New German Air Force Global 6500
Surprisingly, a new Global 6500 for the Luftwaffe (GAF, German Air Force) in VIP markings was noted at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (Canada) making a testflight on 3 July 2021.
The Global, temporary registered C-GOMN (construction number 60037), was photographed by Robert Karam. The aircraft also had German civil registration D-AHEN painted under the wings.
Most probably the new VIP aircraft is the replacement for Global 5000 14+01 (c/n 9395) which was written off in April 2019 after the crew experienced serious trouble with the aircraft during a Functional Check Flight FCF) after maintenance. Scramble Magazine reported on this incident on 17 April 2019.
In July 2020, Scramble Magazine reported on Germany's approval for the procurement of three Global 6000 aircraft that will be used for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). The order is valued at 750 million euro, ten percent of the budget (75 million euro) has been released as a deposit with the manufacturer Bombardier to reserve the three Global 6000s. The deposit is made because Bombardier stopped the manufacturing run of the type, as it is phased out in favour of the Global 6500.
Photo by Robert Karam