Embraer’s Phenom 300E, Praetor 600 complete 100% SAF flight tests


Embraer announced that it successfully tested Phenom 300E and Praetor 600 flights on 100% neat sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

“We are proud to have successfully flown the Phenom 300E and Praetor 600 on 100% neat SAF, an important step as our operators are increasingly interested in and adopting this fuel,” said Michael Amalfitano, Embraer executive jets president and CEO.

The tests on aircraft, with one engine running on 100% SAF, were performed at Embraer’s Melbourne facility in the United States.  The SAF for the test flights was provided by World Fuel.

Embraer collaborated with Honeywell Aerospace, Parker, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Safran for the tests.

Currently, all Embraer aircraft are approved to use a blend of up to 50% of SAF mixed with conventional jet fuel, based on ASTM International specifications.

However, possible future specifications allowing for fuels containing up to 100% SAF can maximize the potential for reducing emissions by utilizing sustainable, non-fossil-based sources.