Air France: Cayenne, A220 and energy savings

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The airline company Air France will maintain in the spring of 2024 its link to the Guyana from Paris CDGhosted its 27th Airbus A220-300and signed with Perfecoa subsidiary of EDF, to reduce by 11% the power consumption of its industrial sites.

The change of Paris airport next winter for the connection of the French national company to the airport of Cayenne-Felix EboueSince CDG rather thanOrly, should be perpetuated next spring. According to the GDS consulted by AeroRoutes, the daily flight in Boeing 777-200ER can accommodate 28 passengers in Business class, 24 in Premium and 260 in Economy (312 seats) should from March 31, 2024 take off from Roissy at 11:00 a.m. to arrive at 3:00 p.m., and leave Guyana at 5:05 p.m. to land the next day at 6:30 a.m.

Air France is in direct competition on this axis with Air Caraïbes (which operates from Orly). The alliance company SkyTeam also lands in Cayenne from Martinique and Guadeloupe, and has just launched a new connection to Belém in Brazil (also extended).

On the fleet side, the 27th of 60 Airbus A220-300 of 148 seats firmly ordered by Air France (with 30 options and as many purchase rights), registered F-HPNB left Mirabel in Canada on July 20, 2023 for a flight of just over 7 hours to its base in Paris-CDG. Contrary to the precedents which had received names of great vintages, the plane would not have been baptized yet.

The airline has also signed a fourth collaboration since 2016 with Perfeco For reduce by 11% the overall electricity consumption of its industrial sites. The EFF subsidiary will “renovate the lighting system in the buildings of the airline’s Direction Générale Industrielle Nord in Paris-Charles de Gaullethe Inter-Company Restaurant of Paris-Orly and factory EOLE de Villeneuve-le-Roi”, a project 100% financed and carried out by Perfesco. This renovation of the lighting in its buildings “will allow Air France to reduce its energy consumption and the carbon footprint of its ground operations, while improving the well-being of its teams”.

Since May 2023, Perfesco teams have been working on the energy renovation of several Air France sites around the capital. This new project plans to “change and improve all the lighting, making a total of more than 8800 light points. Thanks to these developments, Perfesco will enable Air France to reduce its electricity consumption linked to lighting from 3 GWh to 1 GWh, ie a reduction of 70%; this represents a decrease of almost 11% of global electricity consumption of the company’s industrial sites. In total for the 4 projects, “nearly 15,000 light points on 3 major sites will have been renovated, thus avoiding the consumption of nearly 10 GWh of electricity per year”.

Air France “is doing everything possible to reduce the impact of its activities as quickly as possible”, underlines a press release. ” Reducing energy consumption – whether fuel or electricity – is at the heart of our action. Thanks to Perfesco, which finances, develops and deploys tailor-made energy reduction solutions, we will achieve very significant energy savings, of nearly 11% on the overall electricity consumption of the sites concerned”. With previous projects at our Air France Cargo and Air France Industries sites at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, we will have reduced our electricity consumption by nearly 10 GWh per year said Denis Mauffré of Air France’s Real Estate and Services Department.

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