Bombardier Celebrates Delivery of First Global 6500 Aircraft to HK Bellawings Jet Limited of Hong Kong

December 23, 2019 Montréal Aviation,  Press Release

Bombardier delivers its first Global 6500 aircraft to
HK Bellawings Jet Limited

  • HK Bellawings operator to induct the Global 6500 business jet into their stellar portfolio of Bombardier products
  • HK Bellawings Jet Limited will become operator managing China’s largest fleet of Global 6500 and Global 7500 aircraft
  • Global 6500 aircraft are ideally suited for operations in Asia, offering global reach to key cities around the world and an elevated flight experience with Bombardier’s signature smooth ride technology

Montreal, December 23, 2019 – Bombardier celebrated the delivery of its first Global 6500 aircraft to Hong Kong aircraft management company HK Bellawings Jet Limited. This news follows the Global 6500 jet’s recent entry-into-service on September 24, 2019, and its public debut at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas in October.

“The Global 6500 aircraft is the aircraft of choice for thriving business jet management companies such as HK Bellawings,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Aviation. “This industry-leading aircraft offers the largest cabin, the longest range and the smoothest ride in its class. With a refined interior, and the total performance synonymous with Global business jets, the Global 6500 aircraft is perfectly suited to meet the needs of the most discerning travelers in the region.”

“We are thrilled to induct the Global 6500 aircraft into our fleet and to commence our operations with one of the world’s leading business jets,” said Mr. YJ Zhang, President, HK Bellawings. “With its stunning cabin and thoughtful design, we are confident the Global 6500 aircraft will provide an exceptional flight experience to our customers.”

Boasting the widest cabin in its class and high-end craftsmanship, the Global 6500 jet provides passengers with the ultimate comfort for productive and enjoyable flights. The aircraft blends innovation and design seamlessly, and offers exclusive features such as Bombardier’s patented Nuage seat for optimal ergonomic comfort, as well as the Nuage chaise, a versatile seating option that converts from a lounge chair to a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining. 

Equipped with the purpose-built Rolls Royce Pearl engines and a redesigned wing to provide the smoothest ride, the Global 6500 jet offers a class-leading range of 6,600 nautical miles, connecting Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai to major destinations such as London, Milan or San Francisco. The brand-new Rolls-Royce Pearl engines’ next-generation design also make the Global 6500 aircraft a cleaner and more efficient business jet, delivering industry-leading ultra-low emission levels for a reduced environmental footprint.

Established in 2014, HK Bellawings Jet Limited is a distinguished business jet management company dedicated to providing a diverse array of professional, highly efficient and comprehensive business aviation services and solutions, which include business jet management, aircraft maintenance, travel concierge service, aircraft acquisition service, and business aviation consultancy. They operate a fleet of Challenger and Global business aircraft.

Bombardier’s Performance-leading Global 5500 and Global 6500 Jets Awarded FAA Certification

December 23, 2019 Montréal Aviation,  Business Aircraft,  Press Release

  • First Global 6500 aircraft entered into service in September and made its celebrated worldwide debut in October at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas
  • The Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets received Transport Canada, EASA and now FAA certifications on time and as scheduled
  • The Global 5500 jet boasts an increased range of 5,900 NM, 700 NM more at Mach 0.85 than its closest and smaller competitor
  • The Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft have the smoothest ride, the largest cabins and the longest range in their class

Bombardier announced today that its two latest additions to the Global family, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets, have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, achieving another important milestone following its successful entry-into-service in September and its impressive worldwide debut at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas.

“This latest milestone is terrific news and starts a new chapter in our Global family story,” said Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Program Management and Engineering, Bombardier Aviation. “With the largest cabin in their respective classes, breakthrough design attributes and unique expressions of comfort, control, and the smoothest ride, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft have a strong future and will earn the appreciation of executives, pilots and operators around the world.”

The aircraft went through a rigorous flight testing program and obtained Transport Canada and EASA certifications within a few weeks of each other. The Pearl 15 engine was custom-designed with innovative technology – including enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems – to power the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft. With the purpose-built engines, advanced wing design and built-in systems redundancy and robustness for which Bombardier Global aircraft are renowned, the aircraft offer superior safety and a smooth ride for passengers.

