Bombardier received an order from an undisclosed U.S. West Coast-based customer for a Global 5500, marking the first sale for that model from the region. The order, valued at $46 million, was supported through Jet Transactions in Van Nuys.
“The combination of additional range, large-cabin comfort, smooth ride, and short-field performance capabilities, makes the new Global 5500 aircraft uniquely suited to meet our clients’ West Coast missions,” said Brant Dahlfors, co-founder of Jet Transactions.
Bombardier unveiled the 5,700-nm Global 5500, along with its 6,600-nm Global 6500 sibling during the 2018 EBACE in Geneva. Based on the 5000 and 6000 program, the newest members of the Global family feature new Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engines, a re-profiled wing, updated flight deck, and a new interior featuring Bombardier’s Nuage seat design. Bombardier is targeting entry-into-service by year-end. Toward meeting that goal, the company has already inducted the first 6500 into completions and by the end of May, 90 percent of flight test for the newest Globals was complete.
The updates improve hot and high performance and enable the 5500 to complete missions from Los Angeles to London, São Paulo, or Moscow.