Bombardier has secured European type certification for the Global 7500, clearing the way for deliveries of the ultra-long-range business jet to begin in the region.
The aviation authority issued the validation on 6 February, three months after US certification was awarded for the 7,900nm- (14,200km)-range flagship, and seven weeks after the first example entered service.
The Canadian airframer has over 110 orders for the GE Aviation Passport-powered Global 7500. Although it is unclear how many of these are destined for European operators, Bombardier brand ambassador and former Formula 1 racing driver Niki Lauda is believed to be an early recipient.
Production is sold out through 2021. The company forecasts deliveries of between 15 and 20 aircraft in 2019 and 35-40 in 2020.
Source: Flight International