(26 Aug 2021) Bombardier’s fifth Global business jet has arrived at Saab’s Linköpin location in Sweden, ready for conversion into Saab’s Airborne Early Warning and Control solution known as GlobalEye.
The aircraft was delivered to Saab from Bombardier’s Toronto manufacturing site and underwent interior completions work at Flying Colours Corp. in Peterborough, Ontario, prior to arriving in Sweden.
“Saab partners with industry leaders, which is why we chose Bombardier’s Global 6000 aircraft as the platform for our advanced Airborne Early Warning and Control solution. We are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with Bombardier and Canadian industry,” said Carl-Johan Bergholm, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab – Surveillance.
Saab’s GlobalEye aircraft completed its maiden flight in early 2018 and three have been delivered from Saab to the customer thus far.
Flying Colours Corp. supports Saab through the introduction of a practical, functional interior for the mission system operators.
“Designing a special mission interior necessitates an intelligent approach, ingenuity and imagination,” said Sean Gillespie, Executive VP for Flying Colours Corp. “Our work with Saab showcases the high levels of technical expertise delivered by our experience, knowledge and the exceptional talent within our team.”
More than 550 Bombardier Global, Challenger and Learjet business aircraft are currently performing specialized missions worldwide.