Although SAF has considered the most decisive ways to reduce CO2 emissions in the aviation industry, its production is currently very limited. SAF represented approximately 0.1% of global aviation fuel consumption in 2022. The corporate SAF program allows Air France-KLM to work with organizations to accelerate the production and use of SAF. SAF projects selected by Air France-KLM reduce CO2 emissions by at least 75% compared to conventional jet fuel on a life cycle basis.
AF-KLM GM (Indian Subcontinent) Claude Sarre said: “Decarbonisation of aviation poses several challenges, forcing the sector to collaborate with various stakeholders and look for innovative solutions to reduce its environmental impact. minimalize. We are proud to welcome Tata Communications to the Air France-KLM Corporate SAF program. This agreement is important for raising awareness and addressing sustainability challenges facing the aviation industry. Tata Communications is strongly committed to preserving the environment. We are happy to take the first step of this journey in India with them, to make flying more sustainable.”
Tata Communications VP and Head of Continental Europe Kim Bybjerg said: “With our pledge to be Net Zero by 2035, we are making a strategic change in our business travel for a sustainable planet. One of our initiatives is to adopt SAF to reduce our CO2 emissions. I am pleased to announce our relationship with Air France-KLM and other leading airlines through SAF use on selected routes. I believe our adoption of SAF will encourage employees and more organizations to travel sustainably.”
SAF is currently seen as one of the most promising levers for reducing CO₂ emissions from aviation. They are currently made from used cooking oil, waste or residues from agriculture and forestry. In the future, sustainable synthetic aviation fuels will also be available, made from hydrogen and carbon from the atmosphere.