Bombardier today is set to raise the standard in cockpit design and technology as the business aviation leader unveils and celebrates its new Global Vision flight deck for Global 5000 and Global Express XRS aircraft, at the Bombardier Static Pavilion at Fulton County Airport. London Air Services, a leading charter service provider based in Vancouver, Canada, will be the first customer to receive the Global Vision flight deck.
"The Global Vision flight deck is unlike anything we've seen on the market. Bombardier has truly raised the cockpit environment to a whole new level," stated Wynne Powell, president and chief operating officer, London Air Services. "The Global Express XRS jet is a very impressive aircraft, the Global Vision flight deck makes it outstanding. We can't wait to fly it."
Leading edge design merges with advanced technology to deliver a completely new flight deck experience. The latest in technological advancements from Rockwell Collins - the new Pro Line Fusion avionics suite - is paired with superior design aesthetics from world-renowned design consultancy firm Design Q, to create the ultimate flight control environment. The Global Vision flight deck, scheduled for certification in the third quarter of 2010 and entry in service in 2011, will provide Global aircraft pilots with an unprecedented level of situational awareness and comfort.
"The Global Vision flight deck is a prime example of Bombardier's commitment to invest in our product platforms and offer our customers aircraft that deliver superior performance, reliability and value," said Pierre Gabriel Cote, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "Bombardier Global aircraft embody the foresight and visionary thinking of Bombardier Aerospace. The new Global Vision flight deck brings the advanced technology and superior design elements already present in the aircraft's luxurious cabin and sleek exterior to the cockpit, providing a truly seamless experience whether you are viewing the jet from the outside, working or relaxing in the cabin or in command of the controls."
Avionics suite integrates the latest in advanced technology features
The new Pro Line Fusion -Rockwell Collins' most advanced avionics suite technology - makes its debut on the Global Vision flight deck. Pro Line Fusion provides an integrated flight deck to ensure interoperability between systems and overall increased efficiency. The avionics suite features four high resolution 15-inch diagonal active matrix liquid crystal displays working in concert with the Head-up Guidance System (HGS(R)), personalized formats of display information, electronic checklist, maps with graphical flight planning, integrated cursor control panel, paperless operation enabled by dual electronics charts, future air navigation system, controller-pilot datalink communication and MultiScan(TM) weather detection system, synthetic vision system and Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS).
The all-new BEVS, featuring the new CMA-2700, - CMC Electronics' third-generation SureSight(R) I-Series(TM) integrated sensor system for enhanced flight vision system applications - will provide pilots with significantly improved situational awareness and the ability to observe runway lights and the runway environment in difficult operating conditions, such as low visibility and darkness. BEVS also offers lower approach minimums under certain situations.
Designed to deliver a seamless visual and functional experience throughout the aircraft
The Global Vision flight deck reflects the overall superior design and exceptional aesthetics of Bombardier's flagship aircraft. The flight deck area is designed to maximize ergonomic function and styled with the same attention to detail and high quality materials used throughout the cabin: luxurious leathers and suedes, brushed chrome and carbon-fibre accents to create an entirely new flight command experience and a wider looking flight deck. Adding to the comfort of the cockpit environment, map lighting and sunvisors are positioned where they are most effective, and storage space within the pilots' reach has been increased and designed to integrate smoothly into the flight deck area. A darker colour scheme and redesigned seats for both the pilot and co-pilot, which feature carbon-fibre, leather and sheepskin, provide an overall sense of comfort and warmth.
Global 5000: The high-speed Global 5000 jet combines superior transatlantic speed with the largest cabin in the super large segment. The aircraft can connect Atlanta-Honolulu non-stop with eight passengers and three crew(i). It features state-of-the-art high-speed Internet connectivity and unmatched entertainment options as standard equipment.
Global Express XRS: The pioneering Global Express XRS business jet features the largest cabin of any purpose-built corporate aircraft - offering more cabin volume and more floor space than its closest competitor. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link Atlanta-Moscow non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew(i).
About London Air Services
London Air Services offers executives private, customized travel worldwide, on state-of-the-art luxury aircraft. The LAS fleet consists of two Bombardier Challenger 604 jets, four Bombardier Learjet 45 XR aircraft, and one Agusta AW139 twin-engine helicopter. The company also has on order two additional AW139 helicopters, two Challenger 605 jets, two Learjet 45 XR aircraft, and a Bombardier Global Express XRS ultra long-range business jet. With 23 pilots on staff, the LAS crew ensures each business passenger's needs are taken care of during the company's 24-hour a day, 7 days a week, executive travel service. London Air Service's safety and service record is impeccable.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD).
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Note to editors
(i) Under certain operating conditions.
Bombardier, Global, Global Vision, Global 5000 and Global Express XRS are either registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
HGS(R) is a registered trademark of Rockwell Collins Inc.
MultiScan(TM) is a trademark of Rockwell Collins Inc.
SureSight(R) is a registered trademark of CMC Electronics Inc., an Esterline Company
I-Series(TM) is a trademark of CMC Electronics Inc., an Esterline Company
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SOURCE: Bombardier Aerospace