Global 7500 First BizJet To Receive Environmental Declaration

Bombardier Global 7500
Credit: Bombardier

Bombardier’s Global 7500 jet has received business aviation’s first Environmental Product Declaration recognizing environmental performance from a life cycle perspective.

The declaration is third-party verified to international ISO standards and registered by the International EDP Systems, a Swedish-based organization, the company says. The organization provides detailed information about the life cycle environmental impacts of products, such as CO2, emissions, noise, water consumption and other environmental impact indicators. 

The publication of the Global 7500’s EPD is an important milestone in Bombardier’s strategy for environmental sustainability, which includes increasing the adoption of Sustainable Alternative Fuels, reducing the CO2 footprint, enhancing aircraft recyclability and sustainably sourcing as part of its design approach and in support of industry-wide carbon reduction goals, the company says.  

“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 life cycle perspective,” said Sebastiaan Stiller, director of business for The International EPD System. “The EPD is third party verified and complies with the globally accepted ISO standards–ISO 14025 and related– for type III environmental declarations.” 

Bombardier’s eco-design team applied the product innovation life cycle process throughout the development of the Global 7500 to minimize its environmental impact, the company said. It is the first business jet conceived with this approach in mind. 

The Global 7500 embodies Bombardier’s commitment to the environment and the sustainable advancement of aviation, said David Coleal, Bombardier Aviation president. “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.” 

Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.