Embraer Joins the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association

By Afra, PRNE
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 -

Leading Brazilian Aircraft Manufacturer Shows
its Commitment to Sustainability

Embraer, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up
to 120 seats, has become the newest member of the Aircraft Fleet
Recycling Association (AFRA). The announced was made, today, at
AFRA’s Annual Meeting, in Washington, D.C., USA.

Embraer becomes the third leading aircraft manufacturers to
link-up with AFRA.

Martin Fraissignes, Executive Director of AFRA, warmly welcomed
Embraer into the AFRA fold. “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. AFRA
membership further confirms Embraer’s commitment to pushing for the
best sustainable practices in our industry.”

For the past five years, AFRA has set industry standards for the
safe and sustainable disassembly of end-of-service aircraft, which
are of environmental and financial value to the industry. Now,
Embraer joins AFRA to promote environmental excellence and
sustainable solutions in the field of aircraft dismantling and

“Embraer’s membership in 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
with the integrated product development process,”
Guilherme de Almeida Freire, Embraer Director, Environmental
Strategy and Technology.

Embraer has a strong and longstanding commitment to developing
environmentally responsible industrial processes and sustainable
business practices, which AFRA believes will be a welcome addition
to its efforts to move the industry forward. With Embraer onboard,
AFRA membership has now reached 56 companies and organisations,
further reinforcing its position as the global leader in the field
of aircraft end-of-life best practices.

About AFRA

Established in 2006, AFRA is a not-for-profit industry
association with 56 members whose businesses focus on
environmentally responsible management of aircraft as they reach
the end of their life cycles.

About Embraer

Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s
largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of
Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in
São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial
operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China,
France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S.


Press contacts: Martin Todd, AFRA Communications Manager, +322-479-680-176, Martin.todd at afraassociation.org

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