Last spring, Bombardier Business Aircraft made the decision to complete the interior of the first Global 7500 in Toronto rather than waiting for its transfer to Montreal. The aircraft is still in Toronto and the progress of the work would be on time as reported. Since the Global delivery center is in Montreal, the aircraft should be moved there in the weeks before delivery to Niki Lauda.
In addition, the second Global 7500 production as arrive in Montreal few months ago. The installation of electrical wiring would be completed and the interior completion would have begun. The third production aircraft has also been in Montreal for a few weeks. While overall Global 7500 production is progressing very well, it is still too early to say that there will be more than one Global 7500 delivery in 2018.
The test flights for the Global 7500 certification are now complete and it is now a matter of paperwork before he receives his type certificate. Another two to three months are expected depending on the number of clarifications that Transport Canada will request from Bombardier.
The increase in the Global 7500 range, combined with the launch of the Global 5500 and the Global 6500, would have generated a lot of interest, well beyond Bombardier’s expectations. It will however still be a few more months before new orders materialize and have a significant impact on the backlog.>>> Follow us on Facebook and Twitter