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Embraer joins the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association

Brazil – Embraer, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, has joined the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA), the third major aircraft builder to do so.

Martin Fraissignes, Executive Director of AFRA, said: ‘We are delighted that such a prestigious company as Embraer has decided to join us on our journey to develop and promote environmental best practices throughout the field of aircraft dismantling and recycling.’ For the past five years, AFRA has set industry standards for the safe and sustainable disassembly of end-of-service aircraft. ‘Embraer’s membership of AFRA will intensify the exchange of experiences regarding recycling and/or the final disposal of aeronautical components, as well as the technical interchange between professionals, in order to incorporate new technologies into an integrated product development process,’ said Guilherme de Almeida Freire, Embraer Director, Environmental Strategy and Technology.

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