American Airlnes joins Embraer’s Energia advisory group


American Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Embraer to join its Energia Advisory Group

The group is a team of airlines, lessors, suppliers and other aviation experts advising Embraer on development of its future sustainable aircraft.

Arjan Meijer, president and CEO Embraer Commercial Aviation, said: “It’s essential for Energia’s success that we involve a wide variety of air operators. American joining our advisory group, with their huge presence and expertise, is a significant step for the Energia project. This group has developed into a core part of the program because of the breadth and depth of the expertise the different members bring to the table. We’re excited to work together with a world leading airline on the biggest challenge our industry faces.”

American was named 2023 Eco-Airline of the Year by Air Transport World and in 2022 consumed more than two million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The carrier will work with the advisory group and Embraer to help define performance and design requirements for its four Energia concept aircraft. These aircraft which range from 9-to-50 seats in size will use a range of electric, hydrogen and hybrid propulsion technologies.

“We are delighted to work with Embraer to help develop Energia concept aircraft,” said Jill Blickstein, vice president of Sustainability at American. “As the operator of the largest U.S. regional fleet, we believe industry collaborations aimed at advancing decarbonisation technologies are critical to helping aviation reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. We look forward to working with Embraer and the other members of the Energia Advisory Group to develop next generation, zero emission aircraft.”