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ACCORDING TO INITIAL STUDIES,
in relation to pre-Covid trends, the current crisis will reduce the sector’s emissions by 15 to 30% in the short term (2020-2024), as well as in
the long term (2035-2050).
  THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
■ The air transport industry has been hard hit by the global pandemic, resulting in an unprecedented drop in traffic in 2020 – and also greenhouse gas emissions. It’s hard to predict the exact impact of the crisis on traffic, aircraft purchases, national environmental policies, etc. However, the environmental imperative for air traffic remains unchanged, namely the need to reconcile growth in air traffic with ambitious targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
■ Ourlong-termobjectivesandtheresourcesneeded to meet them have not changed, but in the short term the aviation industry must make the necessary adjustments. From this perspective, the ICAO has already announced a change to the CORSIA scheme, which will now use only 2019 as the baseline year for emissions to be stabilized, instead of a 2019-2020 average as originally intended.
SAFRAN’S ROLE IN THE FRENCH INDUSTRY SUPPORT PLAN
■ Despitethecrisis,Safranhasmadetheresponsible decision to sustain its unprecedented environmental efforts.
■ Safran is already a stakeholder in the French government’s aviation industry support plan, announced on June 9, 2020. The research and technology aspects were coordinated by the French aerospace industry association GIFAS within the scope of CORAC (Conseil pour la Recherche Aéronautique Civile), the joint government-industry Civil Aviation Research Council. This initiative plans investments totaling some 1.5 billion euros in public aid over three years to support the sector’s research, technology and innovation efforts: €300 million for 2020, €1 billion for 2021 and €200 million for 2022. It targets an objective shared by Safran, namely to make France a leader in clean aviation by developing disruptive technologies, and continuing to work on reducing fuel consumption, electrifying aircraft and supporting a transition to carbon-neutral fuels.
 

























































































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