- September 14, 2006, 10:26 AM
Midcoast Aviation earlier this year delivered the first Global 5000 to be completed outside Bombardier’s factory completions center in Montreal. Midcoast, an independent completion center based at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Ill., is approved by Bombardier to do highly customized cabins in the Global 5000, as well as in the Global XRS and Challenger 605. “Customized” is hardly an adequate description for this latest Global 5000. The big business jet is configured for 10 passengers and equipped with fore and aft lavatories and fore and aft galleys. Six passenger seats are equipped with display monitors, in addition to two bulkhead-mounted 18-inch monitors and one motorized monitor concealed in a large credenza. Beechwood cabinetry and trim with graphite inlay highlights the design. Cabin entertainment goodies include satellite-direct television, XM satellite radio, satcom and Airshow’s moving-map system.