Global 5500 and 6500 jets awarded FAA certification
Bombardier announced today that its Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, following entry-into-service in September of this year. Bombardier also announced the delivery of its first Global 6500 aircraft to Hong Kong aircraft management company HK Bellawings Jet Limited.
“With the largest cabin in their respective classes, breakthrough design attributes and unique expressions of comfort, control, and the smoothest ride, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft have a strong future and will earn the appreciation of executives, pilots and operators around the world,” said Michel Ouellette, senior vice president, program management and engineering, Bombardier Aviation.
The aircraft obtained Transport Canada and EASA certifications within a few weeks of each other. The Pearl 15 engine was custom-designed with enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems to power the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft. These models are also equipped with the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck. The Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft offer the patented Nuage seat, which Bombardier describes as the first new seating architecture in business aviation in more than 30 years.
These new aircraft build on the success of the Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft by offering 700 and 600 nautical miles of additional range, respectively.