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Bombardier reveals EcoJet progress, completion of phase 1 testing

In an age of sustainable aviation, Bombardier joins the forefront with its progress on the EcoJet research project. This research platform will aid in the development of technologies to reduce aircraft emissions through aerodynamics and propulsion enhancements. Bombardier announced the latest progress on its project at EBACE 2023, along with the Challenger 3500 business jet's European debut and the introduction of the Certified Pre-Owned aircraft program.Through years of research, Bombardier has completed the first testing phase with a small-scale model of a blended-wing body aircraft, which represents about seven percent of a large business jet. Bombardier will use the data collected from phase one to begin the process of conducting a second testing phase with a new model, twice as large. The phase two model completed its first flight last year, another step on the way to a test campaign. "Bombardier has taken a leadership position in the industry's efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, and the EcoJet research project is paramount to developing the technologies that will bring us toward the goal of net zero emissions by 2050," said Stephen McCullough, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. "We are very pleased to see the highly engaging results yielded so far and to continue our trailblazing work as we kick off the next phase of this game-changing research project. The EcoJet research project has garnered a high level of interest across the industry, and we are looking forward to mobilizing partners as we continue to define the future of business aviation."Our CEO joined a #sustainability discussion at #EBACE2023 with industry leaders, discussing net zero emissions target in #businesaviation. Don't miss Éric Martel advocating Bombardier's exceptional leadership in #SustainableAviation! pic.twitter.com/apgMqMmLIA— Bombardier (@Bombardier) May 23, 2023 Bombardier notes the positive results found during the design optimization loops and initial flight test campaign. This includes the deployment of a next-generation Product Lifecycle Management platform. Phase one also confirmed the capability of the sixth-generation transonic wing modeling and the demonstration of new aircraft control architecture. The project intends to reduce aircraft emissions by up to 50 percent. The reduction will be due to the combination of advanced aerodynamics and propulsion enhancements. The EcoJet research project began as a way for Bombardier to produce powerful technologies to use in future projects. This research is done as a part of Bombardier's commitment to the future of sustainable business aviation. As a part of the EcoJet project, Bombardier has made substantial progress in greener aviation, like with the published Environmental Product Declarations for the Challenger 3500, Global 5500, Global 6500 and Global 7500 aircraft. These declarations were made after years of effort and will be used to enhance sustainability across its fleet and operational activity. Bombardier also currently uses SAF at a 30 percent blend for all its flight operations using a Book-and-Claim system. This effort will reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to Bombardier's operations by about 25 percent. Complete EBACE 2023 Coverage:BizAv highlights from EBACE 2023 Environmental protesters storm EBACE opening day Cessna Citation Ascend - latest in XL series, debuts at EBACEREPORT: The next five years in business jet sales could start with a hiccup for preowned inventory Gulfstream EBACE announcements - G800 makes continental debut, G700 flight testing progresses HondaJet Elite II makes first public appearance at EBACE
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