Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Global 7500 aircraft has been awarded Transport Canada Type Certification, paving the way for entry-into-service this year. Certification by the FAA and EASA is expected to follow shortly.
David Coleal, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft, said, “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.
“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 prouder of this achievement.”
The Global 7500 aircraft has accumulated more than 2,700 flight hours since the flight testing program began in November 2016.
François Caza, vice president, product development and chief engineer, product development engineering, aerospace, at Bombardier, commented, “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.
“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.”
The Global 7500 aircraft has a range of 7,700 nautical miles and it is the only business aircraft that can connect New York to Hong Kong, and Singapore to San Francisco non-stop under certain operating conditions.