Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Bombardier has announced that its Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets have been awarded Transport Canada type certification.
Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are expected to follow shortly.
“Following their dramatic unveiling last year, these aircraft continue to surprise and surpass expectations,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Aviation.
“Thanks to a new wing design and custom-made Rolls-Royce Pearl engines, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 jets boast farthest-in-class ranges, offering unrivalled performance and unsurpassed passenger comfort, at exceptional operating costs.”
The aircraft completed the flight testing program at Bombardier’s test centre in Wichita, Kansas, paving the way for entry-into-service this year.
“Not only did we deliver on our commitments but we did on schedule, demonstrating the ingenuity, skill, rigor and consummate professionalism that is inherent to the longstanding winning DNA of our dedicated team members.”