Bombardier's Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. Their Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engine has been certified too.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has just certified the latest models from Bombardier’s Global family. The Global 5500 and Global 6500 both received their certifications from Transport Canada in late September, then from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in mid-October. The Pearl 15 engine was custom-designed to power the two Bombardier aircraft. The latest addition to Rolls-Royce’s business aviation engine portfolio, like the Global 5500 and Global 6500, received EASA and Transport Canada certifications, respectively, in 2018 and earlier in September this year as well as FAA's in December. The Pearl 15 engine, developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, was designed with enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems. These new aircraft build on the success of the Bombardier 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.