Embraer Joins AFRA

Embraer has become the newest member of the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA). The announced was made at AFRA’s Annual Meeting this week, in Washington, D.C., USA. Embraer becomes the third leading aircraft manufacturers to link-up with AFRA. “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,” says Martin Fraissignes, executive director of AFRA. ‘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. “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,” says Guilherme de Almeida Freire, Embraer director, Environmental Strategy and Technology.

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