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Bombardier delivers first Global 7500 in Indonesia


June 20, 2021
Wings Staff

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There are now more than 50 Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft in the worldwide fleet. (Photo: Bombardier)

Bombardier delivered its first Global 7500 business jet to Indonesia for an undisclosed customer based in Jakarta. The Global 7500 now has a worldwide fleet of more than 50, including a growing Asia-Pacific presence in the countries of Japan, Australia, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Bombardier states its Global and Challenger platforms are generating interest in Asia-Pacific with a new generation of business jet users emerging in the wake of the pandemic.

“Global aircraft are designed to deliver the ultimate in luxury, performance and smooth ride over long-distance flights, making them ideally suited to customers in the Asia-Pacific region who are looking to connect far-flung city pairs,” said Nilesh Pattanayak, Regional Vice President, Sales, Asia Pacific, Bombardier.

The Global 7500 aircraft, with a maximum range of 7,700 nautical miles, can take passengers non-stop from Jakarta to Seattle, Singapore to San Francisco, Tokyo to New York and Melbourne to Los Angeles.

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Bombardier also describes its Global 5500 and 6500 aircraft as well suited for Asia-Pacific, with the 5500 jet providing a 5,900 nautical-mile range, connecting Perth and Dubai non-stop, and the 6500 jet featuring a 6,600 nautical-mile range to connect Singapore and Rome non-stop, for example.

Bombardier is expanding its customer service footprint in Asia-Pacific with a customer service centre at Essendon Fields Airport in Melbourne, Australia, scheduled to open in 2022. This is in addition to the company’s ongoing expansion in Singapore, where Seletar Aerospace Park will quadruple the operation’s footprint and making it the largest OEM-owned business aviation maintenance facility in the region.