Bombardier’s Global 7500 business jet aircraft has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, marking a key milestone as it approaches entry-into-service later this year.
“Obtaining the Global 7500 aircraft Type Certification from the FAA marks one of the final chapters in our very successful development programme,” commented Stephen McCullough, Bombardier’s vice-president of integrated product development for the Global 7500 and Global 8000 programme.
Earlier this year, Bombardier announced the expanded range of the Global 7500 of 7,700 nautical miles, 300 nautical miles further than initial commitments. The manufacturer said the Global 7500 aircraft is the only business jet that can connect New York to Hong Kong, and Singapore to San Francisco nonstop.
The aircraft also exceeded takeoff and landing performance commitments, supporting access to challenging airports, such as Chicago Executive Airport in Illinois, or Eagle County Regional Airport, Colorado, even in adverse weather conditions.
On entry into service the Global 7500 aircraft will offer an award-winning interior featuring a full-size kitchen and four living spaces.
The aircraft will also debut Bombardier’s patented Nuage seat, which will be exclusive to the new Global family of aircraft.
In September, the Global 7500 aircraft was awarded Transport Canada Type Certification.