Aircraft Maintenance Technology

AUG-SEP 2018

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8 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS AVIATION unscheduled maintenance. From recycling programs, from batteries to bottles, to on-site employee health screenings, in many ways, the operational pillar is where sustainability was born, with its roots in the compliance world of health, safety and environment (HSE). On the health and safety side, this means ensuring a safe, ergonomic work environment for all employees and fostering a culture of prevention — we all want to be a part of a work environment where we feel that safety is a priority. Beyond mandatory, regular adoption of bump caps and safety glasses, and managing issues like fatigue prevention and work life balance are also essential pieces of shop floor life. At Bombardier Business Aircraft, we call this approach our Preventative Culture and work to adopt it throughout daily habits. Accidents and incidents are reported and lessons shared across the organization so as to maintain awareness. Organizations that implement strong sustainability strategies strive to mitigate their environmental impact across their operations. We set concrete, measurable targets to reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas or GHG emissions, water consumption, and waste, and sites around the world implement environmental improvements based on local assessments and priorities. Site-specific programs range from recycling programs to solar panel installation. Outside of the HSE sphere, sustainable operations extend all the way to ensuring a viable supply chain via solid supplier relationships — including audits — as well as ABOVE: BOMBARDIER Global 7500 business jet. RIGHT: DESIGN from the inside out: Bombardier's Nuage seat, the first new seat architecture in business aviation in 30 years, was designed with ergonomics at the forefront. BOMBARDIER BUSINESS AIRCRAFT

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