Bombardier is continuing the ramp-up of its Global 7500 flagship with the completion of the 100th wing shipset for the model. The milestone follows the recent delivery of the 50th of the ultra-long-range model.
“This is an important milestone for our Global 7500 program,” said Paul Sislian, executive v-p of operations and operational excellence for Bombardier. He added that the wing is what helps make the Global 7500 a flagship model, delivering the “smooth ride” and performance of the 7,700-nm aircraft that can fly up to Mach 0.925.
The wing is produced in Bombardier’s Red Oak, Texas facility, which the company acquired from Triumph in early 2019. Bombardier has since built up a talent base at the location, which now employs more than 600. In 2019, the Montreal-headquartered company established a Bombardier Aviation Apprenticeship Program (BAAP) in association with Texas State Technical College to provide a source for future growth and support of the wing. “The BAAP program is critical in keeping up with increased customer demand,” Bombardier said.
As it works through the Global 7500 backlog that extends to 2023, Bombardier executives say the program is continuing to attract steady market interest.