Nice-Paris flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel
Air France, TotalEnergies, the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis and the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport carried out a Nice-Paris flight powered at 30% by Fuel Aviation Durable (SAF).
The flight powered by SAF took place on October 3, during the Nice Transition Days, an international festival celebrating ecological innovations. This flight marks the end of the Transition Forum, an international economic conference organized over two days during the Nice Transition Days, the objective of which is to accelerate the transition to a more low-carbon future.
The flight, operated from France’s second largest airport, embodies the ambition shared by public and private companies to meet the major double challenge of decarbonizing air transport while continuing to support a dynamic economy and tourism industry in the regions. This common effort illustrates the need to come together to bring together economic and social imperatives and the energy transition.
After a first long-haul flight powered by the French manufacture SAF in May, this is a new achievement by Air France and TotalEnergies to support and develop the production of sustainable aviation fuel in France, an essential condition for its generalization in French airports.
The biofuel used for this flight was produced from waste and residues generated by the circular economy. It was manufactured by TotalEnergies from used edible oils in its biorefinery in La (Bouches-du-Rhône) and its plant in Oudalle (Seine-Maritime). The French-made SAF is ISCC-EU (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) certified by an independent body which guarantees its sustainability. The incorporation of 30% on the Nice-Paris flight made it possible to avoid the emission of 3 tonnes of CO2.