by Tiana May
25 Nov 2022
TotalEnergies, Groupe ADP and the Fédération Française Aéronautique (FFA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to install charging stations for electric aircraft at three airfields in the Paris Ile-de-France region.
The first phase of installation will take place in spring 2023, when four electric charging stations will be set up at Groupe ADP’s sites in Toussus-le-Noble, Etampes and Pontoise.
The self-service charging stations will be operated by TotalEnergies, which aims to facilitate and accelerate the deployment of electric aviation in France by adapting airport infrastructure.
“As a multi-energy company, our role is to provide our customers with solutions to help them meet their energy transition challenges. These first electric charging stations in France are a first step before a larger-scale deployment in France and Europe. The development of low-carbon electricity supply for electric aviation, which is an important factor in the decarbonisation of this mode of transport, is in line with TotalEnergies' ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, together with society.”
These stations will allow electric aircraft to easily recharge at the airport in approximately one hour.
This project will support the decarbonisation of the aviation industry and ensure airports in the Ile-de-France region are prepared for the future of electrified light aviation.
“This initiative is fully in line with Groupe ADP's desire to make Ile de France airfields the laboratories of the future sustainable aviation, while already providing concrete support for the electrification of light aircraft fleets, thanks to the deployment of new electric terminals, and of all ground operations. At all our airports, we are supporting the integration of clean energies to decarbonise aviation, including electrification, sustainable fuels and, in the future, hydrogen.”
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