On Friday 28 September Bombardier received type certification from Transport Canada for the Global 7500. Bombardier expects FAA and EASA certification to follow soon, so that deliveries can start to begin before year-end.
This means that from 2019 on you are more likely to encounter a Global 7500 "in the wild", other than the five flight test vehicles (FTV) used for the certification process.
Certification comes eight years after Bombardier took the wraps of its longest range and largest purpose-built business jet to date, then known as the Global 7000. While the programme incurred a two-year delay to accommodate a wing redesign, certification followed after a two-year flight-test program with five aircraft, accumulating more than 2,700 flight test hours. (photo copyright Bombardier)