May 12, 2014
Bombardier starts assembly of major structures on Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program
Bombardier Aerospace announced the achievement of key product development milestones on the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program, with the start of production and assembly of major structures for the first Flight Test Vehicle (FTV1) of the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program. Structural and system suppliers, as well as various Bombardier Aerospace manufacturing sites, are engaged in manufacturing parts and major structures for FTV1. The rear fuselage and cockpit are currently being assembled at Bombardier Aerospace’s manufacturing facilities in Querétaro, Mexico, and St-Laurent, Canada, respectively. The centre fuselage is being assembled at Aerolia’s manufacturing facility in Méaulte, France, and the wing is being assembled at Triumph’s facility in Red Oak, Texas. Set to enter-into-service in 2016 and 2017 respectively, the new Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft exemplify Bombardier’s visionary thinking. Both jets will have the ability to reach more destinations non-stop than ever before, delivering unprecedented levels of performance, flexibility and comfort.