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In 2019, civil aviation emitted nearly 2.4% of global CO2 emissions. Air travel has other impacts on the climate besides CO2 emissions. When they turn into clouds, white plane trails, composed of water vapor and soot, can also contribute to climate change. It is still difficult to accurately measure the impact of these effects. Aware of its responsibility in the face of this ecological emergency, Air France is taking action.

Reducing our CO₂ emissions

Kerosene is the principal source of our CO₂ emissions. To reduce them, we have put in place two actions: progressively use more sustainable aviation fuel, which emits less CO₂, and reduce our use of fossil fuel. 

New fuel options that emit less Co₂ 

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is a non-fossil fuel that reduces CO₂ emissions by an average of 80% over its life cycle. In the long run, SAF is one of the main ways of decarbonizing the airline industry. SAF offers the same levels of safety as kerosene, and does not compete with food production.

A reduced fuel consumption 

  • By modernizing our fleet with the latest generation aircraft, which consume up to 25% less fuel (i.e., 3 liters per 100 km per passenger).
  • By reducing the weight on board our aircraft with lighter materials and accessories to reduce our fuel consumption. One less kilo per aircraft on all the aircraft in the Air France fleet, this means 69 tons of CO₂ avoided per year.
  • By promoting ecopilotage or eco-responsible piloting. For example, we use a single engine when our aircraft are moving on the ground, and we adapt the trajectories of our aircraft in flight to optimize fuel consumption. This practice results in an average gain of 2 to 3% in fuel consumption and fewer CO₂ emissions.

 

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