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Bombardier delivers first customer aircraft fueled by SAF


December 16, 2019
Wings Staff

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Bombardier announced that Latitude 33 Aviation, a private jet charter, executive jet management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions company based in California, has taken delivery of the first Bombardier customer aircraft, a Challenger 350, to fly away on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Latitude 33 Aviation will manage and charter the business jet in Seattle, Washington, on behalf of the aircraft owner. This significant milestone comes shortly after Bombardier received an inaugural shipment of SAF to be offered at its Montreal facility.

“We are very pleased that the customer and Latitude 33 Aviation joined us in demonstrating that SAF can become a mainstream, drop-in alternative to traditional jet fuel for general aviation aircraft,” said Peter Likoray, senior VP, worldwide sales and marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We are actively promoting the use of SAF as a regular part of flying business aircraft and Latitude 33 Aviation’s trust as the first customer to fly away from our delivery center on these fuels represents a turning point in the longstanding and industry-wide pledge to reduce CO2 emissions.”

With half a dozen Challenger series aircraft in service, Bombardier states Latitude 33 Aviation manages one of the largest fleets of light, mid-size, and super mid-size aircraft in North America.

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“Our company is known for its exceptional service and seamless travel experience, so this factory-new delivery will help us continue to provide one of the best charter flight experiences, as well as help address the industry’s environmental impact,” said Solomon Short, director of operations at Latitude 33, which was founded in 2006 in San Diego.