Bombardier Business Aircraft’s 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.
David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft said: “The certification 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. 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 programme began in November 2016.
François Caza, Vice President, Product Development and Chief Engineer, Product Development Engineering, Aerospace, Bombardier Inc, said: “The performance and functionality of this class-defining aircraft is a testament to the unique expertise and dedication of our highly skilled product development team.
“During the certification process the team successfully validated all customer and regulatory requirements to yield a highly integrated, state-of-the-art aircraft with the highest level of safety that meets or exceeds the needs of our clients.”
Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Global 7500 and Global 8000 Programme, Bombardier Business Aircraft said: “Thanks to Bombardier’s latest advancements in airframe and wing design, the Global 7500 aircraft exceeded its original take-off and landing performance commitments, leading to a new published takeoff distance of 5,800 feet,”
The Global 7500 aircraft has a range of 7,700 nautical miles (14,260km), a full 300 nautical miles (555km) further than initial commitments, and Bombardier says it is the only business aircraft that can connect New York to Hong Kong, and Singapore to San Francisco non-stop.
Source: Bombardier Business Aircraft