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Tue, 29 May 2018

Name Change for Bombardier's Flagship Aircraft

Bombardier has changed the name of its flagship business jet from the Global 7000 to the Global 7500 in concert with the recent unveiling of the new Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.

"Our Global family of aircraft is entering a new era, with the Global 7500 aircraft as its flagship," said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "The market's largest and longest range business jet will soon be joined by our newest additions, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft, reinforcing the fact that our Global family is, by far, the best large-cabin aircraft family in business aviation."

The Global 7500 aircraft is on track to enter service during the second half of 2018. All five of its test vehicles are in the flight test program, with more than 2,000 hours of flight testing already accomplished.

Bombardier Global 7500. Click to enlarge.

The Global 7500 aircraft has a range of 7,700 nautical miles, a full 300 nautical miles further than initial commitments. It will be able to  connect New York to Hong Kong, and Singapore to San Francisco, nonstop.

Thanks to its sophisticated wing design, rigorously tested during the flight validation program, the Global 7500 aircraft has also exceeded takeoff and landing performance commitments, leading to a new published takeoff distance of 5,800 feet at full fuel in standard operating conditions.

The landing performance of the Global 7500 aircraft has also been improved - now rivalling the stopping distance of aircraft in the Light jet category - and with the low-speed aerodynamics of its wing, the aircraft can land effortlessly in steep approach air fields, such as London City.

"The rigour and innovation behind our Global 7500 aircraft design and test program have allowed us to deliver enhanced performance without compromise," said Stephen McCullough, Bombardier's Vice President of Integrated Product Development for the Global 7500 and Global 8000 Program. "Thanks to our innovative designs, coupled with extensive and unprecedented use of integrated ground test rigs and simulators, our flight test vehicles have shown maturity and performance that surpass our initial commitments."

Upon entry into service, the Global 7500 aircraft will feature a full-size kitchen and four living spaces.

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