Bombardier’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets have added FAA certification to their existing approvals from Transport Canada and EASA. The aircraft entered service in September 2019 and made their worldwide debut at NBAA-BACE in October 2019.
“This latest milestone is terrific news and starts a new chapter in our Global family story,” said Michel Ouellette, senior vice president, programme management and engineering, Bombardier Aviation. “With the largest cabin in their respective classes, breakthrough design attributes and unique expressions of comfort, control and the smoothest ride, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft have a strong future and will earn the appreciation of executives, pilots and operators around the world.”
The aircraft went through a rigorous flight testing programme and obtained Transport Canada and EASA certifications within a few weeks of each other. The redesigned cabins feature the patented Nuage seat, and the Nuage chaise, a lounge chair that converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the conference grouping table.
These new aircraft build on the success of the Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft by offering 700 and 600 nautical miles of additional range, respectively, coupled with an up to 13% fuel burn advantage. In addition, the Global 5500 flies 200 nautical miles farther than planned.