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Embraer and Avfuel to increase SAF adoption

To one load per week at Melbourne Airport

Embraer announced yesterday an agreement with Avfuel to increase its uptake of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at Melbourne-Orlando International Airport to one load per week.

The duo first entered into a SAF agreement in July 2021 in support of Embraer’s flight operations out of MLB. This agreement saw Avfuel deliver one 8,000-gallon truckload of Neste MY SAF per quarter to Sheltair MLB, the FBO that provides storage and handling services for Embraer.

With the updated weekly agreement commencing in April, the extended partnership is expected to result in a total of 240,000 US gallons of SAF delivered to Embraer in 2024, representing a significant increase when compared to previous years. Each truckload will provide a 19 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions, resulting in a 570 metric ton reduction in carbon emission for the year. 

Embraer’s investment in SAF will primarily support flight demonstrations, deliveries and production flights in Melbourne. In addition to its investment in SAF, Embraer continues to improve the efficiency of its current portfolio of aircraft, explore alternative low-to-zero-emission propulsion technologies, and offer complimentary carbon offsetting to new Embraer Executive Care customers through its partnership with 4AIR. These efforts support the company’s environmental commitments, which include achieving carbon-neutral operations by 2040, and net-zero aviation by 2050, aligned with the industry’s Fly Net Zero commitment. 

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