Equipped with the revolutionary Bombardier Vision Flight Deck, the industry’s leading cockpit featuring the latest technology with advanced, workload-reducing automations, the aircraft offer a comprehensive avionics suite with ergonomics and aesthetics that provide pilots with outstanding comfort and control.

The redesigned cabins aboard these aircraft are stunning as Global cabins are renowned to be, with exclusive features that are as innovative as they are luxurious. The Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft offer the patented Nuage seat, the first new seating architecture in business aviation in more than 30 years. The aircraft also feature the innovative Nuage chaise, business aviation’s first and only available lounge chair that converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the conference grouping table. Within the fluid lines of its exceptionally crafted architecture is a marvel of furniture engineering, meticulously designed to maximize comfort in flight.

These new aircraft build on the success of the Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft by offering 700 and 600 nautical miles of additional range, respectively, coupled with an up to 13-per-cent fuel burn advantage, contributing to highly favorable operating costs versus smaller competing aircraft with less range. In addition, the Global 5500 aircraft flies 200 nautical miles farther than planned. With 700 nautical miles more at Mach 0.85 than its closest and smaller competitor, the Global 5500 aircraft can fly nonstop from Western Europe to the West Coast of the United States*, connecting more destinations and providing Bombardier’s signature smooth ride for exceptional passenger comfort.

Bombardier expands sustainable aviation fuel offering

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03 DECEMBER, 2019 – FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL BY: KATE SARSFIELD, LONDON

Bombardier is stepping up its commitment to helping reduce the carbon footprint of business aviation, with its headquarters in Montreal becoming the first facility outside the USA to take delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The arrival of 27,600 litres (7,300USgal) of cooking oil-based biofuel at the Dorval manufacturing plant also represents another step in the airframer’s ambition to secure a long-term supply of SAF across its global facilities, as sustainable fuel becomes more readily available.

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The shipment in Montreal will fuel new deliveries of Challenger 350 and 650 business jets, but Bombardier says it will boost the supply next year to include new Global 7500, 6500 and 6000 shipments.

“We are proud to offer [SAF] for the first time at one of our Canadian facilities, and it’s only the beginning,” says David Coleal, president of Bombardier Aviation.

He says Bombardier is “working toward ensuring that the use of these fuels becomes a standard in our day-to-day operations as we do our part to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide, and meet the long-standing industry climate pledge”. In 2009, the business aviation community developed an aggressive programme in support of ICAO environmental goals. Its targets include achieving carbon-neutral growth by 2020, and a reduction in total CO2 emissions of 50% by 2050 relative to 2005.

Since 2017, Bombardier has used a supply of SAF during demonstration flights at its US facility in Hartford, Connecticut. The company also flies its biofuel-powered demonstrator fleet to major air shows and events to raise industry awareness of SAF, it says as “a mainstream, drop-in alternative to traditional jet fuel” for business aircraft.

“At Bombardier, we build our aircraft with the future in mind,” Coleal says. He cites as an example the new Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engine. “Purpose-built” for the recently certificated Global 5500 and 6500, he says the 15,125lb (67.3kN)-thrust turbofan makes long rang-twins “cleaner and more efficient, with an up to 13% fuel-burn advantage, contributing to highly favourable operating costs”.

Similarly, he says, the GE Aviation Passport engine, designed specifically for the flagship Global 7500, powers the ultra-long-range business jet “to speeds of up to Mach 0.925 with dependable reliability and greater fuel efficiency”.

Global 6500 Aircraft Shines in Las Vegas as it Makes Worldwide Debut at NBAA-BACE 2019

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  • The Global 6500 aircraft showcased for the first time on static display at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE)
  • The Global 6500 aircraft recently received Transport Canada certification and entered into service on September 30 
  • Global 5500 and Global 6500 jets offer exceptional passenger comfort and a stunning redesigned cabin with exclusive features that are as innovative as they are luxurious
  • Stellar lineup of Bombardier jets displayed at the convention, including the industry flagship Global 7500 business jet, the Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft as well as a full-size mock-up of the new Learjet 75 Liberty

MONTREAL, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following the dramatic unveiling of the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft in 2018 at the European Business Aviation Convention in Geneva, Bombardier debuted less than 18 months later, the all-new Global 6500 aircraft, the latest addition to the award-winning and record-breaking Global family, at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining the Global 6500 aircraft, is a stellar lineup of Bombardier aircraft on static display, including the industry flagship, Global 7500 aircraft.

