Since 17 September 2014 and until the end of 2015, Air France has been operating a weekly flight using biofuel on that route. These flights are operated by an Airbus A321 equipped with CFM56 engines and fueled by Farnesane biofuel (10% part of conventional jet fuel), produced by Total-Amyris from sugarcane and certified by the RSB *.
This operation illustrates Air France’s determination to create tomorrow’s travel experience with its customers and partners. By taking part in the research and implementation of technological innovations, Air France is reducing its carbon footprint and is helping to create more sustainable travel for the future, which is more responsible and more environmentally friendly.
This weekly flight is an opportunity for Air France to develop and test innovative products and services in the field of sustainable development, as well as those of its partners who share the same values. The operation is accompanied by an awareness campaign, together with a webseries available on social networks. It introduces the issues facing Air France in terms of sustainable development and the solutions for tomorrow’s responsible travel experience, in a fun and educational way.
Discover the latest episode of Lab’line For the Future on Air France’s YouTube channel.
* The RSB standard is built around twelve principles and criteria: 1. Legality, 2. Planning, Monitoring & Continuous Improvement 3. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) 4. Human & labour rights 5. Rural & Social Development, 6. Local Food Security 7. Conservation 8. Soil 9. Water 10. Air 11. Use of Technology, Inputs & Waste Management 12. Land rights.