Global 5000 Earns Transport Canada Type Approval
The new Bombardier Global 5000, said
to be the world's fastest intercontinental super-large business
jet, has received full type approval from Transport Canada,
clearing the way for first deliveries of "green" production
aircraft to begin in the second quarter of 2004. The first
Bombardier Global 5000, currently being equipped with a custom
interior, will enter service in the fourth quarter of
"This changes everything - the Bombardier Global 5000 is far and
away the new standard in the super-large business jet category,"
stated Peter Edwards, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "The
Global 5000 is a state-of-the-art machine that will dramatically
improve travel for business and government leaders who, to date,
have had no choice but to compromise on most key attributes such as
cabin width, functionality, travel time between important cities,
and airfield accessibility."
Transport Canada - the lead regulatory agency involved in the
program - awarded full certification to Chapter 525, Change 6, on
March 12, 2004. The Bombardier Global 5000 will also be approved by
the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to FAR Part 25, Amendments
1 to 97, and by the European Joint Aviation Authorities to JAR Part
25, up to Change 14.
Launched in February 2002 following an intensive 24-month market
analysis, the Bombardier Global 5000 provides a cost-effective
step-up for current large aircraft operators. As well, operators
flying both the Bombardier Global Express and Bombardier Global
5000 aircraft will enjoy several key benefits from fleet
commonality including enhanced operational flexibility and common
crew type rating, lower pilot and maintenance training costs, and
lower maintenance and spare parts costs.
Bombardier test pilots and engineers demonstrated the superior
speed capabilities of the Bombardier Global 5000 during the flight
test program, flying at Mach 0.89 (590 mph) and even beyond.
Due to its speed, and its maximum take-off weight of 87,700
pounds, the Bombardier Global 5000 can connect important business
corridors such as Washington D.C.-London and New York-Paris at
least 20 minutes faster than either the Gulfstream G450 or the
Falcon 900EX. The Bombardier Global 5000 offers even more
time-saving benefits over greater distances: it can fly
Paris-Chicago and Berlin-Washington D.C. approximately 47 minutes
faster than these two older jets.
At a typical cruise speed of Mach
0.85 (562 mph) - the fastest cruise speed in its category - the
Bombardier Global 5000 will fly eight passengers and three crew
4,800 nautical miles.
Cabin enhancements include new body heat-activated seats that
adjust to a passenger's physique, enlarged window overlays offering
up to 40 per cent more natural light over previous designs, and a
new contoured cabin periphery that creates a greater sense of
intimacy. Passengers will also enjoy a superior cabin ambiance
thanks to next-generation light emitting diode technology.
In addition, the aircraft is equipped with a revolutionary
Ethernet-based cabin electronic system delivering the same
high-caliber working capabilities comparable to any ground office.
It features: three communication channels linked with the Inmarsat
satellite network and one channel for use with the Iridium
satellite constellation; a high-speed data channel transferring up
to 64 kilobits per second; both wired and wireless telephones; dual
avionics grade Local Area Networks (LAN) with dual servers; and
in-cabin printer and fax capabilities.