Bombardier expands Global family with new jets
Oct. 18, 2010, Atlanta, Ga. - Bombardier Aerospace today reaffirmed its command of the large business jet category by introducing two new jets, the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft.
Bombardier's flagship Global aircraft family now uniquely covers the large, ultra long-range category with four aircraft models, the Global 5000, Global Express XRS, Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets.
"Bombardier's commitment to innovation, ongoing investment in product development strategy and strength as the industry leader are key contributors to our overall success," said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "The Global aircraft platform gained instant worldwide recognition for design and performance when it was first introduced in 1996, and Global aircraft have since become renowned as the industry's most advanced jets. By extending this great aircraft family, we are once again offering a business jet travel experience that is unmatched and ahead of its time."
"These new aircraft are solid examples of Bombardier's foresight and visionary thinking. The Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets will give our customers the ability to reach more destinations non-stop than ever before, delivering unprecedented levels of performance, flexibility, and comfort," continued Mr. Ridolfi. "There has never been a better time to "Be Global"."
Global 7000 aircraft: Featuring a spacious four-zone cabin, this aircraft sets the benchmark for a new category of large business jets. With a volume of 2,637 cu. ft. (74.67 cu. m.), passengers will enjoy 20 per cent more living space than the cabin of the current industry leader. The aircraft will have a high-speed cruise of M 0.90 and a range of 7,300 nm (13,520 km) at M 0.85(i). It will fly London-Singapore, New York-Dubai or Beijing-Washington non-stop with 10 passengers(i). Entry into service is scheduled for 2016.
Global 8000 aircraft: Flying farther than any other business jet, the Global 8000 aircraft will feature a superior three-zone 2,236-cu.ft. (63.32-cu.m.) cabin and an impressive range of 7,900 nm (14,631 km) at M 0.85(i). It will connect Sydney-Los Angeles, Hong Kong-New York and Mumbai-New York non-stop with eight passengers(i). The Global 8000 jet will reach a high-speed cruise of M 0.90. Entry into service is scheduled for 2017.
Bombardier's new Global aircraft will feature an all-new high-speed transonic wing, designed to significantly optimize aerodynamic efficiency, combined with next-generation GE TechX 16,500 lb- thrust-engines to deliver significant efficiency and emissions advantages, including reduced NOx emissions – 50 per cent below the International Civil Aviation Organization's upcoming Civil Aircraft Emissions Protocol (CAEP-6) regulations – and an eight per cent better overall fuel-efficiency target when compared to the industry-leading Global Express XRS aircraft. Featuring a high-speed cruise of M 0.90, these aircraft are designed to outperform all others, connecting more key city pairs non-stop worldwide through a combination of outstanding range, fuel efficiency and balanced field length.
Ultimate comfort and flexibility
Cabin features common to both new aircraft include: maximum natural light through new enlarged windows, that provide approximately 80 per cent more surface per window than on current Global aircraft; a generous baggage suite that is accessible during flight; a crew rest area equipped with berthable seating; a spacious galley with optimized meal preparation and storage possibilities; an innovative approach to cabin zones, giving customers more flexibility and choice when defining their floorplan; and innovative design options that bring the comforts of home to the aircraft environment.
Innovative technology and design
Both aircraft will also feature the most up-to-date version of the Global Vision flight deck and the advanced connectivity capability of a leading-edge cabin management system to ensure the highest levels of convenience, comfort and control ever presented in a business jet.