Air France operated its first long-haul flight powered with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) yesterday. Air France Flight 342 operated on the Airbus A350 flying from Paris, France to Montreal, Canada.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is a clean substitute for fossil jet fuels produced from sustainable resources such as waste oils from a biological origin, agri residues, or non-fossil CO2 which can slash carbon emissions.
Under the Green Deal policy European union aims by 2025 for all flights operating from Europe to use 5% SAF fuel. Starting next year all flights from France will be required to use 1% SAF fuel.
The Green fuel used for the Air France flight 342 was produced by Total at its Oudalle plant.