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Under the hot Las Vegas sun on Oct. 22, Bombardier celebrated the Global 6500’s entry into service (EIS) with live music, champagne and a tribute to the partnerships that made the aircraft a reality.
Showcased for the first time at NBAA-BACE, the Global 6500 was recently certified by Transport Canada and entered into service on Sept. 30. Along with the Global 5500, the aircraft was first unveiled at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in May 2018.
“We are proud to present our lineup of extraordinary business jets in Las Vegas, particularly our new Global 6500 and Global 7500 business jets, which redefine the standard in the industry for unparalleled cabin comfort, advanced technology and unrivalled performance,” said David Coleal, president of Bombardier Aviation. “Game-changing aircraft like these make for an aviation experience that is second to none, and the Bombardier team has set the bar to new heights when it comes to performance and on-time entry-into-service.”
Coleal spoke briefly at the EIS event held at Bombardier’s static display at Henderson Executive Airport. He thanked the Bombardier team and recognized the collaboration with Rolls-Royce that resulted in the purpose-built Pearl 15 engine.
Its advanced technology features include enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems to power the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.
Along with these engines, the Global 5500 and 6500 also boast an advanced wing design and built-in systems redundancy and robustness for superior safety and a smooth ride.
The Global 6500 aircraft offers a redesigned cabin with innovative and luxurious features, including the Nuage chaise, business aviation’s first and only lounge chair that converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the conference grouping table.
The new aircraft builds on the success of the Global 6000 aircraft by offering 600 nautical miles of additional range, coupled with an up to 13-per-cent fuel burn advantage. It can connect New York to Dubai, and Hong Kong to London. The aircraft is able to access airports such as London City.