Air France and Airbus team for low emissions flight

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Air France is laying claim to the world's lowest CO² emissions commercial flight, after operating a service from Toulouse-Blagnac to Paris-Orly using a combination of 50% mix biofuel mix and new air traffic management technologies.

Airbus said the Air France Airbus A321 was able to demonstrate how CO2 emissions could be halved in comparison to a regular flight.

Using a 50:50 mix of conventional kerosene and bio-kerosene made from hydrogenated used vegetable oils, Air France said the flight also featured optimised flight procedures and a reduced on-board mass.

It added that the optimised flight path using a higher cruising altitude and continuous descent, resulted in 10% less CO² emissions than a traditional flight.