General Aviation Global 5500 and Global 6500 receive Transport Canada type certificate
Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has announced, that both the Global 5500 and the Global 6500 have received their type certificate from Transport Canada.
These latest certifications by the leading Canadian aviation authority are a huge milestone for Bombardier, as the manufacturer is now eligible to perform deliveries to customers. The entry-into service, which was planned for this year, is expected to happen on time.
Bombardier stated, that the type certifications by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from the United States and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are expected to follow shortly.
“Following their dramatic unveiling last year, these aircraft continue to surprise and surpass expectations. 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,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Aviation. “Not only did we deliver on our commitments, but we did on schedule, demonstrating the ingenuity, skill, rigor and consummate professionalism that is inherent to the longstanding winning DNA of our dedicated team members.”
Over the past weeks and months, both aircraft performed a flight-testing program, which was completed at the manufacturer´s test centre in Wichita, Kansas. The aircraft are being powered by the Pearl 15 engine, which was recently certificated by Transport Canada as well. The Rolls-Royce engine was custom designed with the most innovative technology, said Bombardier.
The Global 5500 builds on the success of the Global 5000 and the Global 6500 on the Global 6000 business jet. The newest-generation aircraft now feature 500 and 600 nautical miles additional range and an up to 13 percent strong fuel burn advantage. Bombardier said, that the Global 5500 is capable of connecting Sao Paolo and Paris, while the Global 6500 can connect Hong Kong with London non-stop.
Both aircraft have experienced a fully redesigned cabin with exclusive features and new innovations. A new lounge chair that converts into a flat surface has been included as well. The so-called Nuage, which is an exclusive product by Bombardier, is only implemented into aircraft of the Global aircraft family.
Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry and currently manufactures business jet aircraft. Recently, the carrier sold its de Havilland Turboprop aircraft series and the Canadair Regional Jet portfolio as well. Last year, the Canadian company sold the A220 programme to Airbus.
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