• Ron Kotrba

Embraer, AvFuel bring sustainable aviation fuel to Florida airport


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Embraer and Avfuel Corp. have begun a collaboration to offer sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Neste Corp. at the Melbourne Orlando International Airport in Florida. Avfuel supplied Embraer last month with its first delivery of Neste SAF at its Melbourne, Florida, facility by delivering the fuel to Sheltair Aviation Services at the airport for storage and handling. The fuel was picked up from Neste’s location in Houston, Texas. Embraer plans to use the SAF in ongoing operations at its executive jets’ headquarters in Melbourne, Florida.

Embraer says the move is part of its commitment to climate action, including targeting carbon-neutral operations by 2040 and supporting the aviation industry’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“We are honored to provide Embraer with the leading business aviation sustainability solution—SAF—and admire its resolve against climate change,” said Craig Sincock, Avfuel’s president and CEO. “By using SAF, Embraer’s not only providing for a significant reduction in carbon emissions, it’s also providing an exceptional educational opportunity to introduce operators to SAF.”

Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, said, “It’s crucial that we lead by example to show our local community, our customers, and our operators that we are doing our part and taking immediate action to shape a more sustainable ecosystem of air travel.”

Embraer and Avfuel are part of the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, launched in 2018. According to the aerospace manufacturer, it has been fueling its full portfolio of business jets with SAF and flying them to select industry events.

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