SkyNRG, AEG Fuels complete Bombardier biofuel delivery
SkyNRG and AEG Fuels completed the delivery of sustainable aviation biofuels for the Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flying from KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the first delivery of biofuel completed by AEG Fuels.
May 23, 2017 By Bombardier Business Aircraft
Bombardier’s demonstration fleet, consisting of a Learjet 75, Challenger 350, Challenger 650, and Global 6000 aircraft, completed the successful biofuel-powered flights. The fuel, which is produced by biorefinery AltAir Fuels, was supplied by SkyNRG and delivered to the KLM Jet Center who performed the re-fueling.
“We are pleased to be able to provide fuel services for Bombardier Business Aircraft’s demonstration fleet. We are excited for this milestone of delivering high-quality biofuel solutions to our customers, and we are taking the right steps in the development of a rapidly growing renewable fuel business. These sustainable fuels are produced from renewable resources and are considered ‘drop in’ fuels that blend with traditional fossil fuels without any equipment changes. The change to biofuels reduces carbon dioxide emissions resulting in less pollution,” said Greg Cox, executive vice president, General Aviation, AEG Fuels.
“It has been great to work together with AEG Fuels and KLM Jet Center Amsterdam on this project. Bombardier Business Aircraft is a frontrunner in the business aviation market and we hope that these flights will inspire other operators in this segment to start flying on sustainable aviation biofuel as well,” said Maarten van Dijk, CEO SkyNRG.
“These biofuel-powered flights further demonstrate Bombardier Business Aircraft’s commitment to sustainability as an integral part of how it conducts its business,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, vice president and general manager, Customer Experience, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Ensuring and demonstrating that our products are capable and ready to support industry objectives on emissions reductions is an important part of this commitment.”
This milestone follows the recent successful biofuel-powered flights of its demonstration aircraft out of Los Angeles International Airport. The Learjet 75 business jet flew from Los Angeles to Wichita, Kan.; the Challenger 350 aircraft flew from Los Angeles to Vancouver; the Challenger 650 business jet flew from Los Angeles to Montreal; and the Global 6000 aircraft flew from Los Angeles to Hartford, Connecticut.