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EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sat Dec 11, 2004 3:50 am

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
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sat Dec 11, 2004 4:27 am

Very nice,It is nice that some people care.

Only 1 easyjet Aircraft will be named after someone.

What aircraft is it? Reg?

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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sat Dec 11, 2004 4:49 am

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

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[Edited 2004-12-10 20:49:46]
 
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sat Dec 11, 2004 5:02 am

Aircraft is GEZKE and arrived in newcastle today to be greeted by his parents.
 
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sat Dec 11, 2004 5:08 am

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.
 
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sat Dec 11, 2004 5:12 am

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

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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sat Dec 11, 2004 8:35 pm

Pictures of the 737 now available here
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusi

Sat Dec 11, 2004 10:51 pm

Very classy thing to do by Easyjet.
 
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sat Dec 11, 2004 11:27 pm

Rest in Peace Daniel Swaddle  Crying  Crying

That is so nice of EasyJet

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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sun Dec 12, 2004 12:03 am

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.

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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sun Dec 12, 2004 1:42 am

Very nice thought of easyJet, Nice One Easy!!

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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sun Dec 12, 2004 2:23 am

Nice gesture by U2, but good advertising, too, what with it being in a major UK newspaper and all.
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sun Dec 19, 2004 4:17 am

Pe@rson that was uncalled for, there is no way easyjet would do that for fucking advertising!!
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:24 am

"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.
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:26 am

Well, if it was Ryanair, they would have charged the parents to name the a/c
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:34 am

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.
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:44 am

Breaking News: easyJet have now decided to sue Pe@rson  Big grin
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusi

Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:55 am

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.
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RE: EasyJet 737 Named After Young Aviation Enthusiast

Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:15 am

'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
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