Bombardier on October 21 announced a range increase of 200 nautical miles for its Global 5500 business jet, which is now rated by the Montreal company for a total range of 5,900 nautical miles at Mach 0.85.
“We are thrilled to offer this extended range to our customers,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Aviation. “The rigour and innovation behind our Global 5500 aircraft design and test program have allowed us to deliver enhanced performance without compromise.”
Bombardier states this new 5,900 nautical range for the Global 5500 is 700 nautical miles more at Mach 0.85 than its closest and smaller competitor. As a result, the Global 5500 aircraft can fly nonstop from Western Europe to the West Coast of the United States, under certain operating conditions.
The Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engine, custom designed for the Global 5500 and Global 6500, includes what Bombardier describes as enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems. Bombardier also points to the advanced wing design leveraged by its two newest Global business jets, which were recently certified by Transport Canada. The Global 6500 jet entered service on September 30, 2019.