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Airbus and TotalEnergies sign strategic partnership for sustainable aviation fuels

A319neo flight test aircraft refueled with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (image credit: Airbus)

Airbus and TotalEnergies have signed a strategic partnership to address the challenges of decarbonising aviation through sustainable aviation fuels.

In line with the objective of achieving net carbon neutrality of aviation by 2050, this partnership aims to contribute to the reduction of the sector’s CO2 emissions, in which Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) play a key role.

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

Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies, said: “The development of sustainable aviation fuels is at the heart of our Company’s transition strategy.

“We are happy to form a strategic alliance with Airbus to play our part in meeting the challenge of aviation decarbonization together.

“TotalEnergies has been working hard to respond to the sector’s new demand for a reduced carbon footprint.

“Our Company has set itself a target of 1.5 million tons of annual SAF production by 2030”.

Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO, said: “Accelerating the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels is essential if we are to meet our targets for reducing carbon emissions from aviation by 2030.

“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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