Bombardier and Signature pen deal for SAF #NBAA


Bombardier and Signature Aviation have agreed a deal for the multi-year purchase of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), as announced at NBAA-BACE 2022.

The deal will see Bombardier purchase SAF from Signature through Book and Claim, to cover its flights associated with its production facilities in Quebec, Canada from January 2023.

The flights covered by the SAF include production testing and certification flights in Canada and customer demonstration flights that take place in Hartford, Connecticut, as well as after-service check flights conducted at Bombardier service centres across Florida, Berlin, Germany and Singapore.

The Book and Claim system means that a user located near a SAF production site will use the SAF that Bombardier has purchased in their flights, allowing Bombardier to claim the greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions associated with its use. Bombardier said the decision to purchase the SAF through Book and Claim will reduce annual GHG emissions from its fuel use in flight operations by 25%.

“Over the last two years, Signature has grown our SAF supply points to 17 global airports, or around 10% of our total network of private aviation terminals,” said Tony Lefebvre, CEO, Signature Aviation. “But until we reach the milestone of SAF at every one of our terminals’ fuel farms, Book and Claim gives critical coverage to gaps in supply while immediately taking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.”

Jean-Christophe Gallagher, executive vice president of Services and Support, Corporate Strategy, Bombardier said: “Bombardier already has a unique environmental advantage as our production facilities in Quebec are powered by cleaner hydroelectricity. We will drive our environmental stewardship even further by covering all our production flights with SAF through the new agreement with Signature.”

Earlier this week at NBAA-BACE 2022, Bombardier launched its new Executive cabin for its Global 7500 and Global 8000 aircraft.