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