Bombardier announced today that the Global 5500 has exceeded its performance targets and now has a range 200 nm farther than planned. These cements its position as the range leader within its market segment. The new range is 5,900nm at Mach 0.85, giving the aircraft additional flexibility and providing 700 nautical miles more range than its closest competitor.
David Coleal, President, Bombardier Aviation said “We are thrilled to offer this extended range to our customers. “The rigor and innovation behind our Global 5500 aircraft design and test program have allowed us to deliver enhanced performance without compromise. Not only are we standing by our commitment of certifying and bringing to the market an exceptional aircraft on time, we are exceeding expectations along the way.”
The aircraft can fly non-stop from Western Europe to the West Coast of the US, connecting more destinations. The Pearl 15 engine, the latest addition to Rolls-Royce’s exceptional business aviation engine portfolio, 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, the aircraft offers superior aerodynamics and performance.