Bombardier’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets have been awarded their Transport Canada type certifications, according to a company announcement on Tuesday. Bombardier says it expects FAA and EASA certifications to follow shortly. Flight testing of the aircraft was completed at Bombardier’s Wichita, Kansas, test center and both models are scheduled to enter service later this year.
“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,” said Bombardier Aviation President David Coleal. “Not only did we deliver on our commitments but we did [so] on schedule, demonstrating the ingenuity, skill, rigor and consummate professionalism that is inherent to the longstanding winning DNA of our dedicated team members.”
The Global 5500 can carry up to 16 passengers and has a range of 5,700 NM and maximum payload of 7,139 pounds. The Global 6500 provides space for up to 17 passengers and offers a 6,600-NM range and maximum payload of 5,770 pounds. Both aircraft are powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engines, have a top speed of Mach 0.90 and come equipped with Bombardier’s Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion-based Vision flight deck.