Air France, TotalEnergies, the Metropole and the Airport of Nice Côte d’Azur have joined forces to operate a flight fuelled with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
Air France Flight 6235 was loaded with 30% SAF produced by TotalEnergies at its French plants.
After a first long-haul flight fuelled by French-made SAF in May, this latest development by Air France and TotalEnergies aims to further develop SAF production in France.
The biofuel used for this flight was produced from waste and residues generated by the circular economy. It was made by TotalEnergies at its biorefinery in La, Bouches-du-Rhône, and its plant at Oudalle, Seine-Maritime.
The French-produced SAF carries ISCC-EU certification (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) awarded by an independent body which guarantees its sustainability.
The 30% incorporation on the Nice-Paris flight will prevent the emission of 3 tonnes of CO2.
Christian Estrosi, mayor of Nice, chairman of the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur and deputy chairman of the Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur region, said: "I am delighted that Nice is seeing the first Nice-Paris flight fueled with 30% SAF, symbolizing the policy of transition towards decarbonized forms of transport. This technological innovation, which illustrates the ecology of the future that I so fervently hope to see, is a crucial advance in a sector which urgently needs to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases.”
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