Bombardier’s Global 6500 aircraft celebration at the 2019 NBAA-BACE
Bombardier Aéronautique – Business Aircraft

“We are proud to present our lineup of extraordinary business jets in Las Vegas, particularly our new Global 6500 and Global 7500 business jets, which redefine the standard in the industry for unparalleled cabin comfort, advanced technology and unrivalled performance,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Aviation. “Game-changing aircraft like these make for an aviation experience that is second to none, and the Bombardier team has set the bar to new heights when it comes to performance and on-time entry-into-service.”

The Pearl 15 engine, the latest addition to Rolls-Royce’s market-leading business aviation engine portfolio, was developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, and was custom-designed with the most advanced technology – including enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems – to power the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft. With the purpose-built engines, advanced wing design and built-in systems redundancy and robustness for which Bombardier Global aircraft are renowned, the aircraft offer a superior safety and a smooth ride to its passengers.

The Global 6500 aircraft offers a stunning redesigned cabin with exclusive features that are as innovative as they are luxurious. The Global 6500 business jet also debuts the Nuage chaise, business aviation’s first and only lounge chair that converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the conference grouping table. Within the fluid lines of its exceptionally crafted architecture is a marvel of furniture engineering, meticulously designed to maximize comfort in flight. Bombardier’s patented Nuage seat is also exclusive to the new Global aircraft family. With its distinctive technology, the Nuage seat is ideally suited for long-range flights.

The new aircraft builds on the success of the Global 6000 aircraft by offering 600 nautical miles of additional range, coupled with an up to 13-per-cent fuel burn advantage, contributing to highly favorable operating costs versus smaller competing aircraft with less range. The Global 6500 aircraft can connect New York to Dubai, and Hong Kong to London. The aircraft also boasts superior agility, with the ability to access airports that others can’t, such as London City.

Bombardier’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 Jets Awarded EASA Certification

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  • Certification comes on the heels of Transport Canada certification and entry-into-service on September 30
  • EASA certification allows the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft to be registered in a European Union country
  • Aircraft to make public debut on October 22 at NBAA-BACE static display in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Equipped with a state-of-the-art cockpit, the aircraft features the latest technology for outstanding comfort and control
  • Both aircraft offer superior safety due to built-in systems redundancy and robustness for which all Bombardier Global aircraft are renowned       

MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier announced today that its two latest additions to the Global family, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets, have received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, validating the requirement for the aircraft’s operation in the European Union. This certification comes on the heels of Transport Canada certification and entry-into-service on September 30.

“This milestone is the latest accomplishment for our latest Global aircraft, which continue to exceed expectations on every level,” said Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Program Management and Engineering, Bombardier Aviation. “Obtaining Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency Certification marks one of the final chapters in our very successful development program, and this achievement is a direct result of the commitment to excellence of the highly-skilled employees who worked on the program and our solid collaboration with our suppliers.”

The aircraft went through the rigorous flight testing program, which was completed at Bombardier’s world-class test centre in Wichita, Kansas. The Pearl 15 engine, the latest addition to Rolls-Royce’s exceptional business aviation engine portfolio, was developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, and was custom-designed with the most innovative technology – including enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems – to power the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft. With the purpose-built engines, advanced wing design and built-in systems redundancy and robustness for which Bombardier Global aircraft are renowned, the aircraft offer superior safety and a smooth ride to its passengers.

Equipped with the revolutionary Bombardier Vision Flight Deck, the industry’s leading cockpit featuring the latest technology, the aircraft offer a comprehensive avionics suite with ergonomics and aesthetics that provide pilots with outstanding comfort and control.

These new aircraft build on the success of the Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft by offering 500 and 600 nautical miles of additional range, respectively, coupled with an up to 13-per-cent fuel burn advantage, contributing to highly favorable operating costs versus smaller competing aircraft with less range. The Global 5500 aircraft can connect Sao Paolo and Paris, and Moscow and Los Angeles; the Global 6500 aircraft can connect Hong Kong or Singapore and London, and Toluca and Madrid*.

