Solutions for Clean Aviation

01. Partnership

Clean and profitable solutions in aviation

Air France and the Solar Impulse Foundation are joining forces in order to accelerate the adoption of clean and profitable technological solutions in aviation. The Partnership will identify and promote technologies which positively impact the reduction in carbon emissions, waste and noise. All of these clean, efficient and economically feasible solutions will be made available to the aviation industry to build a more sustainable future and Air France will implement those which are relevant to its activities.

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02. Benefits

Why apply?

By applying to the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label, selected solutions will have the opportunity to join the #1000solutions challenge, and to possibly collaborate with Air France, one of the world’s largest airlines.

Get an internationally recognized award focused both on environment and profitability

Labelled solution will be introduced to Air France for a possible further collaboration

Selected solutions will be examined by Air France, and the ones relevant to its activities might be implemented to achieve their sustainability challenges

03. Solutions

What type of solutions are we looking for?

Carbon footprint
Nurturing the benefits of aviation while reducing, offsetting its environmental impact

Efficiency (fuel, weight, processes)
Improving performance and reducing fuel consumption

Noise reduction
Technologies and solutions reducing the noise footprint of aviation

Cabin waste management
Alternatives to single use plastics and circular economy and inflight service

Clean ground operations
Alternative equipment and processes for airport and aircraft operations

Aviation and new energies
The future of aviation starts here !

05. Process

How to apply

  • Become a Member of the World Alliance (15min)
  • Submit your solution(s) (2-3 hours)
  • Independent Experts will evaluate your project
  • Selected projects will be sent to Air France for further collaboration
  • Air France will select and implement those which are relevant to its activities

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06. Objectives

Air France Horizon 2030 commitments

-50% CO2 emissions per passenger/km (compared to 2005)
Carbon neutrality of ground operations
Continue to reduce noise footprint
Reduce non-recycled waste by 50% (compared to 2011)

-50% CO2 emissions per passenger/km (compared to 2005)

Carbon neutrality of ground operations

Continue to reduce noise footprint

Reduce non-recycled waste by 50% (compared to 2011)

07. Testimonials

Our common vision


President, Solar Impulse Foundation

“Numerous clean and profitable solutions already exist to make aviation more sustainable. We want to promote and implement them at scale in the air and on the ground. This is precisely the objective of our partnership with Air France who is committed to taking the lead in the future of clean aviation. The Solar Impulse Foundation is dedicated to helping them get there. ”


CEO, Air France

“My ambition is to offer everyone, both current and future generations, a responsible travel experience. We must step up the transition to a more sustainable air transport and we voluntarily make new commitments for today and 2030. The Solar Impulse foundation is our partner of choice, to help innovate now, and pioneer a more sustainable aviation for the future. Reducing carbon footprint in the air and on the ground, stepping up in circular economy, offsetting impacts whenever possible : these are the paths we explore with all labelled Solutions for Clean Aviation !

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