The first prototype Bombardier Global 7000 (S/N, C-70001 GLBO) first launched the engines (GE Passport). This is one step closer to the Canadian producer to the first flight of the new flagship, to be held later this year. Bombardir intends to transfer the first customer aircraft already in the second half of the year 2018. Another three flight protopipa are currently in the final stage of production.
Announcement of the program ul’tradal’nih family of business jets Global 7000 and 8000 in September 2010 year. Global 7000 and 8000 have the same GE Passport 20 16500 lbs thrust. Global 7000 larger his fellow and has a design range of 7300 nautical miles (10 passengers, a crew of four people and the speed of Mach 0.85). Shorter Global 8000 will fly on the range 7900 miles under the same conditions, but with eight passengers.
In the cockpit will be set Pro Line Fusion Rockwell and side control knobs instead of traditional wheels. However, Bombardier does not report whether the handles electronically linked, both new G500 and G600 company Gulfstream, or will move independently, both at Airbus.
Global 7000 got the biggest in the business-class cabin, and Global 8000-increased flying range. If 7000 carry ten people without refueling from London to Singapore, from New York to Dubai or from Beijing to Washington, then 8000 with eight passengers on Board will fly from Sydney to Los Angeles, and from Hong Kong or Mumbai to New York.
Bombardier employs high-tech measuring instruments throughout the production process Global 7000 aircraft assemblies/8000. On line ultimate build in Toronto installed a modern computer-aided positioning system, which is used when joining wing with the fuselage. This system uses laser positioning for consistently accurate installation sites of the aircraft. However, to name the date of the first flight of the Global 7000 in the company have been slow, citing the privacy factor, but the most important thing is the reaction of the market. As regards the beginning of the testing and certification program, the Bombardier promises to name a date closer to the fourth quarter of this year.
How to comment on Bombardier, in addition to the technology of laser positioning the key feature of the final assembly line is also an articulated robot that drilling with high accuracy and repeatability makes holes under the rivets and remove the bevel on the nodes and sections of the fuselage. The company’s goal is to use robots for the clapboard in automatic mode when the gap between the main sections of the fuselage.
The company has already tested 40 systems and commissioned more than 30 different test benches. In addition, the manufacturer got the first 10 Passport engines.
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