easyJet signs agreement with Airbus to remove CO2 emissions from air


Thomas Haagensen at easyJet and Wouter Van Wersch at Airbus DACCS Contract Signing

easyJet on Monday entered in an agreement with Airbus to use its Airbus Carbon Capture Offer to remove CO2 emissions directly from the air using high powered extraction fans.

“Decarbonising … aviation is a huge challenge and we believe carbon removal will play an important role in addressing our residual emissions in the future, complementing other components to help us achieve our pathway to net zero,” Thomas Haagensen, Group Markets Director at easyJet said.

“Our ultimate aim is to achieve zero carbon emission flying and, as well as investing into important projects like direct air carbon capture technology, we are working with multiple partners – including Airbus – to accelerate the development of zero carbon emission aircraft technology.”

The Airbus Carbon Capture Offer uses Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS) to offer airlines worldwide carbon removal credits to advance their decarbonisation goals.

“This agreement demonstrates the airline’s willingness to extend its environmental commitment through Airbus’ Carbon Capture Offer. Initiatives such as this one underline Airbus’ commitment to decarbonisation solutions for our industry and to, bringing together airlines and industry players from all sectors in order to build a sustainable aviation ecosystem,” said Julie Kitcher, Executive Vice President Communications, Sustainability & Corporate Affairs at Airbus.

The DACCS technology filters and removes CO2 emissions directly from the air using high-powered extraction fans. Once removed, the CO2 is safely and permanently stored in underground reservoirs.

The CO2 emissions released into the atmosphere during aircraft operations cannot be directly eliminated at source but with DACCS, an equivalent amount can be extracted from the air.

The technology is complementary to other carbon reduction technologies such as the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).