Submitting Campus

Central & South America

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Graduate Student Works

Advisor Name

Dr. Peter O'Reilly


The strategy adopted had verified the impacts of Fuel Tankering by the total value assessment in the Brazilian aviation industry in 2019, recommending practical actions to compensate and neutralize damages caused on the environment.

The importance of sustainability has significantly increased over the past years.

The aviation industry has represented an important pillar helping society to meet their present needs, without compromising the environment and future generations.

The present research had as main objective to verify if the Brazilian aviation industry can neutralize the carbon emissions from Fuel Tankering, a practice of refueling more than necessary to gain financial leverage and be environmentally sustainable.

The selected sample was the domestic Brazilian market, composed of the three biggest airlines in the region which represents more than 90% of the market share.

The results of the study have indicated State taxes in Brazil as one of the root causes for Fuel Tankering practice, financial investments to neutralize the carbon emissions which are not considered by the airlines, and policies for carbon compensation that have not been detailed and cleared in the Brazilian aviation market.

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This Capstone Project was prepared and approved under the direction of the Group’s Capstone Project Chair, Dr. Peter E. O’Reilly It was submitted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Aviation Management Certificate Program.