Bombardier announced today that one of it’s Global 7500 bizjets completed a record trip. It was the world’s longest-range business jet flight to date: Singapore to Tucson. That’s 8,152NM and the aircraft landed with 1 1/2 hours of fuel reserves.
Usually, these types of announcements come from another business jet maker.
“The Global 7500 aircraft was built to break all the records,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “It achieved the industry’s longest mission ever in business aviation after only two months in service. We’ve demonstrated its unequaled long-range and high-speed capabilities, but also its ability to break records confidently with healthy fuel reserves remaining, once again, confirming its unsurpassed performance to customers.”
With a top speed of Mach 0.925, the Global 7500 has demonstrated an ability to fly further than any other business jet with an advertised range of 7,700 nautical miles. The achievement of a flight that reaches 8,152 nautical miles demonstrates that the aircraft is the only business jet with the high-performance capabilities required for long flights.
At the pinnacle of the business jet industry, these types of records will not go unanswered. The competition from Gulfstream is most certainly coming.