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General Information and context

Scope of EAFO on the uptake of alternative fuels in European aviation

The following information will be available in the EAFO Aviation section:

  • Generic to provide context on the European aviation transport situation. 

  • Ground handling equipment at airports: developments on airports related to the use of AFs for ground vehicles, focusing on pilots and demonstration projects (e.g., special purpose zero emission vehicles for airport use). 

  • Alternatively fuelled airplanes: information on the availability or development of zero emission airplanes, including VTOL (virtual take-off and landing or “drones”) for passenger taxi-like transport.  

  • Data on alternative fuels available for aviation.

  • Different types of Sustainable aviation fuel (SAFs) and the actual production capacities of SAF across Europe. 

  • Recharging and refuelling infrastructure, electricity to stationary aircrafts: electricity supply at airport terminals for stationary planes.

  • The number of terminal hub positions which covered per Member State and other countries in EAFO scope, and as % of the terminal positions at TEN-T core airports.

  • Statistics for commercial deployment: expanded information on the availability or development of zero emission airplane. Countries will be requested to provide information on the number of AF planes registered, not concerning planes using biofuels and e-fuels.  

  • Energy production (on site) at airports.

  • Monitoring and managing environmental and energy performance of airports.