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Bombarider Global 6500 enters completion in Montreal.

The first production Global 6500 business jet has moved into the company’s completion center in Montreal, as the aircraft comes closer to entry-into-service later this year.

More than 90% of the jet’s flight testing has been completed at Bombardier’s Wichita flight test center. The first flight test vehicle successfully completed all mission testing and has been retired, the company said.

The Rolls Royce Pearl engine is delivering on “unmatched” total performance expected and flight test vehicles two and three are performing exceptionally well during flight testing, said Julien Boudreault, vice president of program management for Bombardier Business Aircraft.

“As the Global 6500 jet progresses towards entry-into-service, we couldn’t be happier to welcome the first production aircraft in our state-of-the-art facilities in Montreal, where high-precision completion work is being carried out,” Boudreault said. “With the longest range, largest cabin in its class and smoothest ride, the Global 6500 boasts an innovative interior design and enhanced performance, offering the convenience and state-of-the-art technology our customers’ have come to expect from the Global family.”

The purpose-built Pearl engine has 7% lower fuel consumption and 15,125 lb. of takeoff thrust with 30% lower emissions, Boudreault said. A reprofiled trailing edge allows for up to 13% better fuel efficiently and a top speed of Mach 0.90.

The Global 6500 is to have a range increase of up to 1,300 nm when operating from hot-and-high locations, thanks to increased engine thrust and overall fuel efficiency.

It will have a top speed of Mach .90 and 6,600 nm range, connecting Hong Kong or Singapore to London and Tuluca to Madrid, nonstop.


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