Canadian regulators have certified Bombardier's new Global 7500 ultra-long-range business jet, clearing the path for Bombardier to deliver the first of the type later this year.
Neither the US Federal Administration nor the European Aviation Safety Agency have yet to sign off on the Global 7500, but Bombardier expects those certifications will "follow shortly', it says in a media release.
Bombardier, which announced the Canadian certification in coordination with Canada's transport minister Marc Garneau, frames the Global 7500 as among the most advanced and opulent business jet available.
"The Global 7500 aircraft has succeeded in elevating every standard by which a business jet is measured – comfort, luxury, performance and a smooth ride," the Montreal-based airframer says. "This aircraft… is set to redefine international business jet travel."
The Global 7500 has range of 7,700nm (14,260km), giving it capability to fly routes such as New York-Hong Kong and Singapore-San Francisco, Bombardier says.
The aircraft has a published takeoff distance of 5800ft (1,770m), which Bombardier says enables it to operate from shorter runways than competing business jets.
Certification follows a flight test programme that started in November 2016. Since then, five test aircraft logged more than 2,700h of flight time.
Source: Flight International