Global 7000 transfers to Wichita flight test centre

Alud Davies
By Alud Davies November 22, 2016 17:02

Global 7000 transfers to Wichita flight test centre

Global 7000 FTV1 has transferred to Bombardier’s Wichita flight test centre.

According to flight tracking website Flightware.com, C-GLBO, msn 70001, departed Toronto’s Downsview Airport at 12:49 local time, and arrived at Wichita’s Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport at 14:59 local.

The 1,049 sm flight took exactly three hours. The flight number was BBA29.

During the flight the filed maximum altitude was 28,000 feet, and the maximum speed was 399 kts.

Including the transfer to Wichita, the Global 7000 has now completed six flights.

Bombardier say that the Global 7000 has been transferred to Wichita ahead of its original schedule.

The Global 7000 first flight test vehicle has successfully transferred to the Bombardier Flight Testing Center in Wichita ahead of schedule. The program’s flight validation is progressing well with five additional flights completed since the historic first flight on November 4, 2016.

The Global 7000 first flight test vehicle has successfully transferred to the Bombardier Flight Testing Center in Wichita ahead of schedule. The program’s flight validation is progressing well with five additional flights completed since the historic first flight on November 4, 2016.

Local photographer Frederick K. Larkin managed to take a few photos of FTV1 during one of its test flights.

FTV1 arrives back at Downsview after a test flight (Photo: Frederick K. Larkin)

FTV1 arrives back at Downsview after a test flight (Photo: Frederick K. Larkin)

FTV1 landing back at Downsview in perfect lighting conditions (Photo: Frederick K. Larkin)

FTV1 landing back at Downsview in perfect lighting conditions (Photo: Frederick K. Larkin)

Alud Davies
By Alud Davies November 22, 2016 17:02