Bombardier's two latest additions to the Global
Family of business jets, the Global 5500 and Global 6500,
have 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) are expected to follow shortly.
ďFollowing their dramatic unveiling last year,
these aircraft continue to surprise and surpass expectations.
Thanks to a new wing design and custom-made Rolls-Royce Pearl
engines, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 jets boast
farthest-in-class ranges, offering unrivalled performance and
unsurpassed passenger comfort, at exceptional operating costs,Ē
said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Aviation. ďNot only did
we deliver on our commitments but we did on schedule,
demonstrating the ingenuity, skill, rigor and consummate
professionalism that is inherent to the longstanding winning DNA
of our dedicated team members.Ē
The aircraft flew through the
rigorous flight testing program, which was completed at
Bombardierís test centre in Wichita, Kansas.
15 engine, the latest addition to Rolls-Royceís portfolio, also received Transport Canada
The engine, developed at the Rolls-Royce
Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz,
Germany, features enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine
health monitoring systems.
These 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.
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