Bombardier's Global 5500 and Global 6500
business jets have received European Aviation Safety Agency
two aircraft are powered by Pearl 15 engines, the latest addition to
Rolls-Royce’s business aviation engine portfolio. The engines were
manufactured in Dahlewitz, Germany, and were custom-designed
aerodynamics, blade cooling and engine health monitoring systems.
The new aircraft build on the success of the
Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft by offering 500 and 600
nautical miles of additional range, respectively, coupled with an
up to 13% fuel burn advantage.
The Global 5500 aircraft can connect Sao Paolo and
Paris, and Moscow and Los Angeles, while the Global 6500 aircraft can
connect Hong Kong or Singapore and London, and Toluca and Madrid.
“This milestone is the
latest accomplishment for our latest Global aircraft, which
continue to exceed expectations on every level,” said Michel
Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Program Management and
Engineering, Bombardier Aviation. “Obtaining Type Certification
from the European Aviation Safety Agency Certification marks one
of the final chapters in our very successful development program,
and this achievement is a direct result of the commitment to
excellence of the highly-skilled employees who worked on the
program and our solid collaboration with our suppliers.”
This aircraft entered service on 30 September
after receiving Transport Canada certification.