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GENEVA, Switzerland, May 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier today announced the issuance of an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the industry’s first super midsize business jet, the Challenger 3500 airplane. Following Bombardier’s recent preparatory work to make the Global 7500 aircraft the first business jet to receive an EPD, the Challenger 3500 is the first super midsize business jet to have published an EPD. Validation, verification and confirmation of the DEP for the Challenger 3500 represents another significant milestone for Bombardier, demonstrating its continued commitment to sustainability.
In line with ISO 14020 international standards, which specify requirements for environmental claims and science-based life cycle analysis data, the rigorous cradle-to-grave analysis provides a comprehensive overview of the design, development and production of an aircraft. Evaluation of over 40,000 aircraft parts supported the Challenger 3500 EPD publication, ensuring that strict industry standards for environmental labels and declarations have been met.
“Bombardier is the only business jet manufacturer to hold EPDs, confirming that reducing the industry’s environmental footprint is of utmost importance to us,” said Michel Ouellette, Vice President Executive, Engineering, Program Management and Bombardier Defense. “We recognize that establishing sustainability requirements early in a design phase initiates the development of aircraft that support industry carbon reduction goals. Improving the environmental performance of our manufacturing, servicing and product activities throughout our value chain to ensure that environmental risks and impacts are identified, effectively managed and reduced is imperative for a sustainable future.
Designed and manufactured with sustainability in mind, the Challenger 3500 enhances the customer ownership experience through the introduction of new cabin features that further minimize environmental impact. Cabin interior options incorporate a selection of innovative and sustainable materials, including recycled fabrics, rapidly renewable wood options, and more locally sourced and natural fiber materials, all of which offer high quality finishes, without compromise aesthetics, comfort or functionality. For the crew, the introduction of the first eco app* solution in business aviation enables the optimization of flight plans, which helps operators save fuel and reduces the environmental footprint of the aircraft . Underlining Bombardier’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the jet’s flight test program is the first in business aviation to be completely carbon neutral. Additionally, the award-winning business jet can operate at its highest performance levels using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
the Challenger 3500 The aircraft also introduces several innovative technology features, such as the industry’s first voice-activated cabin to manage lighting, temperature and entertainment systems, the first wireless chargers throughout the cabin and the only 24 4K inches in its class. Bombardier’s exclusive and patented Nuage seat is included in the aircraft’s standard configuration – the first time a seat of this caliber has been available in the super-midsize segment. In the cockpit, Bombardier is introducing a standard auto-throttle system to the Challenger 3500 aircraft that offers the most basic characteristics in its class.
Reflecting Bombardier’s pioneering spirit and approach to continuous improvement, in April the Challenger 3500 was named “Red Dot: Best of the Best” in the Red Dot Award: Product Design Trains and Planes category for 2022. The prestigious design award confirms the Challenger The platform represents the company’s superior innovative approach to showcasing original design by successfully combining interior comfort with advanced technology that supports durability.
Bombardier is a global aviation leader, focused on designing, manufacturing and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. from Bombardier Challenger and Global The aircraft families are renowned for their advanced innovation, cabin design, performance and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional providers, governments and individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also recognized worldwide for special missions.
Based in Montreal, Quebec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s strong customer support network includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Emirates United Arab Emirates, Singapore, China and a facility in Australia that will open in 2022.
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