Bombardier Celebrates Entry-into-service of the Global 6500 Jet

Provided by Bombardier Business Aircraft/Globe Newswire

  • Transport Canada awarded certification to Global 5500 and Global 6500 on September 24
  • The latest members of the Global family offer unmatched passenger comfort, greater range, a larger cabin and a smoother ride than competitor aircraft in the same class
  • With a newly optimized wing and the all-new Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engine, these aircraft fly farther, faster and deliver unmatched total performance
  • Both offer superior safety due to built-in systems redundancy and robustness for which all Bombardier Global aircraft are renowned            

MONTREAL, Oct. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier celebrates the entry-into-service of the latest addition to its Global family, the Global 6500 jet. This achievement comes on the heels of Transport Canada certification of both the Global 5500 and Global 6500 awarded on September 24. The aircraft will make its public debut at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas on October 22.

“We are celebrating a significant milestone today with the entry-into-service of this exceptional aircraft,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Aviation. “We’re proud of the work our team and our suppliers have done to deliver a technologically advanced aircraft that exceeds our customers’ expectations in terms of unparalleled comfort, superior performance and an incomparable smooth ride. The Global 6500 business jet continues to maintain the longstanding winning DNA of our Global family of aircraft, the most successful long-range business jet platform.”

The aircraft went through the rigorous flight testing program, which was completed at Bombardier’s world-class test centre in Wichita, Kansas. The Pearl 15 engine, the latest addition to Rolls-Royce’s exceptional business aviation engine portfolio, received EASA certification in 2018 and Transport Canada certification recently. The engine, developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, was custom-designed with the most innovative technology – including enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems – to power the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.

With the purpose-built engines, advanced wing design and built-in systems redundancy and robustness for which Bombardier Global aircraft are renowned, the aircraft offer superior safety and a smooth ride to its passengers. The new Rolls-Royce Pearl engines also make the Global 6500 aircraft a cleaner and more efficient business jet.

Equipped with the revolutionary Bombardier Vision Flight Deck and the industry’s leading cockpit, the aircraft offers a comprehensive avionics suite with ergonomics and aesthetics that provide pilots with outstanding comfort and control.

The Global 6500 aircraft has a class-leading range of 6,600 nautical miles, with a top speed of Mach 0.90 and Bombardier’s smooth ride technology. It can connect New York to Dubai, and Hong Kong to London. The Global 6500 aircraft also boasts superior agility, with the ability to access airports that others can’t, such as London City.

The Global 6500 aircraft offers a stunning redesigned cabin with exclusive features that are as innovative as they are luxurious. The Global 6500 business jet also debuts the Nuage chaise, a unique seating innovation, which adds new dimensions to the conference suite as a lounge chair that converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the table. Bombardier’s patented Nuage seat is also exclusive to the new Global aircraft family. With its distinctive technology, the Nuage seat is ideally suited for long-range flights.

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Bombardier’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 Jets Awarded Transport Canada Certification

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  • Certification paves the way for entry-into-service this year as planned
  • The Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft flew through the rigorous flight testing program 
  • Combined with a newly optimized wing, the new Pearl 15 engines render the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft cleaner and more efficient
  • Both aircraft offer superior safety due to built-in systems redundancy and robustness for which all Bombardier Global aircraft are renowned
  • The Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft have the smoothest ride, the largest cabins and the longest range in their class, and offer exceptional passenger comfort            

MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier announced today that its two latest additions to the Global family, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets, have been awarded Transport Canada Type Certification, paving the way for entry-into-service this year. Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are expected to follow shortly.

“Following their dramatic unveiling last year, these aircraft continue to surprise and surpass expectations. Thanks to a new wing design and custom-made Rolls-Royce Pearl engines, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 jets boast farthest-in-class ranges, offering unrivalled performance and unsurpassed passenger comfort, at exceptional operating costs,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Aviation. “Not only did we deliver on our commitments but we did on schedule, demonstrating the ingenuity, skill, rigor and consummate professionalism that is inherent to the longstanding winning DNA of our dedicated team members.”

