Bombardier Business Aircraft announced on Friday that its flagship Global 7500 business jet, powered by GE’s Passport engine, has received Transport Canada Type Certification. The certification paves the way for the world’s largest and longest-range business jet to enter into service by the end of the year.

“The certification of our clean-sheet Global 7500 business jet is a defining moment for Bombardier, for our employees and for the industry, as we approach entry-into-service,”said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft in a release. “Thanks to the rigour and innovation of our design and test program, the Global 7500 aircraft has succeeded in elevating every standard by which a business jet is measured – comfort, luxury, performance and a smooth ride. At entry-into-service, this aircraft will meet the latest and all of the most stringent certification requirements and is set to redefine international business jet travel. We couldn’t be more proud of this achievement.”

The Global 7500 has a best-in-class range of 7,700 nautical miles. The Global 7500 aircraft has accumulated more than 2,700 flight hours since the flight testing program began in November 2016.

On April 29th, 2016, GE’s Passport engine was awarded type certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).