Groupe ADP and Dassault Aviation join forces in support of sustainable aviation at Paris-Le Bourget airport

Dassault Aviation, its subsidiary Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) and Groupe ADP are joining forces to make Paris-Le Bourget airport a pioneer in sustainable aviation.

(Paris-Le Bourget, Saint-Cloud, Paris, February 1st, 2024) – Dassault Aviation, its subsidiary Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) and Groupe ADP are joining forces to make Paris-Le Bourget airport a pioneer in sustainable aviation.

The five-year agreement signed by Groupe ADP, Dassault Aviation and DFS strengthens their action in decarbonization at Paris-Le Bourget airport, in a number of areas including:

  • distribution and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF);
  • use of electric equipment for all ground operations (fueling, taxiing, towing, etc.);
  • use of geothermal power for airport buildings and hangars.

The agreement also contains a section aimed at boosting the airport’s attractiveness in its employment pool.

“At Dassault Aviation, we firmly believe that business aviation must lead the way in decarbonizing the aviation industry. Our aircraft are particularly well suited to integrating emission-reducing innovations. And our customers, who are mostly businesses, are backing us in this initiative. We are exploring several technologies, including SAFs which look very promising: our Falcon jets can already fly with fuel containing 50% SAF. However, only mixes with 30% are currently available in the market. We must therefore accelerate the process. Our agreement with Groupe ADP will contribute, by furthering our ambition to work together toward the most effective solutions, both in this area and in many others,” said Éric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.

“Decarbonizing aviation will begin with small aircraft, and will only be possible with the full involvement of the airport ecosystem. As infrastructure managers, we have a responsibility to accelerate, integrate, and encourage the use of new technologies that make the environmental transition possible. Paris-Le Bourget is the first airport in Europe to have a permanent double offering of sustainable aviation fuels. Around 3.2 million liters of SAF were sold in 2023. We are developing our facilities to enable our customers to electrify all of their ground operations. With Dassault Aviation, we are making an unprecedented commitment to see Paris-Le Bourget airport become a model of low-carbon operations, through the full-scale deployment of sustainable fuels and the electrification of all ground operations,” explained Augustin de Romanet, Chairman and CEO of Groupe ADP.


Groupe ADP develops and manages airports, including Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget. In 2022, the group handled through its brand Paris Aéroport 86.7 million passengers at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly, and nearly 193.7 million passengers in airports abroad. Boasting an exceptional geographic location and a major catchment area, the Group is pursuing its strategy of adapting and modernizing its terminal facilities and upgrading quality of services; the group also intends to develop its retail and real estate businesses. In 2022, group revenue stood at €4,688 million and net income at €516million.
Registered office: 1, rue de France, 93 290 Tremblay-en-France. Aéroports de Paris is a public limited company (Société Anonyme) with share capital of €296,881,806. Registered in the Bobigny Trade and Company Register under no. 552 016 628.

About Dassault Aviation

With over 10,000 military and civil aircraft (including 2,700 Falcons) delivered in more than 90 countries over the last century, Dassault Aviation has built up expertise recognized worldwide in the design, development, sale and support of all types of aircraft, ranging from the Rafale fighter, to the high-end Falcon family of business jets, military drones and space systems. In 2022, Dassault Aviation reported revenues of €6.9 billion. The company has 12,700 employees.
Dassault Aviation: 78, quai Marcel Dassault, 92552 Saint-Cloud Cedex 300, France. Head office: 9, rond-point des Champs Élysées–Marcel Dassault, 75008 Paris, France. Limited company with capital of €64,641,892.80 – Paris Trade and Companies Register (RCS) 712 042 456.

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