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Bombardier Global 5500, Global 6500 Hit Sustainability Milestone

Bombardier Global 5500, Global 6500 Hit Sustainability Milestone

Bombardier’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft have received Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), joining the Global 7500 and Challenger 3500 family as the only business jets with EPD designations.

The Canadian manufacturer said its sustainability team conducted a thorough analysis and analyzed over 140,000 aircraft parts accessing the environmental impact of the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft, evaluating factors such as carbon emissions and noise pollution.

The Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets feature strong sustainability elements, including up to 13% better fuel efficiency compared to their predecessors, redesigned wings, and new purpose-built Rolls-Royce Pearl engines. Bombardier also offers sustainable cabin material options for all its aircraft interiors.

“The publication of the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft EPDs are the results of years of scientific effort,” said Michel Ouellette, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Product Development, Bombardier, adding that the EPDs will help drive sustainable innovations in the aviation industry.

“These declarations are more than brochures: they are tools for the aviation industry to drive sustainable innovations across its activities spectrum. They are also the outcome of the thoroughness, mindfulness and ingenuity of a uniquely skilled internal team of experts,” Ouellette said.

The EPDs are part of Bombardier’s overall environmental, social, and governance (ESG) plan, which supports the industry-wide aspiration to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Global 7500 was the first business aircraft to receive an EPD designation for the report in 2020, and the Challenger 3500 EPD followed in 2022.

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