Bombardier Aviation has achieved a first in business aviation by publishing an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its Global 7500 jet
The International EPD System is an environmental declaration programme based in Sweden, third-party verified to the highest international ISO standards. The Global 7500 EPD discloses fully transparent environmental information about the product’s lifecycle, such as CO2 emissions, noise, water consumption and other key environmental impact indicators.
Bombardier has committed to communicating the environmental performance of all new aircraft programmes through EPDs.
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, all as a part of its Eco-Design approach and in support of industry-wide carbon reduction goals.
“We are proud to collaborate with Bombardier in its effort to provide full transparency about the environmental performance of its Global 7500 jet from a lifecycle perspective,” said Sebastiaan Stiller, director of business for the International EPD System. “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. The EPD is third-party verified and complies with the globally accepted ISO standards – ISO 14025 and related – for type III environmental declarations.”
The Bombardier Eco-Design team applied its product innovation lifecycle process throughout the development of the Global 7500 aircraft to minimise the jet’s impact on the environment, from the design and manufacture of the aircraft to end-of-life. The Global 7500 aircraft EPD is also the outcome of years of collaboration with Bombardier’s supply chain, a rigorous analysis from the programme’s outset and robust certification process completed throughout 2019.
“The EPD for the Global 7500 business jet embodies Bombardier’s commitment both to the environment and to the sustainable advancement of the aviation industry,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Aviation. “We are thrilled to offer a comprehensive environmental footprint and performance overview of the Global 7500 aircraft throughout its lifecycle. 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.”
Bombardier designed the Global 7500 business jet using the latest technologies. The aircraft is powered by the all-new GE Passport engine, incorporating advanced technologies and materials to improve durability, deliver a lower noise output and improved fuel consumption. Additionally, its new high-speed transonic wing cuts down on drag, reduces fuel burn and lowers emissions, offering a smooth ride, as well as excellent short-field and high-speed performance.