Bombardier’s Global 6500 business jet will be ready for service by the end of the year. It has completed 90 percent of its flight testing and its wings and engines are in their final stages of validation. The first production version moved into Bombardier’s Laurent Beaudoin Completion Center in Montreal. Designed for long-range flights, the Global 6500’s 43-foot-three-inch cabin includes the new Nuage chaise, a unique seating setup, which transforms from a lounge chair into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the table. Like its Global 7500 sister, the Global 6500 has a private crew rest area forward, across from the professional-grade galley, as well as an up-front lavatory. The Global 6500 is also able to access difficult airports such as London City. Its landing distance is 2,236 feet, and takeoff requires 6,370 feet.