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Bombardier has announced that its Global 7500 business jet has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, validating the aircraft’s operation in Europe.
“We’ve transformed business aviation with the Global 7500 jet,” said Michel Ouellette, senior vice-president of Program Management and Engineering, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “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 U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in November 2018, both within 24 months of its first flight. The aircraft entered service in December 2018.
The Global 7500 has demonstrated its ability to fly further than any other business jet by expanding its advertised range to 7,700 nautical miles (14,260 kilometres), a full 300 nautical miles further than initial commitments. Not only does the Global 7500 aircraft 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 Global 7500 aircraft to push the boundaries of business travel by resetting the bar for long-haul missions in the industry. The Global 7500 aircraft is the only business jet that connects New York to Hong Kong and Singapore to San Francisco nonstop, flying eight passengers with standard National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) instrument flight rules (IFR) fuel reserves.
The Global 7500 offers not only its signature smooth ride, but also an elevated cabin experience, with spaciousness that is unique among business jets, and its award-winning interior featuring a full-size kitchen and four true living spaces. The Global 7500 aircraft also debuts Bombardier’s patented nuage seat, which was meticulously designed for maximum comfort and will be exclusive to the new Global family of aircraft.