Bombardier announced that its flagship Global 7500 aircraft has been awarded Transport Canada Type Certification, paving the way for entry into service this year.
Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration – FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency – EASA is expected to follow shortly.
“The certification of our clean-sheet Global 7500 business jet is a defining moment for Bombardier, for our employees and for the industry, as we approach entry-into-service – said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft- . Thanks to the rigour and innovation of our design and test program, the Global 7500 aircraft has succeeded in elevating every standard by which a business jet is measured, comfort, luxury, performance and a smooth ride. At entry-into-service, this aircraft will meet the latest and all of the most stringent certification requirements and is set to redefine international business jet travel. We couldn’t be more proud of this achievement.”
“Canadian aerospace products have a well-deserved global reputation for quality, value and reliability. The certification of the Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft is a significant accomplishment that will create good quality jobs for Canadians and support the continued growth of the local and regional economies where these aircraft are built,” said the Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport.
The Global 7500 aircraft has accumulated more than 2,700 flight hours since the flight testing program began in November 2016.