Airbus Enters Partnership for SAF - Smart Energy Decisions

GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  February 21, 2024

Airbus Enters Partnership for SAF

Airbus signed a strategic partnership to deal with the challenges of decarbonizing aviation through the use of sustainable aviation fuels.

Airbus signed the agreement with TotalEnergies to achieve net carbon neutrality of aviation by 2050.

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) supplied by TotalEnergies can reduce up to 90% CO2 emissions over their lifecycle compared to their fossil fuel equivalent. 

The partnership includes the following:

  • The supply by TotalEnergies of sustainable aviation fuels for more than half of Airbus’ needs in Europe and
  • A research and innovation program aimed at developing 100% sustainable fuels tailored to the design of current and future aircraft. The impact of the composition of sustainable aviation fuels on the reduction of CO2 emissions and non-CO2 effects, such as contrails, will also be studied.

TotalEnergies has been supplying the SAF used by Airbus for its aircraft deliveries in Toulouse since 2016, and the company also supplied the fuel for several first SAF flights with Airbus aircraft.


"Accelerating the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels is essential if we are to meet our targets for reducing carbon emissions from aviation by 2030,”  Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO, said in a statement. “This partnership between Airbus and TotalEnergies demonstrates the willingness of aerospace manufacturers and major energy producers and suppliers to work together to meet this challenge. We are determined to meet our decarbonisation targets and ensure that aviation can continue to play its valuable role for society in the future."

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