Bombardier Business Aircraft carried out on November 4 the successful first flight of its Global 7000 aircraft flight test vehicle (FTV1). This marked 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.
The Global 7000 FTV1 took off from Bombardier’s facility in Toronto, Ontario, in Canada, under the command of Captain Ed Grabman, assisted by a co-pilot and flight test engineer.
Dedicated to testing basic system functionality and assessing the handling and flying qualities of the aircraft, the flight lasted 2 hours and 27 minutes, during which all flight controls were exercised. The flight crew conducted a gradual climb to 20,000ft (6,096m) and the aircraft reached a planned test speed of 240kts. The systems and aircraft performed as expected.
November 9, 2016