Bombardier’s Global 6500 has entered service, following its certification by Transport Canada – along with sister aircraft the Global 5500 – on 24 September 2019. The aircraft will be on display at NBAA-BACE (to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 22-24 October 2019), making its public debut.
“We are celebrating a significant milestone today with the entry into service of this exceptional aircraft,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Aviation. “We’re proud of the work our team and our suppliers have done to deliver a technologically advanced aircraft that exceeds our customers’ expectations in terms of unparalleled comfort, superior performance and an incomparable smooth ride. The Global 6500 business jet continues to maintain the long-standing winning DNA of our Global family of aircraft, the most successful long-range business jet platform.”
The Global 6500 offers a redesigned cabin with exclusive features. The aircraft debuts the Nuage chaise in the conference suite. It is a lounge chair that converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the table. Bombardier’s patented Nuage seat is also exclusive to the new Global family.
The aircraft’s flight-test programme was completed at Bombardier’s test centre in Wichita, Kansas. TheGlobal 6500 is equipped with the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck and Rolls-Royce’s Pearl 15 engine, which received EASA certification in 2018 and Transport Canada certification recently. The aircraft has a range of 6,600 nautical miles (12,223km), with a top speed of Mach 0.90.