Bombardier Global Express

May 7, 2008 - 11:29am

Marshall Aerospace, now finishing its sixth Global Express completion for Bombardier,
is having to find alternative work for its Cambridge, UK facility as sales slow for the ultra-long-range business jet. The company is contracted to complete six more green Globals, but it is now unclear when it will get this work.

May 7, 2008 - 9:18am

The Transportation Security Administration’s compliance deadline is December 1 on new security requirements for on-demand air-taxi operators of aircraft with an mtow of 12,500 lb or more. The TSA’s final Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) was scheduled to be issued on October 31.

May 6, 2008 - 9:44am

The Transportation Security Administration delayed the compliance deadline on its separate and controversial rules regarding stringent new security requirements for on-demand air-taxi operators of aircraft with an mtow of 12,500 lb or more. The comment period on the TSA’s proposed Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) was reopened for comments through September 30 and the TSA intends to issue a final rule on October 31.

May 6, 2008 - 9:17am

Among all the factors that influence a buyer’s decision to purchase one business jet over another, brand loyalty is well recognized as one of the strongest. Citation owners, looking to replace or add another steed to their stables, usually buy another Citation. Falcon owners, for the most part, buy another Falcon. And Gulfstream owners generally buy Gulfstreams.

May 6, 2008 - 9:08am

Bombardier is trying to sell Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland. Less than two miles from the center of Belfast, the downtown airport has attracted growing volumes of regional airline and corporate traffic in recent years. Bombardier acquired the airport when it bought Short Brothers in 1989 along with its airplane factory, which is located on the same site.

May 5, 2008 - 6:24am

Air Data’s JetAir bio-protection air purification system has received Transport Canada manufacturing approval. The Montreal-based company expects supplemental type certification early this summer for Bombardier’s Global Express XRS and Global 5000. U.S. independent completion and refurbishment specialist Midcoast is offering the system as an option to operators of both Global variants.

April 16, 2008 - 11:42am

First flight of the Global 5000, a shortened version of the Global Express, is still scheduled for first quarter next year, and type certification by Transport Canada, the FAA and the JAA is on target for first quarter 2004. Entry into service is planned for the end of that year. Officially launched on February 5 this year, the 5000 is Bombardier’s 12th new airplane in 12 years.

March 20, 2008 - 7:50am

When the going gets tough, the tough launch airplane programs. Banking on better times beyond the currently cloudy economy, and despite depressed business-airplane shipments by the Canadian airframer last year, Bombardier has formally launched the Global 5000 after first introducing the program last October.

March 19, 2008 - 7:38am

After a series of tests, Dassault Aviation has aborted a project to install the Max-Viz

March 19, 2008 - 7:15am

Montreal-based CMC Electronics has delivered the first complete enhanced vision system (EVS) to Bombardier for flight testing aboard the Global Express. CMC’s SureSight I-series EVS infrared sensor will be integrated with a Thales Avionics HUD. The system will be installed as standard equipment on the Global Express and offered as an option on the Global 5000.

 
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