Air France operates the first long-haul flight with sustainable air fuel (SAF) produced in France

Air France-KLM, Total, ADP Group and Airbus have joined forces to produce the first long-haul flight with sustainable air fuel (1), or SAF(“Sustainable Aviation Fuel”),produced in France.

Air France flight 342 took on May 18 at 3:40 p.m. from Terminal 2E at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport bound for Montreal, Canada, with the first time in its tanks durable air fuel produced by Total at its French plants.

This flight fulfills the common ambition of the four groups to decarbonize air transport and to develop a French sustainable air fuel production sector, which is essential for the generalization of their use in French airports.

Biofuels can be incorporated without any changes to the logistics of storage and distribution, aircraft or engines. Their gradual use on a global scale is expected to significantly reduce CO2 in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The biofuel used for this theft is derived from waste and residues from the circular economy. It was produced by Total from used cooking oils thanks to its biorefinery in La Mède (Bouches-du-Rhône) and its factory in Oudalle (Seine-Maritime), without resorting to any virgin oil of vegetable origin.

The aircraft was supplied with fuel using the first 100% electric fuel truck, developed in France with Total’s expertise, and all the runway equipment used by Air France was also fully powered by electricity.