric’s development of electric aviation. This concept was invented over a century ago and is a more efficient means of propulsion. Electric motors will be able to deliver this more easily than jet engines and it will be a crucial element of Wright Electric’s all-electric passenger aircraft.

Johan Lundgren, easyJet’s Chief Executive Officer commented:

“Our aim is for easyJet to go from strength to strength in 2018. I’m incredibly pleased that the hard work and energy of our people will enable easyJet to achieve a number of technological and environmental milestones in 2018.

“Our newest Airbus neo aircraft will continue to reduce our carbon and noise footprints, which have already been reduced by 38% and 50% respectively since 2000, compared to current aircraft.

“Our partnership with Wright Electric will reach a number of milestones in the development of an all-electric commercial passenger aircraft and towards a future which isn’t wholly reliant on jet fuel.”

Jeffrey Engler, CEO of Wright Electric commented:

“Working with easyJet to develop the next generation of air travel is a powerful validation of our technology approach. We’re incredibly excited to be reaching the first significant milestone in this pioneering project towards developing and commercialising our electric aircraft for the large and growing short-haul flight markets.

“easyJet’s impressive team continues to provide valuable insights to our engineers about the critical aspects required to run a successful airline, from maintenance to revenue management, and we look forward to reaching further milestones in the years ahead.”

Top Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 WL G-EZOT (msn 6680) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 930892.