Bombardier has celebrated the entry-into-service of the latest addition to its Global family, the Global 6500 jet.
The aircraft, that has a range of 6,600 nautical miles, with a top speed of Mach 0.90, will make its public debut at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas on October 22.
“We are celebrating a significant milestone today with the entry-into-service of this exceptional aircraft,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Aviation. “We’re proud of the work our team and our suppliers have done to deliver a technologically advanced aircraft that exceeds our customers’ expectations in terms of unparalleled comfort, superior performance and an incomparable smooth ride. The Global 6500 business jet continues to maintain the longstanding winning DNA of our Global family of aircraft, the most successful long-range business jet platform.”
The Pearl 15 engine, developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, was custom-designed to power the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.
This achievement comes after the Transport Canada certification of both the Global 5500 and Global 6500 awarded on September 24.