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Bombardier receives first shipment of sustainable aviation fuel in Canada

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Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has received its inaugural shipment of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its facilities in Montreal, Canada, reinforcing the company’s commitment to sustainable flying.

The delivery is the first step in Bombardier’s plan to secure long-term partnerships with fuel suppliers to deploy SAF to all of its facilities, as global supply of the sustainable fuel becomes more readily available.

“We stand behind our commitment to help promote the increased use of SAF throughout the industry,” said David Coleal, president of Bombardier Aviation. “Today, we are proud to offer it for the first time at one of our Canadian facilities and it’s only the beginning. Bombardier is working toward ensuring that the use of these fuels becomes a standard in our day-to-day operations as we do our part to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide and meet the longstanding industry climate pledge.”

Since 2017, the aircraft manufacturer has used a supply of SAF during demonstration flights at its facility in Hartford in the US state of Connecticut. The company also flies its entire fleet of demonstration aircraft to major airshows and events to raise industry awareness and to demonstrate that SAF can become a mainstream, drop-in alternative to traditional jet fuel.

“At Bombardier, we build our aircraft with the future in mind,” added Coleal. “For example, the new Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engine, purpose-built for the Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets, make the aircraft cleaner and more efficient, with an up to 13-per-cent fuel burn advantage, contributing to highly favourable operating costs. The GE Passport engine, designed specifically for the award-winning Global 7500 aircraft, powers it to speeds of up to Mach 0.925 with dependable reliability and greater fuel efficiency.”