The aircraft flew through the rigorous flight testing program, which was completed at Bombardier’s world-class test centre in Wichita, Kansas. The Pearl 15 engine, the latest addition to Rolls-Royce’s exceptional business aviation engine portfolio, received Transport Canada certification recently. The engine, developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, was custom-designed with the most innovative technology – including enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems – to power the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft. With the purpose-built engines, advanced wing design and built-in systems redundancy and robustness for which Bombardier Global aircraft are renowned, the aircraft offer superior safety and a smooth ride to its passengers.

Equipped with the revolutionary Bombardier’s Vision Flight Deck, the industry’s leading cockpit, the aircraft offer a comprehensive avionics suite with ergonomics and aesthetics that provide pilots with outstanding comfort and control.

The aircraft offer stunning redesigned cabins with exclusive features that are as innovative as they are luxurious. The Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets also debut the Nuage chaise, a unique seating innovation that adds new dimensions to the conference suite as a lounge chair that converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the table. Bombardier’s patented Nuage seat is also exclusive to the new Global aircraft family. With its distinctive technology, the Nuage seat is ideally suited for long-range flights.

These new aircraft build on the success of the Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft by offering 500 and 600 nautical miles of additional range, respectively, coupled with an up to 13-per-cent fuel burn advantage, contributing to highly favourable operating costs versus smaller competing aircraft with less range. The Global 5500 aircraft can connect Sao Paolo and Paris, and Moscow and Los Angeles; the Global 6500 aircraft can connect Hong Kong or Singapore and London, and Toluca and Madrid*.

Bombardier Welcomes First Global 6500 Aircraft into its State-of-the-art Completion Facility in Montreal

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May 20, 2019 Geneva Business Aircraft,  Press Release

  • First production Global 6500 aircraft moves into the Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre, as the newest member of the Global family advances towards entry-into-service as planned later this year
  • Ninety per cent of total flight test complete, wing and engine in final stages of validation
  • All testing on first flight test vehicle is complete; aircraft is retired
  • The Global 6500 aircraft offers greater range, a larger cabin and a smoother ride than competitor aircraft in the same class
  • Featuring Bombardier’s patented and innovative Nuage seating, the spacious cabin is designed for an unprecedented level of comfort

Bombardier is pleased to announce that the first Global 6500 aircraft was inducted in its state-of-the-art completion centre in Montreal moving the new addition to the Global family closer to entry-into-service later this year.

“As the Global 6500 jet progresses towards entry-into-service, we couldn’t be happier to welcome the first production aircraft in our state-of-the-art facilities in Montreal, where high-precision completion work is being carried out on the new business jet,” said Julien Boudreault, Vice President, Program Management, Bombardier Aviation. “With the longest range, largest cabin in its class and smoothest ride, the Global 6500 boasts an innovative interior design and enhanced performance, offering the convenience and state-of-the-art technology our customers have come to expect from the Global family.”

Flight testing is progressing well, with 90 per cent of flight testing completed at Bombardier’s world-class test centre in Wichita, Kansas. The first flight test vehicle (FTV) has successfully completed all mission testing and is now retired. The Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engine, the most advanced in business aviation, is delivering on the unmatched total performance expected and FTV2 and FTV3 are performing exceptionally well throughout the rigorous flight testing program.

The purpose-built Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engines and a new wing make the Global 6500 aircraft faster and more efficient. The Global 6500 aircraft boast optimal operating costs that outmatch all other aircraft in their class, along with the built-in systems redundancy and robustness for which Bombardier Global aircraft are renowned.

Taking total performance to new heights, the Global 6500 aircraft delivers a range increase of up to 1,300 nautical miles when operating out of hot weather and high-altitude conditions, thanks to increased engine thrust and improved overall fuel efficiency. With a top speed of Mach .90, the Global 6500 aircraft can connect Hong Kong or Singapore to London and Toluca to Madrid non-stop. The re-imagined wing brings flexibility and redefined aerodynamics to ensure a smooth ride from takeoff to landing.

The Global 6500 aircraft offers a stunning redesigned cabin with exclusive features that are as innovative as they are luxurious. The Global 6500 business jet also debuts the Nuage chaise, a unique seating innovation, which adds new dimensions to the conference suite as a lounge chair that converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the table. Bombardier’s patented Nuage seat, meticulously designed for maximum comfort, is also exclusive to the new Global aircraft family. With its distinctive technologies engineered for maximum comfort and effortless movement, the Nuage seating is ideally suited for long-range flights.