Bombardier’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets have received Transport Canada type certification, paving the way for their entry into service in 2019. The aircraft underwent a rigorous flight testing programme at Bombardier’s test centre in Wichita, Kansas. Certification by the FAA and EASA are expected to follow shortly.
The newest Global family jets sport redesigned cabins with exclusive features including the Nuage chaise, 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 aircraft family.
These new aircraft offer a range boost of 500 and 600 nautical miles, respectively, over their predecessors, the Global 5000 and Global 6000.
The Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engine also received Transport Canada certification recently. The engine was custom-designed with enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems to power the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.
In addition to the purpose-built engines, the aircraft feature an advanced wing design, built-in systems redundancy, and Bombardier’s Vision Flight Deck.
“Following their dramatic unveiling last year, these aircraft continue to surprise and surpass expectations,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Aviation. “Thanks to a new wing design and custom-made Rolls-Royce Pearl engines, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 jets boast farthest-in-class ranges, offering unrivalled performance and unsurpassed passenger comfort, at exceptional operating costs. Not only did we deliver on our commitments but we did on schedule, demonstrating the ingenuity, skill, rigour and consummate professionalism that is inherent to the long-standing winning DNA of our dedicated team members.”