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TotalEnergies, Groupe ADP and Fédération Française Aéronautique (FFA) Agree to Install Charge Points for Aircraft at Paris Area Airfields

TotalEnergies, Groupe ADP and Fédération Française Aéronautique (FFA)  have agreed to install charge points for electric aircraft at three Paris region airfields to support the aeronautical industry's decarbonization, specifically through the electrification of light aircraft.
The partnership will initially focus on installing, for the first time, four charge points next spring at the Toussus-le-Noble, Etampes and Pontoise airfields managed by Groupe ADP. This solution will help reduce noise pollution at the airfields.

Representatives from TotalEnergies, Groupe ADP and Fédération Française Aéronautique signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on November 23, 2022 in Toussus-le-Noble. From left to right: Jean-Luc Charron (FFA), Edward Arkwright (Groupe ADP) and Thierry Pflimlin (TotalEnergies).

The self-service charge points will facilitate pilots' initial flights between two airfields and make it possible for aircraft based on site to recharge quickly and easily, in just one hour. 

"This initiative is fully aligned with Groupe ADP's drive to make its Paris-area airfields test labs for the sustainable aviation of the future, while taking practical steps to support the electrification of light aircraft fleets with the deployment of new charge points, as well as all ground operations. At all our airports, we are engaged in integrating clean energies to decarbonize aviation, be it through electrification, sustainable aviation fuel and, further out, hydrogen," said Edward Arkwright, Deputy CEO of Groupe ADP. 

"FFA is already involved in numerous initiatives to promote electric aviation in France through its Fab Lab at the Toussus-le-Noble airfield and hands-on solutions to enable the use of electric aircraft, notably models made by Pipistrel, the only manufacturer in the world with a certified aircraft as we sign today’s Memorandum of Understanding. The installation of these dedicated charge points will make it possible to carry out the initial flights needed to obtain a private pilot license and go beyond the scope of local flights," said Jean-Luc Charron, Chairman of FFA. 

As with the network of charge points for electric vehicles, TotalEnergies' objective is to facilitate and accelerate the deployment of electric aviation in France, initially by adapting airfield infrastructure. TotalEnergies will contribute its know-how in deploying charge point solutions and supplying low carbon electricity to support its customers in their transformation. The charge points will be operated by TotalEnergies. 

"As a multi-energy company, our role is to provide our customers with solutions that support them in their energy transition. These first charge points in France are a prelude to broader deployment in France and the rest of Europe. Developing the supply of low carbon electricity for electric aircraft – an important avenue in decarbonizing aviation – is fully in line with TotalEnergies' ambition to get to net zero by 2050, together with society," said Thierry Pflimlin, President Marketing & Service at TotalEnergies. 

TotalEnergies and Aviation

TotalEnergies is one of the leading aviation fuel suppliers in France, the rest of Europe and Africa, providing refueling services to nearly 280 airlines in more than 300 airports worldwide. The Company proposes a full range of products (SAF, Jet A-1, Avgas) and services tailored to each type of customer: business or leisure flights, aviation industry, airports, airlines, etc. 

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, clean, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people. 

TotalEnergies Contacts
Media Relations: +33 (0)1 47 44 46 99 l [email protected] l @TotalEnergiesPR 

About Groupe ADP

Groupe ADP is an international airport operator that manages the Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget airports. In 2021, the Group welcomed under the Paris Aéroport name 41.9 million passengers at Charles de Gaulle and Orly, 2.1 million tons of freight and mail and 118.1 million passengers through airports managed outside France. Backed by an exceptional geographic location and significant catchment area, the Group is developing its welcoming capacity and improving service quality and intends to develop shops and property. The Group reported revenue of €2.777 million and a net loss attributable to the Group of €248 million in 2021. Aéroports de Paris SA, a joint-stock company with a capital of €296,881,806. 
Headquarters: 1 rue de France, Tremblay-en-France 93290 (France). Registered in the Bobigny Trade and Company Register under no. 552 016 628. For more information: and Twitter @GroupeADP 

ADP Media Relations and Communication
Justine Leger, Media and Reputation, +33 (0)1 74 25 23 23 
FFA Media Relations and Communication
Nicolas Gravez - +33 (0)1 44 29 94 86 / +33 (0)6 83 83 02 54 - [email protected] 
Lisa Chabrier – +33 (0)1 44 29 92 07 / +33 (0)6 31 15 22 18 – [email protected] 

About Fédération Française Aéronautique (FFA)

Founded in 1929, FFA is a key player in the development of light aviation.  Its membership includes more than 600 aéroclubs and 45,000 pilots. The federation serves as a liaison between public officials, the French civil aviation authority and the light aviation community. It is the largest federation of private pilots in Europe and second largest worldwide, representing 2,200 instructors, 2,500 aircraft and close to 600,000 flight hours per year.