Bombardier Commits to Sustainable Aviation Fuel for All Flight Operations
Montréal, Canada – Bombardier, a global aviation company, has announced its commitment to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for all its operational flights. This initiative, employing the Book-and-Claim system, is part of Bombardier's strategy to reduce its environmental impact in business aviation.
Bombardier's Implementation of SAF
- Application of SAF: The company plans to use SAF in various operational flights, including production testing, certification flights, and customer demonstration flights.
- Expected Emission Reductions: By integrating 30% pure SAF into its fuel blend, Bombardier anticipates a reduction in its annual greenhouse gas emissions from fuel use in flight operations by approximately 20-25%.
The Book-and-Claim System Explained
- Logistical Efficiency: The Book-and-Claim system is designed to provide a rigorous accounting of greenhouse gas emission reductions while addressing logistical challenges, particularly in regions where SAF production is limited.
- Global Approach: This method is intended to mitigate the environmental impact of transporting fuel over long distances, suitable for Bombardier's international operations.
Bombardier's Environmental Targets
- Emission Reduction Goals: The company aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) by 25% by 2025, relative to 2019 levels, in line with the broader business aviation industry’s objective of net-zero emissions by 2050.
- Lifecycle Emission Considerations: SAF sources include used cooking oils and agricultural residues, with an emphasis on reducing emissions throughout their lifecycle.
Overview of Bombardier
- Company Profile: Bombardier specializes in the design, manufacture, and service of business jets, including the Challenger and Global aircraft families.
- Fleet and Services: Bombardier has a global presence with approximately 5,000 aircraft in service, serving a range of clients from multinational corporations to private individuals.
- Operational Footprint: The company is headquartered in Greater Montréal, Québec, and operates facilities in North America, with a comprehensive customer support network globally.
Bombardier's decision to use SAF for all its flight operations reflects the company's approach to addressing environmental concerns in the aviation industry. This commitment is aligned with industry-wide efforts to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainable practices in aviation.