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Embraer and American Airlines will develop sustainable planes

Embraer announced on September 26 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with American Airlines, for the North American company to join the Energy Project advisory group. The program, made up of airlines, aircraft leasing companies, and suppliers aims to develop sustainable solutions and aircraft, in line with the goal of zero pollutant emissions in the aviation industry by 2050. American Airlines’ regional subsidiary, Envoy Air, which operates The American Eagle brand is one of Embraer’s largest customers, with a fleet made up exclusively of E-Jet family aircraft, including 28 E170 and 107 E175. The airline and the manufacturer will work to define the performance and design requirements for the four concept aircraft with a capacity between nine and 50 seats that will use electric, hydrogen, and hybrid propulsion technologies. The project was presented in December last year, and technological feasibility studies and global demands for means of transport powered by clean energy are being carried out by a team of engineers and executives from Embraer. New materials and the architecture of engines and fuselages are being evaluated and discussed with the group of consultants, who intend to reduce carbon emissions by 50% from 2030, establishing emissions neutrality in the middle of this century. “The involvement of a wide variety of airlines is fundamental to the success of the Energy Project. American Airlines joining our advisory group is a significant step for the project, as the company has extensive experience in the topic”, said Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. – https://aeromagazine.uol.com.br/artigo/embraer-e-american-airlines-vao-desenvolver-avioes-sustentaveis.html