Company also granted joint type rating certification by FAA,
TC, JAA and EASA
The Bombardier Global 5000 high speed intercontinental business
jet has received type approval from the FAA. This certification
paves the way for the entry into service of the aircraft in January
With FAA type approval, the Global 5000 has now completed its
primary certification program. Transport Canada (TC), the lead
regulatory agency in the program, awarded the aircraft full
certification on March 12. The European Aviation Safety Association
(EASA) granted type approval on July 15. The Joint Aviation
Authority (JAA) issues its letter of recommendation to member
countries on August 26.
"With FAA type approval and impending entry into service by year
end, the Global 5000 program is solidly on track," said Peter
Edwards, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft.
"The aircraft has also shown that its range and speed
performance is what we promised when it was launched in February
2002. The July 16, 4,816 nm (8,919 km) record flight from San
Francisco to London proved the Global 5000 can go the distance. And
just two days ago, the record flight from Dublin to Las Vegas
proved the aircraft delivers high-speed intercontinental missions,"
Common Type Rating from TC, FAA, EASA and JAA
Transport Canada, EASA, JAA and the FAA have awarded a common
type rating for both the Bombardier Global Express and the
Bombardier Global 5000. "Common type rating" allows a pilot
qualified on either aircraft to fly the other variant without
extensive transition training.
The four regulatory authorities determined that the aircraft are
functionally equivalent from a pilot's handling and operational
perspective, and a review of the Global 5000 aircraft's flight
manual or a "differences handout" satisfies the regulatory training
requirements. The common type rating approach also holds true for
"No additional simulator training is required when transitioning
to the Bombardier Global 5000," said Edwards. "Such common type
rating approval gives operators much more operational flexibility
in the utilization of pilots and aircraft."
New Interior Undergoing Extensive Reliability Testing
The Global 5000 is also finishing a battery of function and
reliability testing to ensure that its new interior and advanced
cabin systems are of the highest reliability. The aircraft features
the industry leading Ethernet-based Airshow 21 Cabin Electronics
System from Rockwell-Collins. Its all-digital architecture gives
passengers and crew unprecedented control over communications,
entertainment and cabin management.
The Global 5000 is the first application in corporate aviation
for the newest version of Airshow 21, and the long-range airplane
now sets the standard for cabin control.
The cabin also includes the latest advancementsin
ergonomics, productivity and ambiance technology, such as:
- Optional heat-activated seats that adjust to a passenger's
- Larger window overlays that allow 40 percent more natural
- Next generation LED's for more reliable cabin illumination
With all four type approvals in hand, the Global 5000 is ready
to enter service with more speed and range than any aircraft in its
class. With its high speed cruise of Mach 0.85, the aircraft will
fly eight passengers and three crew more than 4,800 nm (8,889 km)
on super-long distance routes and can save an hour or more over