Bombardier unveils Global 5000 cabin cross-section mockup

Represents most sophisticated cabin interior in corporate aviation

Bombardier Aerospace today unveiled a full-size mockup of the forward cabin section of its new Bombardier Global* 5000 super-large business jet.
The unveiling, which occurred immediately after the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) opening ceremony, attracted a large number of media, industry officials and Bombardier operators to Bombardier’s exhibit booth at the Orlando Orange County Convention Center (Booth 1079, Hall A-2).

The mockup depicts a four-seat, single club production configuration which will be installed in the second and final flight test aircraft, serial number 9130, at Bombardier’s Montréal Completion Center. This aircraft will serve for environmental control system validation, as well as for interior function and reliability testing.

“We are very pleased to be able to give NBAA attendees and visitors a preview of the Bombardier Global 5000’s advanced cabin, representing the most sophisticated interior in corporate aviation,” declared James Hoblyn, vice-president, Bombardier Aerospace, Business Aircraft. “The aircraft’s spacious cabin is in a class by itself, providing passengers with more living and working area than any other super-large business jet.
It incorporates the latest advancements in ergonomics and technology to ensure optimal comfort and productivity.”

The cross section now on display is outfitted with Bombardier’s preferred completion package. It features four next-generation seats with contoured back and arm rests incorporating new cushions designs to further enhance comfort on long flights. It also includes a completely redesigned cabin periphery to provide passengers with a greater sense of intimacy. New side-ledges and tables provide extended work surface areas.
A robust table structure, incorporating a simple pullout and retraction mechanism, provides more load support. In addition, enlarged window overlays offer passengers 15-to 40-percent more natural light than previous designs.

Bombardier Global 5000 cabin - superior ambiance, superior technology

Bombardier Global 5000 passengers will enjoy a superior level of cabin ambiance achieved with Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology that disperses light in hues of Red, Green and Blue (RGB), complete with optional mood lighting.

The Bombardier Global 5000 will also be equipped with one of the world’s most advanced and reliable cabin electronic systems to deliver the same high-caliber working capabilities business travelers enjoy on the ground. The state-of-the-art system provides links to a full complement of office tools, from e-mail and web browsing to satellite telephones, printer/fax, as well as superb entertainment options.

Other features include an integrated systems diagnostic tool, connected to all cabin related systems, facilitating maintenance and troubleshooting – a first in corporate aviation.

In addition to the interior cabin mockup, the prototype Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft is currently on static display at Orlando Executive Airport. Certification of the Global 5000 is expected during the first quarter of 2004 and the first aircraft is scheduled to enter service later that year.

Launched in February 2002, the Bombardier Global 5000 is a high-speed intercontinental business jet capable of flying non-stop from continental Europe to central North America at Mach 0.85 (562 mph; 904 km/h) with eight passengers and a crew of three. With the shortest balanced field length of any widebody business jet, the Global 5000 will fly executives in and out of airfields closer to their point of business.

Based on the proven platform of the Bombardier Global Express, the Bombardier Global 5000 will also offer an unprecedented level of productivity and flexibility to operators of both types through common type ratings for pilots and maintenance workers, and aircraft commonality for spares.

Bombardier Aerospace, a unit of Bombardier Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative aviation products and provides services for the regional, business and amphibious aircraft markets. It also offers Bombardier Flexjet and Bombardier Skyjet business aircraft programs, technical services, and aircraft maintenance and pilot training for business, regional airline and military customers.

Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, is a world-leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 75,000 people and manufacturing facilities in 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2003 stood at $23.7 billion Cdn. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).

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Leo Knaapen
Bombardier Aerospace
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