New Aerospace Environmental Product Declaration

From left to right: Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft; The President of the ICAO Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu; ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu; and Francois Caza, Bombardier Vice-President Product Development.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and the International EPD® System, an environmental declaration program based in Sweden, announced an aerospace industry first at ICAO’s World Aviation Forum in Montreal yesterday, with the publication of an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®) for Bombardier’s CS100 aircraft.

The EPD®, which is based on verified Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) data, discloses information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products and provides the basis for a fair comparison of products and services vis-à-vis their environmental performance.

The basket of measures being pursued by the air transport sector to reduce its emissions focuses heavily on technological innovations for new aircraft as well as streamlined operational procedures, sustainable alternative fuels and a market-based measure for international flight emissions.