July 1, 2020
Bombardier Aviation’s Global 7500 recently received business aviation’s first-ever Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), the culmination of a third-party audit of the aircraft’s life cycle environmental footprint.
The EPD is a standardized, globally recognized process, administered by the International EPD System, and confirms compliance with ISO environmental standards.
The process requires full disclosure of environmental information about a product’s life cycle, including CO2 emissions, noise, water consumption and other environmental impact indicators. Environmental factors were considered throughout Bombardier’s life cycle from the design phase through production, manufacturing, product use and end-of-life.
Bombardier said the EPD supports the business aviation industry’s broader sustainability aims.
“Sustainability is entrenched throughout Bombardier’s business strategy and operations – we want to ensure the longevity of our industry, and to make a positive, meaningful impact along the way,” said company President David Coleal. “We want clean skies for future generations.”
Bombardier said it is dedicated to promoting sustainable aviation concepts, including a commitment to sustainable aviation fuels, CO2 footprint reduction, expanded aircraft recyclability and sustainable sourcing.