Bombardier Delivers First Global 5500 Business Jet to be Based in the United States
Bombardier is happy to announce the delivery of the first Global
5500 aircraft to be based in the United States. This business jet,
which will be available for charter, was recently delivered to
longtime Bombardier customer Unicorp National Developments,
headquartered in Orlando, Florida.
“Our team at Unicorp is beyond excited to benefit from the first
Global 5500 aircraft in the United States,” said Chuck Whittall,
President, Unicorp National Developments. “This aircraft will allow
us to travel with less fuss and more peace of mind.”
The Global 5500 business jet entered service last month, joining
Bombardier’s new large-cabin family alongside the outstanding
Global 6500 aircraft and the industry flagship Global 7500
aircraft. The Global 5500 aircraft’s best-in-class range can take
passengers nonstop from Florida to Sao Paolo, Paris, London or
Moscow.* On flights short or long, Global 5500 aircraft passengers
will enjoy the most comfortable environment, with three stunning
and spacious living areas featuring Bombardier’s patented Nuage
seating collection. High-speed, worldwide** Ka-band connectivity
ensures that productivity is never compromised.
“We are thrilled that Unicorp will be using this
high-performing, high-value Global business jet to facilitate
travel needs,” said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Worldwide
Sales and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With its
intercontinental range and best-in-class cabin experience, the
Global 5500 aircraft is a valuable asset for companies looking for
safe and efficient transport.”
The Global 5500 business jet is equipped with Bombardier Pũr
Air, a sophisticated air purification system available exclusively
on Global aircraft. The system’s advanced HEPA filter captures up
to 99.99% of allergens, bacteria and viruses.
Unicorp’s Global 5500 aircraft will be available for charter out
of Orlando International Airport via Elite Air, under a Part 135
The aircraft delivery took place at Bombardier’s site in
Wichita, Kansas, where Global 5500 aircraft are completed. This
multifaceted site has a history of collaboration with Unicorp: 16
years ago, the company took delivery of the first-ever Learjet 60
aircraft to be completed in Wichita.
About the Global 5500 aircraft The new Global
5500 business jet offers a unique blend of innovation, style and
comfort. With its next-generation wing technology and purpose-built
engines, the Global 5500 aircraft flies farther and faster.
Meticulously conceived with exquisite finishes and high-end
craftsmanship, the Global 5500 aircraft features groundbreaking
innovations including Bombardier’s patented Nuage seat, the first
new seat architecture in business aviation in 30 years. Taking
total performance to new heights, the Global 5500 aircraft boasts
an impressive range of 5,900 nautical miles (10,928 km), with an
optimized wing to ensure the smoothest ride.
About Bombardier With nearly 60,000 employees
across two business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the
transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing
planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class
transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger
comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.
Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Bombardier has production and
engineering sites in over 25 countries across the segments of
Aviation and Transportation. Bombardier shares are traded on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended Dec. 31,
2019, Bombardier posted revenues of $15.8 billion. News and
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