Bombardier has boosted the range of its Global 5500 to 5,900 nautical miles at Mach 0.85, enabling the aircraft to fly nonstop from western Europe to the West Coast of the USA. A baseline feature, the new range comes at no additional cost for customers.
“We are thrilled to offer this extended range to our customers,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Aviation. “The rigour and innovation behind our Global 5500 aircraft design and test programme have allowed us to deliver enhanced performance without compromise. Not only are we standing by our commitment of certifying and bringing to the market an exceptional aircraft on time, we are exceeding expectations along the way.”
The Pearl 15 engine, the latest addition to Rolls-Royce’s business aviation engine portfolio, was custom-designed with technologies including enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems – to power the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.
Features of the cabin include the Nuage chaise, a lounge chair that converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the conference grouping table.