Transport Canada has granted type certification to Bombardier’s new flagship, the Global 7500. Bombardier expects FAA and EASA certification “shortly” and says the aircraft will enter service this year.
“The certification of our clean-sheet Global 7500 business jet is a defining moment for Bombardier, for our employees and for the industry, as we approach entry into service,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
“Thanks to the rigor and innovation of our design and test program, the Global 7500 aircraft has succeeded in elevating every standard by which a business jet is measured – comfort, luxury, performance and a smooth ride.
“At entry into service, this aircraft will meet the latest and all of the most stringent certification requirements and is set to redefine international business jet travel. We couldn’t be more proud of this achievement.”
The testing program for the aircraft began in November 2016, since when the aircraft has flown more than 2,700 flight hours.
“The performance and functionality of this class-defining aircraft is a testament to the unique expertise and dedication of our highly skilled product development team,” said François Caza, vice president, product development and chief engineer, product development engineering, aerospace, Bombardier.
“During the certification process the team successfully validated all customer and regulatory requirements to yield a highly integrated, state-of-the-art aircraft with the highest level of safety that meets or exceeds the needs of our clients.”
“Thanks to Bombardier’s latest advancements in airframe and wing design, the Global 7500 aircraft exceeded its original take-off and landing performance commitments, leading to a new published take-off distance of 5,800ft,” said Michel Ouellette, senior vice president, Global 7500 and Global 8000 program, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
“This improved take-off performance distance is almost 500ft shorter than the closest – and smaller – competitor aircraft and enables the Global 7500 business jet to operate out of airports with shorter runways – all while offering Bombardier’s signature smooth ride.”
The Global 7500 has range of 7,700 nautical miles. The cabin features four living spaces, a multifunctional galley featuring “unprecedented” storage space and the brand-new and patented Nuage seat.
The IFE system and Ka-band enable passengers to stream HD content. The cabin also features the nice Touch CMS and new ways to control the cabin, including the Touch dial, which has an OLED display.
Click here to read all about it in the July 2018 issue of Business Jet Interiors International.