Bombardier recently held an event at its newly named Laurent Beaudoin completion center to mark the entry into service of the Global 7500. Customers, suppliers and industry representatives gathered to celebrate the milestone.
“Pride and excitement are profound understatements when it comes to the entry into service of our flagship Global 7500 aircraft,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This revolutionary aircraft is the gateway to a transformed business aviation landscape and a very bright future. No other aircraft can compare and this achievement demonstrates Bombardier’s commitment to deliver revolutionary and high-performing aircraft and provide customers with the best business jet experience in the world.”
The Global 7500 offers a range of 7,700 nautical miles and has exceeded its original take-off and landing performance commitments, leading to a new published take-off distance of 5,800ft. The aircraft also reached Mach 0.995 five months after the start of the flight test program.
“Today’s celebration is a testament to the rigor and excellence of our Global 7500 aircraft program, from the drawing board to entry into service,” said Michel Ouellette, senior vice president of program management and engineering at Bombardier Business Aircraft. “It is a historic moment for Bombardier and the thousands of dedicated employees who have proudly brought a no-compromise attitude to the table each and every day. Today, the world-class, highly skilled team at the Laurent Beaudoin completion center continues to carry on the tradition of delivering game-changing large-cabin aircraft in Montréal, much like the original Global Express 20 years ago.”
The Global 7500 interior is notable for its full-size galley, four living spaces and patented Nuage seat. Other features include the nice Touch CMS, offering a new way to connect with the cabin through the Bombardier Touch dial, which features an OLED display.