First Global 7500 goes into completion
Days after Bombardier signed a multi-billion dollar deal to deliver up to 18 Global business jets to Hong Kong-based management company, Bellawings Jet, its first production Global 7500 has entered the company's completion centre in Montreal.
Opened in 2017, the Montreal-facility has been building interiors for the Global family of business jets since it's launch. Expected to gain US FAA certification later in 2018, the private jet series is expected to start deliveries during the second half of the year.
"As the Global 7500 jet continues to progress towards its entry-into-service, we couldn’t be happier to welcome the first production aircraft in our Montreal facilities" commented David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. " Bombardier Business Aircraft is taking its world-class expertise a step further through a new modular completion process leveraging advanced test rigs that ensure all customer aircraft surpass expectations at every level."
5 test aircrafts had already been developed during the programme, which has spanned over 2,000 hours of flight tests. Amongst the jet's advantages are a 7,700 nautical mile range, a top speed of Mach 0.925 and a cabin that covers four separate living spaces. The aircraft is marketed at $72.8 million.