MONTRÉAL, Sept. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - An innovative and competitive aerospace industry plays a vital role in growing Canada's economy and supporting the creation and maintenance of high-quality, middle-class jobs for Canadians.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced that Transport Canada has certified the newest Bombardier business aircraft, the Global 7500 jet.
This certification represents the approval of the design, airworthiness limitations, and operating conditions of the aircraft designed and manufactured by Bombardier in Canada. Bombardier can now take important steps to deliver the Global 7500 to customers worldwide.
This project was a significant undertaking and saw strong collaboration between Transport Canada and Bombardier officials. This is another example of a continued commitment of the department to work with the aerospace industry to foster growth and innovation.
"Canadian aerospace products have a well-deserved global reputation for quality, value and reliability. The certification of the Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft is a significant accomplishment that will create good quality jobs for Canadians and support the continued growth of the local and regional economies where these aircraft are built."
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
- Transport Canada supervised and performed more than 360 hours of ground and flight testing during the certification process.
- Over 100 Transport Canada employees were assigned to the Global 7500 project over the course of the certification process, which began in May of 2012.
- Transport Canada employees have devoted over 100,000 hours to this certification project.
- The Global 7500 aircraft is the world's largest and longest-range business jet.
- In 2017, the aerospace industry made a significant contribution to Canada's economy through more than 188,000 direct and indirect quality jobs and over $24.5 billion in gross domestic product.
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SOURCE Transport Canada
For further information: Delphine Denis, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700, [email protected]; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055, [email protected]