Bombardier has completed the first flight of its third Global 7000 flight-test vehicle, with the 10 May sortie taking place from its Toronto site.

The airframer will use FTV3 to test the avionics and electrical systems on the ultra-long-range business jet.

Bombardier provides few other details about the flight, other than to say the aircraft carried two engineers in addition to two pilots.

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The certification effort for the Global 7000 was launched in November 2013 with the first flight of the initial test aircraft. A second aircraft joined the fleet on 4 March this year.

The company says its flight-test programme remains on track for the Global 7000 to achieve certification in 2018.