Bombardier today unveiled its Global 8000 aircraft, the world’s fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet. The aircraft, which is expected to enter service in 2025, has an industry-leading range of 8,000 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.94,
“Today, Bombardier solidifies once more its position as the leader in business aviation with the newest member of the industry-leading Global family,” said Éric Martel, Bombardier’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Global 8000 aircraft leverages the outstanding attributes of the Global 7500 aircraft, providing our customers with a flagship aircraft of a new era. We remain unmatched, which for an innovation-focused team like us, is great.”
Some of the performance capabilities of the Global 8000 were witnessed in May 2021, following a demonstration flight with a Global 7500 flight test vehicle. The aircraft, accompanied by a NASA F/A-18 chase plane, repeatedly achieved speeds in excess of Mach 1.015, a key step in enabling a maximum Mach operating speed (MMO) of M0.94 and becoming the fastest business jet in the world and the fastest in civil aviation since the Concorde. During the demonstration flight, the aircraft also became the first Transport Category airplane to fly supersonic with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The Global 8000 jet also features the healthiest cabin in the industry, with the lowest cabin altitude in its class of 2,900 feet when flying at 41,000 ft. It is also equipped with Bombardier’s Pũr Air and advanced HEPA filter technology for the cleanest cabin air and the fastest fresh air replacement.
According to company officials, the Global 8000 is the only true four-zone cabin business jet to have a range of 8,000 nautical miles – and has four spacious personalized suites. The Global 8000 aircraft also incorporates features introduced on the Global 7500 aircraft that improve passenger comfort, including the Soleil circadian lighting system to help combat jet lag. Coupled with the innovative Nuage seat with the first-ever zero gravity position, passengers will arrive at their destinations revitalized and refreshed.
The Global 8000 aircraft has a Principal Suite with a full-size bed and a stand-up shower in the En-suite. In the cockpit, the Global 8000 aircraft features the Bombardier Vision flight deck with its next generation fly-by-wire technology and blend of cutting-edge avionics with exceptional ergonomics and aesthetics for remarkable comfort and control.
Performance-wise, the new Global 8000 aircraft can efficiently transport customers to a wide variety of destinations both faster and farther than ever before. And with its exceptional class-leading range and short-field performance, even more exclusive city pairs are now achievable, including Dubai-Houston, Singapore-Los Angeles, London-Perth and many others.
For current Global 7500 operators, the performance enhancements on the Global 8000 will be retrofittable when the aircraft enters service in 2025.
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