Bombardier Global 7500 business jet enters service
Launched eight years ago in 2010 and having faced a two year delay due to a wiring redesign, the Bombardier Global 7500 business jet has finally reached the milestone all the engineers and design teams have been waiting on: Entry-into-service.
To celebrate the milestone, Bombardier held a ceremony at the Laurent Beaudoin Completion Center in Montreal, where a range of suppliers, customers, executives, engineers and other guests viewed presentations and the aircraft.
President of Bombardier Business aircraft, David Coleal, reflected on the aircraft in the following statement:
“This revolutionary aircraft is the gateway to a transformed business aviation landscape and a very bright future.”
Throughout the entire flight testing program, the Global 7500 aircraft demonstrated its ability to push the boundaries of business travel by exceeding its initial performance commitments. In addition to its unsurpassed range of 7,700 nautical miles, the Global 7500 aircraft exceeded its original takeoff and landing performance commitments, leading to a new published takeoff distance of 5,800 feet. The aircraft also reached Mach 0.995 only five months after the start of the flight test program.
I was in the MEBAA (Middle East Business Aviation Association) show last week and saw the full 1:1 mock up cabin of the Bombardier Global 7500. Here are some pictures.
Celebration wise, here is a video Bombardier released for the prestigious unveiling event: