Bombardier’s Global 7500 arrive in Montreal

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 18, 2018 16:48

Bombardier’s Global 7500 arrive in Montreal

Bombardier announced that Global 7500 aircraft started arriving at the company’s Montreal facilities last month, where high-precision completion work is being carried out on this jet. Skilled workers at Bombardier’s state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence in Dorval, Quebec, have been building and assembling complete interior sets including kitchens, state room beds, dining furniture and Nuage seats for multiple customer aircraft since the centre’s inauguration in 2017.

“As the Global 7500 jet continues to progress towards its entry-into-service, we couldn’t be happier to welcome the first production aircraft in our Montreal facilities,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Global 7500 interior completion work requires fine craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. Bombardier Business Aircraft is taking its world-class expertise a step further through a new modular completion process leveraging advanced test rigs that ensure all customer aircraft surpass expectations at every level.”

As part of the development program, interiors are validated on the ground in a one-of-a-kind Bombardier-designed test rig that replicates the conditions of flight related to airframe motions and flight loads using a production fuselage mounted on a pneumatic bed. This process allowed for the validation of the interior’s fit and finish well in advance of its actual installation on the Architect, the fourth flight test vehicle. Bombardier is now using this unique tool for the interiors installation process of its production aircraft to ensure enhanced operational efficiency and an uncompromised experience for customers.

“The Global 7500 aircraft’s production process, specifically the interior completion work, results from years of thoughtful planning to maximize efficiency while ensuring the utmost quality for customers,” said Paul Sislian, Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Our cutting-edge interior test rig allows our teams to conduct all major fit and finish adjustments at our Centre of Excellence, in advance of installation in the aircraft. This process significantly reduces our completions cycle time and will ensure a smooth entry-into-service and an exceptional product right from the start.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 18, 2018 16:48