Air France - KLM Romania and Trust Motors have signed the first contract for the production of sustainable aviation fuel

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Trust Motors has signed an agreement with Air France - KLM for the development of alternative aviation fuels, with the company taking an active role in reducing CO2. By investing in the airline's dedicated Corporate - SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) program, Trust Motors wants to contribute to the green transition of transportation in the aviation industry.


Sustainable aviation fuel

Through the SAF program, corporate customers Air France and KLM can estimate their CO₂ emissions associated with their trip, and then determine the annual participation they want to make in this program. Air France-KLM invests all its contributions in the supply and use of sustainable aviation fuel.

"The production of sustainable aviation fuel is very important in achieving global COO reduction targets. We are not alone in this effort to make our group's activities as environmentally friendly as possible, and the partnership with Trust Motors proves this. This agreement is the first signed in Romania and a good example for corporate customers of airlines around the world. I would like to thank once again the CEO of Trust Motors, Mr. Ștefan Andrei Iacob, for his involvement in this project ", said Răzvan Răduț, Country Sales Manager Romania for Air France-KLM, after signing the contract in Bucharest.

"The importance of ethics and responsibility in the business environment plays a key role in maintaining the sustainable development and success of companies. By investing in Air France-KLM's Corporate SAF program, we want to be actively involved in reducing the CO₂ emissions generated in our business travel. We are very happy to be the first company in Romania to join this program and we are confident that many more will follow. ”, said Stefan Andrei Iacob, CEO of Trust Motors.

Sustainable aviation fuels, fundamental pillars for reducing CO emissions2

The Air France-KLM Group has been involved in alternative fuels research and development programs for many years. In 2011, the two airlines were among the first to operate commercial flights with alternative fuels, demonstrating that it is possible to use other forms of energy than conventional ones. In this context, in February 2021, KLM operated for the first time in the world a passenger flight partly made of sustainably produced synthetic kerosene (on the route between Amsterdam and Madrid).

In 2020, Air France is committed to supporting six new production programs for such fuels in Europe, including environmentally friendly synthetic kerosene.

In May last year, Air France made its first long-haul flight with alternative fuel produced in France. The flight took off from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Montreal, with tanks filled for the first time with this kind of fuel produced from waste and residues from the circular economy. It can be incorporated into aircraft fuel without any engine modifications, and its use can reduce emissions by up to 85% compared to conventional fuel.

The main challenge today is to develop an industry centered around such fuels that will provide the necessary quantity for all aircraft and the ways in which corporate customers of Air France and KLM can contribute concretely to its support.

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