Commercial, Sourcing Renewables - December 5, 2022
Air France-KLM Signs Agreement for SAF
Air France-KLM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TotalEnergies for the delivery of more than one million cubic meters/800,000 tons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) over a 10-year period beginning in 2023.
This sustainable aviation fuel will be produced by TotalEnergies at its biorefineries. It will be made available to Air France-KLM Group’s airlines, mainly for flights departing from France (in accordance with French legislation) and the Netherlands.
Sustainable aviation fuels reduce CO2 emissions by at least 80% on average over the entire lifecycle.
Air France-KLM has implemented a strict sourcing policy and is committed to purchasing only SAFs that do not compete with human food or animal feed, that are RSB or ISCC certified for sustainability, and that are not derived from palm oil.
Air France-KLM Group and TotalEnergies have been collaborating on the use of sustainable aviation fuel for nearly 10 years.
Over the last two years, TotalEnergies has also supplied SAF for a number of Air France-KLM Group commercial flights, including Air France’s first long-haul flight in May 2021 between Paris and Montreal, powered by 16 % SAF produced in France. In June 2022, several flights were operated by all of the Air France-KLM Group’s airlines as part of the Connecting Europe Days, powered by 30% SAF.
“Biofuel development is one of our Company’s strategic priorities. This new partnership with Air France-KLM exemplifies the excellence of industry and French aerospace in committing to a more sustainable aviation sector. By directly reducing the carbon intensity of the energy products used by our air transport customers, we are actively working with them to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, together with society,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies in a statement.