Bombardier Delivers First Global 5500 to US customer


Bombardier has announced the delivery of the first Global 5500 aircraft to be based in the United States. The jet, which will be available for charter, was recently delivered to longtime Bombardier customer Unicorp National Developments, headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

“We are thrilled that Unicorp will be using this high-performing, high-value Global business jet to facilitate travel needs,” said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With its intercontinental range and best-in-class cabin experience, the Global 5500 aircraft is a valuable asset for companies looking for safe and efficient transport.”

The Global 5500 entered service last month, joining Bombardier’s large-cabin family alongside the Global 6500 and Global 7500 aircraft. The Global 5500 aircraft’s ”best-in-class range” can take passengers nonstop from Florida to Sao Paolo, Paris, London or Moscow. The Global 5500 cabin includes three living areas featuring the Canadian OEM’s patented Nuage seating collection and high-speed, worldwide Ka-band connectivity.

“Our team at Unicorp is beyond excited to benefit from the first Global 5500 aircraft in the United States,” said Chuck Whittall, President, Unicorp National Developments. “This aircraft will allow us to travel with less fuss and more peace of mind.”

The Global 5500 business jet is equipped with Bombardier Pũr Air, a sophisticated air purification system available only on Global aircraft. The system’s advanced HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter captures up to 99.99% of allergens, bacteria and viruses.

Unicorp’s Global 5500 will be available for charter out of Orlando International Airport via Elite Air, under a Part 135 certificate. The aircraft delivery took place at Bombardier’s site in Wichita, Kansas, where Global 5500 aircraft are completed. The site has a history of collaboration with Unicorp: 16 years ago, the company took delivery of the first-ever Learjet 60 aircraft to be completed in the region.