Groupe ADP, Dassault join hands to support SAF at Paris-Le Bourget airport
Groupe ADP, Dassault Aviation and DFS announced that they have entered in a five-year agreement with to strengthen their action in decarbonization at Paris-Le Bourget airport.
The agreement covers a number of areas including distribution and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), use of electric equipment for all ground operations (fuelling, taxiing, towing, etc.) and use of geothermal power for airport buildings and hangars.
The agreement also contains a section aimed at boosting the airport’s attractiveness in its employment pool.
“At Dassault Aviation, we firmly believe that business aviation must lead the way in decarbonizing the aviation industry. Our aircraft are particularly well suited to integrating emission-reducing innovations. And our customers, who are mostly businesses, are backing us in this initiative. We are exploring several technologies, including SAFs which look very promising: our Falcon jets can already fly with fuel containing 50% SAF. However, only mixes with 30% are currently available in the market,” said Éric Trappier, chairman and CEO, Dassault Aviation.
“Decarbonizing aviation will begin with small aircraft, and will only be possible with the full involvement of the airport ecosystem. As infrastructure managers, we have a responsibility to accelerate, integrate, and encourage the use of new technologies that make the environmental transition possible,” said Augustin de Romanet, Chairman and CEO of Groupe ADP.
“Paris-Le Bourget is the first airport in Europe to have a permanent double offering of sustainable aviation fuels. Around 3.2m liters of SAF were sold in 2023.”