The Global 6500 program is closer to its scheduled entry into service later in 2019, following the first induction to Bombardier’s completion center in Montreal, Canada. Bombardier reports that 90% of flight testing has been completed at its test center in Wichita, Kansas.
“As the Global 6500 jet progresses towards entry into service, we couldn’t be happier to welcome the first production aircraft in our state-of-the-art facilities in Montreal, where high-precision completion work is being carried out on the new business jet,” said Julien Boudreault, vice president, program management, Bombardier Aviation. “With the longest range, largest cabin in its class and smoothest ride, the Global 6500 boasts an innovative interior design and enhanced performance, offering the convenience and state-of-the-art technology our customers have come to expect from the Global family.”
The redesigned cabin debuts the Nuage chaise in its conference suite. The chaise can be used as a lounge chair or be converted into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the table. The patented Nuage seat, exclusive to the new Global family, will also feature. It is designed to offer maximum comfort and effortless movement, with long-range flights in mind.
The Global 6500 has purpose-built Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engines and a new wing with redefined aerodynamics designed to ensure a smooth ride.