Bombardier's flagship Global 7500 aircraft
has been awarded Transport Canada Type Certification, paving the
way for entry-into-service this year.
Certification by the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety
Agency (EASA) is expected to follow shortly.
of our clean-sheet Global 7500 business jet is a defining moment
for Bombardier, for our employees and for the industry, as we
approach entry-into-service,” said David Coleal, President,
Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Thanks to the rigour and innovation
of our design and test program, the Global 7500 aircraft has
succeeded in elevating every standard by which a business jet is
measured – comfort, luxury, performance and a smooth ride. At
entry-into-service, this aircraft will meet the latest and all of
the most stringent certification requirements and is set to
redefine international business jet travel. We couldn’t be more
proud of this achievement.”
The Global 7500 aircraft has accumulated more than 2,700 flight
hours since the flight testing program began in November 2016.
boasts a range of 7,700 nautical miles, a full 300
nautical miles further than initial commitments, meaning that it can connect New York to Hong Kong, and
Singapore to San Francisco, nonstop.
Bombardier’s latest advancements in airframe and wing design, the
Global 7500 aircraft exceeded its original takeoff and landing
performance commitments, leading to a new published takeoff
distance of 5,800 feet,” said Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice
President, Global 7500 and Global 8000 Program, Bombardier
Business Aircraft. “This improved takeoff performance distance is
almost 500 feet shorter than the closest – and smaller –
competitor aircraft, and enables the Global 7500 business jet to
operate out of airports with shorter runways — all while offering
Bombardier’s signature smooth ride.”