Bombardier Business Aircraft’s flagship Global 7500 large, long-range business jet has been awarded Transport Canada Type Certification, 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 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.”
“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,” said the Hon. Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport.
The Global 7500 aircraft has accumulated more than 2,700 flight hours since the flight testing program began in November 2016.
“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,” said François Caza, vice president, product development and chief engineer, product development engineering, aerospace, Bombardier Inc.
“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 5,800ft,” said Michel Ouellette, senior vice president, Global 7500 and Global 8000 program, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This improved takeoff performance distance is almost 500ft shorter than the closest – and smaller – competitor aircraft, and enables the Global 7500 business jet to operate out of airports with shorter runways.”
The Global 7500 aircraft boasts a range of 7,700nm, 300nm further than initial commitments, and can connect New York to Hong Kong, and Singapore to San Francisco, nonstop.
The Global 7500 aircraft’s cabin entertainment system, coupled with ultra-fast connection speeds via Ka-band, allows passengers to stream high-definition content. The nice Touch cabin management system (CMS) connects the Global 7500 aircraft cabin through the Bombardier Touch dial, featuring business aviation’s first application of an OLED display.
The Global 7500 also features the Nuage seat, exclusive to the new Global aircraft family and designed for maximum comfort, and a modern, multi-functional kitchen.
These state-of-the-art features and the aircraft’s sophisticated styling contributed to the Global 7500 jet receiving a 2018 Red Dot Award for Product Design, one of the most sought-after honors for design and innovation excellence worldwide.