Embraer Expands Sustainable Fuel Initiative with Avfuel at Melbourne Orlando International Airport

Embraer has announced a significant expansion of its commitment to sustainable aviation by enhancing its partnership with Avfuel. This collaboration focuses on the increased use of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at Melbourne Orlando International Airport (KMLB). Initially formed in July 2021, this alliance initially facilitated the quarterly delivery of an 8,000-gallon load of SAF to support Embraer’s operations at MLB.

With the new agreement set to begin in April, the frequency of these deliveries will increase to a weekly basis. This adjustment is expected to result in a total of 240,000 U.S. gallons of SAF being delivered to Embraer throughout 2024, marking a substantial escalation in comparison to prior years. Each of these weekly deliveries promises a reduction of 19 metric tons of carbon emissions, cumulatively aiming to decrease carbon emissions by 570 metric tons over the course of the year.

Embraer’s collaboration with Avfuel and Sheltair marks a pivotal milestone in our journey toward net-zero emission flight operations,” stated Michael Amalfitano, President and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “Our continued investment in SAF demonstrates our dedication to reducing emissions today and driving the industry closer to the net-zero aviation goal by 2050.”

C.R. Sincock, II, Avfuel’s executive vice president, reflected on the partnership’s evolution: “Embraer has been a steadfast partner in SAF adoption from day one. We are proud to play a part in its impressive sustainability journey by drastically increasing SAF supply to help fulfill its team’s admirable sustainability goals. The Avfuel team also extends its gratitude to Sheltair for the pivotal role it plays in making this agreement possible with industry-leading fuel safety and handling services.”

This escalation in SAF usage not only underscores Embraer’s commitment to sustainability but also reflects a growing industry trend towards reducing aviation’s carbon footprint. The partnership between Embraer, Avfuel, and Sheltair serves as a model for collaborative efforts in achieving significant environmental goals within the aerospace industry.

Get The Latest News and Info...

Get the very latest news, travel tips and guides to help make your trips cheaper and more fun. Enter your email below and click ‘GET ACCESS’: