Bombardier has unveiled its latest Private Jet, Global 8000. This is yet another aircraft in the company’s ‘Global’ family of Private Jets.
Bombardier states that the Bombardier Global 8000 is the “world’s fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet”. The jet has an industry-leading range of 8,000 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.94 (!).
Some of the performance capabilities of the new Global 8000 aircraft were witnessed as early as May 2021, following a demonstration flight with a Global 7500 flight test vehicle. The aircraft, accompanied by a NASA F/A-18 chase plane, repeatably 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).
Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier, said:
Today, Bombardier solidifies once more its position as the leader in business aviation with the newest member of the industry-leading Global family. 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.
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Global 8000 business 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. Additionally, Bombardier states that the Global 8000 jet is the only true four-zone cabin business jet to have a range of 8,000 nautical miles.
With its spacious four personalized suites ergonomically designed to maximize space and freedom of movement, the Global 8000 aircraft also incorporates the revolutionary features introduced on the Global 7500 aircraft that dramatically improve passenger comfort, including the Soleil circadian lighting system to help combat jet lag. The jet also features the innovative Nuage seat with the first-ever zero gravity position.
Also available inside the jet is Principal Suite with a full-size bed and a stand-up shower in the En-suite in addition to revolutionary cabin entertainment control and connectivity, the intuitive nice Touch CMS and OLED touch dial, Bombardier’s l’Opéra directional audio sound system and 4K monitor.
In the cockpit, the Global 8000 aircraft features the renowned Bombardier Vision flight deck with its next generation fly-by-wire technology and blend of cutting-edge avionics with exceptional ergonomics and aesthetics.
Because of such a large range of 8,000 nautical miles, Global 8000 can fly nonstop on routes such as Dubai-Houston, Singapore-Los Angeles, London-Perth and many others.
Expected to enter service in 2025, the Global 8000 aircraft development is ongoing, and the program is progressing to plan. Bombardier also states that for current Global 7500 operators, the performance enhancements on the Global 8000 will be retrofittable when the aircraft enters into service in 2025.
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