Rolls gets the Bombadier business

The Rolls-Royce BR710 engine has been selected as the powerplant for the Bombardier Global 5000 super large business jet.

The Rolls-Royce BR710 engine has been selected as the powerplant for the Bombardier Global 5000 super large business jet, a new derivative of the ultra long-range Bombardier Global Express, also powered by the BR710. The BR710 is capable of delivering 14,000lb to 17,000lb (62.7 to 76.2 kN) of thrust.

The Bombardier Global 5000 will fly non-stop from central North America to continental Europe at a speed of Mach 0.85 (561 mph, 903 km/h), with eight passengers plus three crew. It will also fly non-stop at Mach 0.85 (561 mph; 903 km/h) from Europe to central North America. The Bombardier Global 5000 will enter corporate service in late 2004.

First flight of the Bombardier Global Express took place in October 1996, followed by BR710 engine certification in January 1997. The aircraft entered service in 1999, and holds 16 world records, including US transcontinental flights, Atlantic and Pacific crossings.

The BR710 also powers the Gulfstream V and V-SP ultra long-range business jets, and has been selected to power the BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4, the UK’s new maritime reconnaissance aircraft. Another member of the BR700 family, the larger BR715, is the sole powerplant for the Boeing 717 passenger jet.

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