Midcoast Aviation has delivered the first corporate-use Global 5000 to be custom-completed outside the Bombardier factory and has signed a deal to complete Challenger 850 executive aircraft in North America.
The long-range aircraft, one in a series of Global 5000s being completed by US-based Midcoast, features fore and aft lavatories, dual galleys, an electric-lift credenza monitor, an electrically operated high-low conference table and carbonfibre trim throughout the 10-passenger cabin.
Fully integrated cabin electronics include voice, fax and high-speed data communications, an on-board local area network, satellite television, XM Radio, a moving map system, and a stock ticker. Satellite communications are based on the three-channel Rockwell Collins ST 6100 system. Midcoast avionics technicians also upgraded factory cockpit instrumentation, including the heads-up flight display, and added a lightning detection system.
“The aircraft sets a new, higher standard for the artful integration of form and function inside a Global 5000 cabin,” says Rodger Renaud, vice-president, completion and modification sales. “The cabin meets demanding corporate needs in an atmosphere that is both business-like and restful.”
The company, now part of Jet Aviation (booth 780), has completed almost 80 “green” aircraft to date.


Source: Flight Daily News