Global 7500 receives environmental product declaration
June 30, 2020 By Wings Staff
Bombardier Aviation and the International EPD System, an environmental declaration program based in Sweden, announced what they are calling a first in business aviation with the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Bombardier’s Global 7500 jet. Bombardier states it has committed to communicating the environmental performance of all new aircraft programs through EPDs.
The Global 7500 aircraft EPD is third-party verified to international ISO standards. It discloses fully transparent environmental information about the product’s life cycle, such as CO2 emissions, noise, water consumption and other key environmental impact indicators.
Bombardier describes the publication of the Global 7500 aircraft EPD is an important milestone in the advancement of Bombardier Aviation’s overarching environmental sustainability strategy, which encompasses increasing the adoption of Sustainable Alternative Fuels (SAF), reducing CO2 footprint, enhancing aircraft recyclability, and sustainably sourcing.
“With the publication of the first business jet EPD in our system, Bombardier is striving to provide customers and stakeholders with the full environmental picture,” said Sebastiaan Stiller, director business, International EPD System.
Bombardier states its Eco-Design team applied its product innovation life cycle process throughout the development of the Global 7500 aircraft to minimize the jet’s impact on the environment, from the design and manufacture of the aircraft to end-of-life. The company explains the Global 7500 aircraft is the first business jet conceived with this approach.
“By making this information available to our stakeholders, including operators, this EPD supports the business aviation industry’s broader approach to fight climate change through clear, transparent goals and associated multipronged plans that encompass technology and sustainable fuels,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Aviation.