Bombardier Global 7000 business jet takes flight

Bombardier Global 7000 business jet takes flight

Posted on Sat, 05 Nov 2016 06:12

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On November 4th, the all-new Bombardier Global 7000 business jet aircraft conducted its maiden flight, from Bombardier facilities in Toronto, Canada.

It flew for 2 hours and 27 minutes, climbing to 20,000 feet (6,096 m) and achieving its planned test speed of 240 knots.

The Global 7000 will now enter a comprehensive flight test and certification program, and is on schedule to enter service in the second half of 2018.

This is a milestone day for Bombardier. As the C Series airliner successfully enters service, the Global 7000 now begins to prove its capabilities in flight test.  Both are all-new aircraft, each unique and poised to lead their respective market segments – so today continues an impressive pattern that is both exciting and important to Bombardier … and also very noteworthy for civil aviation worldwide.

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