Global 5500 and 6500 awarded EASA certification
By Wings Staff
Bombardier announced today that its Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets, have received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification. In addition to this validation for operation in the European Union, the aircraft received Transport Canada Type Certification just a few weeks ago on September 24 and entry into service on September 30.
“Obtaining Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency Certification marks one of the final chapters in our very successful development program, and this achievement is a direct result of the commitment to excellence of the highly-skilled employees who worked on the program and our solid collaboration with our suppliers,” said Michel Ouellette, senior vice president, program management and engineering, Bombardier Aviation.
The flight-testing program for the aircraft was completed at Bombardier’s test centre in Wichita, Kansas. The Pearl 15 engine leveraged by the Global 5500 and 6500 was developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany. The purpose-built engine features what Bombardier describes as enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems.
Equipped with Bombardier’s Vision Flight Deck, the Global 5500 aircraft can connect Sao Paolo and Paris, and Moscow and Los Angeles. The Global 6500 aircraft can connect Hong Kong or Singapore and London, and Toluca and Madrid.