Bombardier is celebrating the much-anticipated receipt of Transport Canada type certification of its 7,700-nautical mile flagship Global 7500. The company expects U.S. FAA and EASA certification shortly and anticipates delivering approximately 20 aircraft before the end of 2019.
To meet that goal, Bombardier has been aggressively ramping up the completions process in Montreal, and customers have been working with designers at the company’s interior showroom, which is like a boutique interior design shop. This is where they can select the appointments for their new aircraft’s interior, such as leathers, materials, veneers, carpeting, countertops, hardware, and even selections of china.
The Global 7500 is the largest purpose-built business jet, offering a four-zone interior, and that size provides customers with new flexibility when configuring their living spaces. That size also poses new challenges for Bombardier in managing the completions process and ensuring timely deliveries for orders that stretch into 2021.
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