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Bizjets Fly Green to the EBACE Static

May 27, 2017 in Aviation, Biofuels, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Bombardier Talks Up Its ‘Commitment to Sustainability’

Bombardier Business Aircraft flew Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and 650, and Global 6000 jets powered by a biofuel blend to last week’s EBACE 2017 event in Geneva. The used cooking oil-based fuel was supplied by Netherlands-based SkyNRG biofuels via EBACE exhibitor AEG Fuels.

A $13.8 million Learjet 75 manufactured by Bombardier Business Aircraft takes on used cooking oil-based SkyNRG biofuel in Amsterdam prior to its showing at EBACE 2017, the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, which took place last week in Geneva.



EBACE is the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. The event includes a large static display of aircraft at the Geneva Airport.

The biofuel for the Bombardier jets was produced by Southern California-based AltAir Fuels and supplied by SkyNRG at the KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, where the aircraft were fueled for their flights to Geneva.

‘Drop-In’

SkyNRG has also supplied biofuels for airliners operated by KLM (F&F, March 18, 2013).

AEG Fuels supply director Kyle O’Leary, Bombardier customer experience VP Jean-Christophe Gallagher, and AEG Fuels business aviation executive VP Greg Cox at EBACE 2017 in Geneva

“These sustainable fuels are produced from renewable resources and are considered ‘drop-in’ fuels that blend with traditional fossil fuels without any equipment changes,” AEG general aviation executive VP Greg Cox said in a Bombardier release.

Inspiration?

“These biofuel-powered flights further demonstrate Bombardier Business Aircraft’s commitment to sustainability as an integral part of how it conducts its business,” said Bombardier customer experience VP Jean-Christophe Gallagher.

“We hope that these flights will inspire other operators in this segment to start flying on sustainable aviation biofuel as well,” said SkyNRG CEO Maarten van Dijk.

Florida-based AEG provides aviation fuel at more than 2,700 locations worldwide.


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Source: Fleets & Fuels at EBACE 2017 in Geneva

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