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EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast  
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24911 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/4084475.stm

Unfortunaltly the lad died from a brain tumour earlier this year. He had been taking lessons at Newcastle Aero Club from the age of 10, passing it when he was 17.

A fitting tribute from easyJet in my opinion


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3563 times:

Very nice,It is nice that some people care.

Only 1 easyjet Aircraft will be named after someone.

What aircraft is it? Reg?

European
Jimmi


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=32279
That thread from September mentions G-EZJL.. not official though.

There's an article about Daniel here from January. He seemed so enthusiastic.. but it's nice of easyJet to do this..  Smile

Tom

[Edited 2004-12-10 20:49:46]

User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

Aircraft is GEZKE and arrived in newcastle today to be greeted by his parents.


That'll teach you
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

Just checked out that article Jaspike posted: Thats just a drawing a forum member made. The aircraft carries the name "Daniel Swaddle" in stylised writing just behind the cockpit windows, and there is also a silver plaque in the cockpit with his name on. Aircraft will carry the name for at least 12 months.

I saw this on BBC look north news, which can be viewed online at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/looknorthnecumbria/index.shtml

Just click "Look north 18:30" under watch latest edition in the centre of the page to view the broadcast.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

Nighthawk, that's why I said it wasn't official  Big grin

Tom


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24911 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

Pictures of the 737 now available here


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Very classy thing to do by Easyjet.

User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3057 times:

Rest in Peace Daniel Swaddle  Crying  Crying

That is so nice of EasyJet

airbusA346  Smile  Big thumbs up



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineSanthosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3025 times:

Once an aircraft if named, will it ever be changed due to any reason or will the name of the aircraft remain that same? I wish the Daniel's name aircraft remains that same for ever on the Easyjet aircraft.

George



Happy Landing
User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

Very nice thought of easyJet, Nice One Easy!!

Mark



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19193 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

Nice gesture by U2, but good advertising, too, what with it being in a major UK newspaper and all.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Pe@rson that was uncalled for, there is no way easyjet would do that for fucking advertising!!


http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4336 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

"there is no way easyjet would do that for fucking advertising!!"

If you know much about how big corporations/PR firms think and act, then the thought that Easyjet would name a jet after an accomplished deceased child in part to gain some good publicity should come as no surprise.



Live life to the fullest.
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24911 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Well, if it was Ryanair, they would have charged the parents to name the a/c


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19193 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Of course it was for publicity. If it was not, why would it have been publicised to the world at large? I wonder - to get publicity and for people to think 'how kind.' If U2 did it merely for a nice gesture, it would have been between the firm and the parents of the dead boy. As it was not, one can fairly conclude that advertising was of great importance in the decision to name the aircraft after someone.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24911 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Breaking News: easyJet have now decided to sue Pe@rson  Big grin


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

This is a nice tribute and some good PR for the firm, reaffirming that what they did was in good taste and probably something the late affectionado would have approved of. Many companies participate in corporate goodwill activities at a lower profile level, some preferring to remain anonymous entirely. Two wellknown programs of such sorts in the United States are the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Corporate Angel Network.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation serves children who have life threatening or terminal illnesses. If an ill child enrolled in their program has a wish that they can grant through a participating organization, they will make it come true for the child and their family. Publicity levels vary according to the wishes of the family and sponsor. American Airlines and its affiliates have participated in Make-A-Wish programs, donating transportation for the families to such destinations as Orlando-sometimes operating a dedicated flight solely for Make-A-Wish. The railroad museum that I worked for is a Make-A-Wish sponsor. One little boy's wish was to be an engineer. Our management and Make-A-Wish worked together and the little fellow got his wish-sitting at the throttle of a WWII vintage Alco RSD-1 and running it with the assistance of the real engineer. The only evidence of this wish, aside from the familie's memories is the plaque-mounted photograph that Make-A-Wish gave to the railroad to show their appreciation. It hangs in a prominent location in the crew room at our crew terminal.

The other program that I mentioned, Corporate Angel Network, is supported by a number of Fortune 500 corporate flight departments. It was formed by some good folks in corporate aviation who realised that they could make a difference by giving patients who need to travel long distances for medical care a lift when they had empty seats. A CAN participating aircraft sends its flightplans to the CAN dispatch office and identifies how many vacant seats it will have. The dispatch office then matches the aircraft's planned route and available seating to their needs. Thus a patient in need of transportation to/from treatment gets the care they need and the aircraft operator gets the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping to save lives at no extra cost to anyone.



"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19193 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

'easyJet have now decided to sue Pe@rson.'

Bring it on! As a budding lawyer, I will happily accept the challenge. My dentist, though, wasn't so pleased when he lost.  Wink/being sarcastic



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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