Bombardier's flagship business jet, the Global 7500, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, validating the requirement for the aircraft’s operation in Europe.
“We’ve transformed business aviation with the Global 7500 jet,” said Bombardier's Senior Vice President, Program Management and Engineering, Michel Ouellette. “With the longest range in the industry, the aircraft can connect more international cities nonstop, opening many destinations to our customers.”
The Global 7500 business jet earned its type certification from Transport Canada in September 2018, followed by the US Federal Aviation Administration in November 2018, both within only 24 months after the first flight of FTV1. The aircraft entered service in December 2018.
The aircraft has demonstrated its ability to fly further than any other business jet by expanding its advertised range to 7,700 nautical miles, a full 300 nautical miles further than initial commitments. Not only does the Global 7500 provide more range than any other competitor, it can do so from the most difficult locations around the world: the Global 7500 jet exceeded takeoff and landing performance commitments, allowing for exceptional capability from Europe’s most desirable and challenging destinations such as Sion and St. Moritz, Switzerland.
These achievements have enabled the aircraft to push the boundaries of business travel by resetting the bar for long-haul missions in the industry. The Global 7500 is the only business jet that connects New York to Hong Kong and Singapore to San Francisco nonstop, flying eight passengers with standard NBAA IFR fuel reserves.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 14th February 2019 | Issue #498