Bombardier has confirmed that its Global 7000
business jet has a range of 7,700 nautical miles, 300 nautical
miles more than was originally announced.
With a new maximum operating range of
7,700 nautical miles, the Global 7000 aircraft can connect cities
such as New York to Hong Kong and Singapore to San Francisco.
“We are thrilled to offer this extended range to
our loyal customers, who are the driving force behind our
engineering feats and who will soon own an aircraft that simply
has no peer,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business
Aircraft. “Not only are we standing by our commitment to begin
delivering Global 7000 aircraft this year, we are exceeding
expectations along the way.”
Global 7000 flight test vehicles have completed
several long-haul flights to destinations including Sydney, Dubai
and Hawaii. The new 7,700-nautical-mile baseline range will
be a feature on the Global 7000 aircraft for all existing and
future customers and will come at no additional cost.
The flight test program is
progressing to plan, with all five test vehicles in flight. The
flight test program, which began in November 2016, has completed
more than 1,800 hours of flight testing and is currently
finalizing certification for the aircraft.
The Global 7000 aircraft is scheduled to enter
service during the second half of 2018.