Bombardier Protection celebrated the arrival of a World 6000 plane in Wichita, Kansas as a part of the subsequent part of the corporate’s contract to help Lufthansa Technik’s participation within the HENSOLDT-led PEGASUS program of the German armed forces. This milestone marks the primary main work package deal for a European buyer carried out at Bombardier Protection’s U.S. Headquarters in Wichita, Kansas because the firm unveiled the positioning’s new mission in April 2022. Bombardier Protection will now be transitioning to the plane modification part after its engineering crew developed exact and mission-specific designed options. Bombardier Protection will then carry out testing and required certification of the modified plane. As a part of this program, Lufthansa Technik will carry out and help methods integration for Hensoldt, along with engineering and modification work contracted to Bombardier Protection. Bombardier Protection will make the most of its experience to carry out main structural modifications to accommodate the “Kalætron Integral” sign intelligence (SIGINT) system developed by HENSOLDT, which collects and analyzes navy indicators from radar and radio methods. The combination of this technique will subsequently be carried out at Lufthansa Technik’s particular mission plane competence centre in Hamburg, Germany. Bombardier has beforehand delivered three World 6000 jets to Lufthansa Technik because the plane was chosen for this system in 2020.

“The beginning of the structural modification part certainly marks a significant milestone, because it is a vital prerequisite for the work packages of our particular mission plane specialists in Hamburg. We thank HENSOLDT and Bombardier for the nice cooperation and progress and we’re already wanting ahead to constructing on the high-quality work of the colleagues in Wichita within the upcoming methods integration part,” stated Michael von Puttkamer, Vice President Particular Plane Companies at Lufthansa Technik.


“This most up-to-date milestone is a testomony to the standard of Bombardier jets for each VIP transport and particular mission functions. Bombardier Protection’s full suite of mission-specific design, manufacturing, and certification capabilities, mixed with Lufthansa Technik’s experience will guarantee Hensoldt receives a dependable, high-performing platform, completely tailor-made to their mission necessities and payload,” stated Steve Patrick, Vice President, Bombardier Protection.

“With the immense progress made within the design work over the past 12 months, we’re proud to see the PEGASUS venture coming into the subsequent stage. Along with our companions Bombardier Protection and Lufthansa Technik, we’re decided to take care of the swift tempo established to reply the urgent want of our buyer for strategic surveillance capabilities,” stated Jürgen Halder, Vice President Air SIGINT at HENSOLDT.

HENSOLDT’s Built-in sign intelligence (SIGINT) system is predicated on the Kalætron® Integral product household, together with its cutting-edge sensors, antennas and algorithms.

The Bombardier World Categorical is a big cabin, 6,000 nmi / 11,100 km vary enterprise jet designed and manufactured by Bombardier Aviation (previously Bombardier Aerospace). The shorter vary World 5000 is barely smaller and the World 6000 is up to date and has been modified for navy missions. Manufacturing of the third-generation World 6000 began in 2012. World plane are perfect for essential particular missions. Trendy-day intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) methods are lighter and extra compact, now not requiring business plane proportions. Missionized variations of World plane are in service with elite navy clientele, having accomplished hundreds of missions over the past decade and demonstrating wonderful dispatch reliability. World plane are particularly engaging for navy use due to their capacity to function at excessive altitudes in addition to their velocity, agility, endurance, and low working prices in comparison with different plane of their class.

Bombardier is a worldwide chief in aviation, targeted on designing, manufacturing and servicing the world’s most distinctive enterprise jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and World plane households are famend for his or her cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, efficiency and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of roughly 5,000 plane in service with all kinds of multinational firms, constitution and fractional possession suppliers, governments and personal people. Bombardier plane are additionally trusted world wide in special-mission roles. Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, meeting and completion amenities in Canada, the US and Mexico. The corporate’s strong buyer help community consists of amenities in strategic places in the US and Canada, in addition to in the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China and Australia.

Bombardier Defense Begins PEGASUS Program for German Armed Forces
The primary of three World 6000 airframes to be transformed to the PEGASUS configuration for Germany was inducted into Bombardier’s Wichita facility on 28 November. (Photograph by Bombardier)