Industry Bombardier Global 5500 and 6500 awarded FAA certification

Canada´s aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has revealed, that its Global 5500 and Global 6500 have been awarded FAA certification.

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The latest additions to the Global family, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. This is another important milestone in the history of the programme, after the aircraft celebrated a successful entry-into-service in September.

Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Program Management and Engineering, Bombardier Aviation said: “This latest milestone is terrific news and starts a new chapter in our Global family story [...] 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.”

Over the past months, the aircraft went through a rigorous flight-testing program, that ensures all programmes and services are working properly. Also, the aircraft characteristics are being tested to ensure a maximum of safety during operations.

Both the Global 5500 and the 6500 have already obtained Transport Canada and EASA certifications within a few wees of each other. The specially built and developed engine Pearl 15, which powers both business jets, has received the certification as well.

Regarding the new aircraft, Bombardier wrote in a statement: "The redesigned cabins aboard these aircraft are stunning as Global cabins are renowned to be, with exclusive features that are as innovative as they are luxurious. The Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft offer the patented Nuage seat, the first new seating architecture in business aviation in more than 30 years. The aircraft also feature the innovative Nuage chaise, business aviation’s first and only available lounge chair that converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the conference grouping table. Within the fluid lines of its exceptionally crafted architecture is a marvel of furniture engineering, meticulously designed to maximize comfort in flight."

The aircraft build on the success of the Global 500 and 600 by offering 700 and 600 nautical miles of additional range, while having a 13 per cent fuel burn advantage. This allows operators throughout the world to operate the aircraft with the lowest possible operating costs.

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