Bombardier Business Aircraft’s flagship private jet, the Global 7500, has been awarded Type Certification by Transport Canada, paving the way for entry-into-service this year.
Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is expected to follow shortly.
“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 rigour 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.”
Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport, said, “The certification of the Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft is a significant accomplishment that will create good quality jobs for Canadians and support the continued growth of the local and regional economies where these aircraft are built.”
The Global 7500 aircraft has accumulated more than 2,700 flight hours since the flight testing program began in November 2016.
“Thanks to Bombardier’s latest advancements in airframe and wing design, the Global 7500 aircraft exceeded its original takeoff and landing performance commitments, leading to a new published takeoff distance of 5,800 feet,” said Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Global 7500 and Global 8000 Program, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
“This improved takeoff performance distance is almost 500 feet 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 aircraft boasts a range of 7,700 nautical miles, a full 300 nautical miles further than initial commitments, and is claimed to be the only business aircraft that can connect New York to Hong Kong, and Singapore to San Francisco, nonstop.
The Global 7500 aircraft has four true living spaces, and a leading-edge cabin entertainment system. It’s coupled with ultra-fast connection speeds via Ka-band, allows passengers to stream high-definition content and enjoy an exceptional entertainment experience.
Another innovation is the nice Touch cabin management system (CMS) which introduces a new way to connect with the Global 7500 aircraft cabin through the Bombardier Touch dial, featuring business aviation’s first application of an OLED display.
The Global 7500 aircraft also has the patented Nuage seat, exclusive to the new Global aircraft family.
Finally, the modern and multi-functional kitchen on the Global 7500 business jet features unprecedented storage space and offers an exceptional dining experience.