July 17 (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc:
* Global 7000 aircraft program surpasses 500 flight test hours and production ramp up already underway
* Global 7000 aircraft program is on track to meet aircraft's targeted entry-into-service in second half of 2018
* Company also confirmed that first several customer aircraft are "progressing smoothly through production"
* Four Global 7000 business jets currently in final assembly at Bombardier facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: