Embraer Executive Jets Follows Up on Sustainability Targets

The business jet manufacturer launched a carbon offsetting program with 4AIR at EBACE last year and reports good progress.

Riding on the success of its recent deal with NetJets—in which it signed an agreement to reserve up to 250 Praetor 500 options, valued in excess of $5 billion—Embraer continues its upward trajectory in 2023.

Importantly, Embraer has set broad enterprise goals for sustainability and achieving net-zero emissions with its global enterprise. It seeks to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations by 2040, net-zero emissions in its aviation operations by 2050, and use of 100 percent renewable energy sources by 2030. 

This week at the European Business Aviation Conference and Expo in Geneva, Embraer Executive Jets reported progress with the carbon offsetting program it launched at last year’s EBACE with 4AIR, a hub for industrywide sustainability efforts, among other key milestones.

In a setting in which the company displayed three of its business jet offerings—including the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600, and the Phenom 300E—the commitment hummed in the background. According to the company, “Once arriving in Geneva, the aircraft will be fueled with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for departure from the show. The company has continued to increase its use of SAF, including at its headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, while investing in the development of low-to-zero emission alternative propulsion technologies, such as electrification, hybrid electric, and hydrogen.”

4AIR Carbon Offsets

Embraer also announced it had enrolled customers in its Embraer Executive Care Program. Upon enrollment, participants receive 25 complimentary carbon-neutral flight hours via 4AIR to offset their operations during the first year. 

4AIR delivers the offsets through a series of projects it funds, including renewable energy programs, the enhancement of carbon-absorbing forests, and the support of local projects that reduce deforestation, generating social and economic benefits. As of this week, more than 30 certificates have been issued through the program, according to Embraer.


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