Easyjet’s ‘interesting’ futuristic uniforms for 2016

first_imgEasyJet is unveiling an interesting world first for the aviation industry by incorporating wearable technology – including LED messages with customers’ flight details – into cabin crew and engineers’ uniforms.The airline is set to trial the new look at the beginning of 2016 to mark its 20th anniversary and to improve communication and passenger safety procedures.         Read: EasyJet reviewThe cabin crew’s uniforms will be fitted with LEDs on the shoulders and illuminated hems to provide additional lighting. There will also be LEDs on the jacket lapels, displaying important information like fight numbers and destinations, and the crew will also have access to in-built microphones.The engineers’ uniforms will have LEDs in the jacket hoods to illuminate work areas, as well as an in-built camera which they can use to take a quick picture and send it over to another engineer for advice or assistance.Engineers’ jackets will also be fitted with an air quality sensor and barometer features to help staff monitor their work environment and create a map of air quality in different cities for passengers’ information.EasyJet staff collaborated with fashion tech company, CuteCircuit, to create the uniforms. The company is used to working with big names of which its list includes U2, Katy Perry and Nicole Scherzinger.Tina Milton, Head of Cabin Crew for easyJet, said: “Our crew’s primary concern is for the safety of all passengers so it is really exciting to be working on this pioneering new technology which could transform the capability of our uniforms, helping crew to be more easily identified in an emergency as well as helping them to provide great service to passengers.”Ian Davies, Engineering Director, added: “With features like the LED hood and video streaming and communications capability these designs offer practical solutions for engineers working on the ramp whilst enhancing safety at the same time.”EasyJet’s first flight went from Luton to Glasgow on November 10, 1995.The airline today flies more than 68 millions passengers to 137 airports in 31 countries and operates a whopping 788 routes across Europe.Today, to mark its 20th birthday, an easyJet plane was plastered with more than 100,000 photographs, largely passengers’ holiday snaps.Easyjet in flight product ratinglast_img

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