October 5, 2017: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®) for CS300 aircraft at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva. The news was made public one year after the CS100 aircraft received the same certification.
“At Bombardier, we believe in concrete actions and transparency when it comes to creating more sustainable growth in the aviation industry,” said Fred Cromer, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “As we now know and as our competitors have noticed, the C Series is simply unmatched and this EPD® provides our customers and stakeholders with a complete view of the CS300 aircraft’s environmental performance, which was optimized at every stage of its lifecycle,” he added.
“The publication of this EPD® for the CS300 aircraft underlines Bombardier’s commitment to bring to market innovative, sustainable aircraft that meet and exceed customer expectations,” said François Caza, VP, Product Development and Chief Engineer, Product Development Engineering, Aerospace. “Under the guidance of our Eco-Design team, most aspects of the design and manufacture of the aircraft as well as the recoverability factors at the end of the useful life were assessed in order to reduce impacts on the environment. As a result, our game-changing C Series airliners already fully meet ICAO’s new CO2 emissions standard, which was adopted by the 36-State ICAO Council last March.”
“We are pleased to see Bombardier continuing to pioneer the use of EPD®s in the aircraft industry. We hope that also others can follow their example. Transparent declarations of the environmental performance over the whole life cycle enables more informed decisions and contributes to the work to improve the environmental performance of the sector,” said Elin Eriksson, Chair, EPD® International AB.
The EPD®, which is based on verified Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) data, unveils information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products and, thus offers the basis for a fair comparison of products and services vis-à-vis their environmental performance. Last year, Bombardier selected a CS100 aircraft for the first-ever EPD®, and this year, a Bombardier CS300 was chosen for the exercise.