One day before the opening of the NBAA business aviation convention, Bombardier is celebrating the delivery of the 150th Global 7500, a direct competitor to the Gulfstream G800 and other Falcon 10Xs. To counter this growing threat, Bombardier has already planned “further” with the Global 8000, which will have 8,000 nautical miles of autonomy.
NBAA and 150th Global 7500
The Business Aviation Convention or NBAA opens its doors on October 17 in Las Vegas. Like other manufacturers, Bombardier is releasing a timely press release. The Canadian aircraft manufacturer thus celebrated the recent delivery of the 150th Global 7500 business jet, the aircraft was delivered in September “to a customer wishing to remain anonymous”, according to the formula which has become almost standard. To emulate and compete with Gulfstream on its own terrain and its own habits, Bombardier did not fail to point out that since the aircraft was put into service in December 2018, the Global 7500 has established 20 speed records over a number of key routes. And, the icing on the cake, the Global 7500 previously distinguished itself through a flight of 8,225 nautical miles (a little over 15,232 km) carried out in October 2019 from Sydney, Australia, to Detroit, Michigan , UNITED STATES.
Prizes and trophies
But what would business jets be without the prices their manufacturers boast? In this area, the Global 7500 combines them. The jet has won numerous industry awards for its technical features and design. These include the Best of the Best award for business jet of the year from Robb Report magazine, the Aviation Week Grand Prize winner for innovation and pioneering aeronautical achievement, a Red Award Dot for excellence in product design, the International Yacht & Aviation Award for seat design (armchair Cloud), and the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute Award for Technical Excellence.
Towards the Global 8000
From the Global 7500, Bombardier perfected its standard and closely derived the Global 8000, announced in 2022. Bombardier’s now flagship aircraft will then offer a range of 8,000 nautical miles (or 14,816 km) and a maximum speed of Mach 0.94. “The development of Bombardier’s Global 8000 continues as planned. “For current Global 7500 operators, the performance improvements of the Global 8000 can be retrofitted into the Global 7500 after the latter’s entry into service scheduled for 2025.” , comments Bombardier. The high-end business jet is definitely not experiencing the crisis.