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Bombardier, the plane and train manufacturer has chosen the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE2018), in Geneva, Switzerland to unveil two longer-range variants of its successful Global business jets.
David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft commented that: “Bombardier’s two newest Global aircraft are the result of our unrelenting commitment to innovation, excellence and most of all, our desire to deliver unmatched capabilities to our customers. This next generation of performance stems from the winning DNA of our Global family of aircraft, now further enhanced through a newly optimized wing, a fully reimagined cabin and new, purpose-built engines.”
According to Bombardier: “The Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft add to the industry’s best large-category family, joining the high-performing Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft, and the unparalleled Global 7000 aircraft. These new aircraft build on the success of the Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft by offering 500 and 600 nautical miles of additional range, respectively, coupled with an up to 13-per-cent fuel burn advantage, contributing to highly favorable operating costs versus smaller competing aircraft with less range.”
Purpose-built Rolls-Royce Pearl engines and a new wing make the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft cleaner and more efficient, so the Global 5500 aircraft can connect Sao Paolo and Paris, and Moscow and Los Angeles, while the Global 6500 aircraft can connect Hong Kong or Singapore and London, and Toluca and Madrid.
Bombardier has also revealed that the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft will be fitted out with the patented Nuage seat, which Bombardier says is the “first new seating architecture in business aviation in more than 30 years.” The Nuage seat is designed with long flights in mind.
The Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft are anticipated to enter service by the end of 2019.