Bombardier is exhibiting at NBAA-BACE (held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 22-24 October 2019) having just received EASA certification for its new Global 5500 and Global 6500 jets. This milestone, which paves the way for the aircraft to operate in the European Union, follows Transport Canada certification and entry into service on 30 September 2019.
“This milestone is the latest accomplishment for our latest Global aircraft, which continue to exceed expectations on every level,” said Michel Ouellette, senior vice president of programme management and engineering at Bombardier Aviation. “Obtaining type certification from the EASA Certification marks one of the final chapters in our very successful development programme, and this achievement is a direct result of the commitment to excellence of the highly skilled employees who worked on the programme and our solid collaboration with our suppliers.”
The aircraft went through a rigorous flight-test programme, which was completed at Bombardier’s test centre in Wichita, Kansas. The Pearl 15 engine, the latest addition to Rolls-Royce’s business aviation engine portfolio, was developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, and was custom-designed to power the Global 5500 and Global 6500.
The aircraft have been designed to offer built-in systems redundancy and a smooth ride. They feature the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck. These new aircraft build on the success of the Global 5000 and Global 6000 by offering 500 and 600 nautical miles of additional range, respectively, coupled with an up to 13% fuel burn advantage.