In the year since Bombardier’s flagship Global 7500 business jet entered into service in late 2018, the first production plane has been on a world tour, setting speed and distance records, demonstrating its steep-approach and short landing capabilities, garnering multiple awards and solidifying the aircraft’s position as the industry’s best business jet.
One of the roles of a demonstrator plane is clearly to allow customers and industry watchers to see it on the tarmac; and the Global 7500 demonstrator has accomplished that with appearances at numerous trade events in diverse locales around the world such as Dubai, Paris and Las Vegas. But, it’s not just about how good the plane looks… it’s also about performance.
“The Global 7500 demonstrator plane’s travels in the past year have been a real proving ground for the capabilities of this aircraft,” said Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice-President, program Management and Engineering, Bombardier Aviation. “It really has been a star performer for us. It recently set the record for the longest non-stop city pair in business aviation history, surpassing a record it had set earlier in the year. It has flown around the globe, in all flight conditions, landed on long and short runways and even participated in a few video shoots. Throughout, its performance has been impeccable. It is evident that since the Global 7500 demo entered into service, we’ve shown that this aircraft delivers above and beyond customer expectations for both performance and comfort.”
In addition to its world tour, the Global 7500 has added the Nuage seat, Soleil lighting system and l’Opérasound to its already-impressive set of features.
Global 7500’s first year in numbers
(at November 22, 2019)
(a flight cycle means one takeoff and one landing)
equivalent to 17.3 times around the Earth or 1.8 times the distance to the Moon.
RECORD-SETTING LONG FLIGHTS*
* Longest non-stop city pair in business aviation history – Sydney, Australia to Detroit, Michigan. October 6, 2019. Point-to-point distance between the two cities is 8,225 nautical miles, eclipsing the 7,990 nautical mile distance between Singapore and Tucson, which the plane previously flew.