The Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flew from KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands to EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland, using sustainable aviation biofuels from SkyNRG and AEG Fuels.
Bombardier’s Learjet 75, Challenger 350, Challenger 650, and Global 6000 aircraft completed the successful biofuel-powered flights. The fuel, which is produced by biorefinery AltAir Fuels, was supplied by SkyNRG and delivered to the KLM Jet Center who performed the re-fueling.
“We are pleased to be able to provide fuel services for Bombardier Business Aircraft’s demonstration fleet. We are excited for this milestone of delivering high-quality biofuel solutions to our customers, and we are taking the right steps in the development of a rapidly growing renewable fuel business. These sustainable fuels are produced from renewable resources and are considered ‘drop in’ fuels that blend with traditional fossil fuels without any equipment changes. The change to biofuels reduces carbon dioxide emissions resulting in less pollution,” said Greg Cox, Executive Vice President, General Aviation, AEG Fuels.
“These biofuel-powered flights further demonstrate Bombardier Business Aircraft’s commitment to sustainability as an integral part of how it conducts its business,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Experience, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
“Ensuring and demonstrating that our products are capable and ready to support industry objectives on emissions reductions is an important part of this commitment.”
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 73rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) approved a resolution calling for governments to implement policies to accelerate the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). The Resolution also reaffirmed the industry’s commitment to work with governments to implement the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) global CO2 emissions agreement.
“The CORSIA agreement is a vital part of our strategy on combatting aviation emissions. We are committed to carbon neutral growth from 2020 and to cutting net emissions to half 2005 levels by 2050. While offsetting is critical to managing emissions in the short-term, in the long-term we rely on clean technology improvements to achieve our goals. Sustainable aviation fuels are an integral part of our comprehensive strategy but at the moment they are not being produced in enough quantity at a competitive cost,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.