[Avionics Magazine 11-7-2016] Bombardier announced the completion of the maiden flight of its Global 7000 business jet, lasting two hours and 27 minutes. The flight was completed at Bombardier’s test facility in Toronto.
Global 7000 maiden flight. Photo: Bombardier.
This first flight marks the start of a flight test program for the newest member of Bombardier’s flagship Global aircraft family, which is scheduled to enter into service in the second half of 2018. Dedicated to testing basic system functionality and assessing the handling and flying qualities of the aircraft, all flight controls were exercised, and the systems and aircraft performed as expected, according to a press release from Bombardier.
The flight crew conducted a gradual climb to 20,000 feet (6,096 m) and the aircraft reached a planned test speed of 240 knots.