Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bombardier unveils new Global 7000 and 8000 business jets at NBAA

Bombardier has taken the wraps off its revamped Global family of large, ultra long-range business jets on the eve of this year's National Business Aviation Association annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Global 7000 and 8000 join the Canadian manufacturer's Global 5000 and Global Express XRS models.

"The Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets will give our customers the ability to reach more destinations non-stop than ever before, delivering unprecedented levels of performance, flexibility, and comfort," says Bombardier Business Aircraft president, Steve Ridolfi.

The Global 7000 features a four-zone cabin which Bombardier says will enable passengers to "enjoy 20% more living space than the cabin of the current industry leader".

The aircraft will have a top cruise speed of M0.90, and a range of 7,300nm (13,520km) at M0.85 carrying 10 passengers. Entry into service is scheduled for 2016.

The Global 8000 offers a maximum range of 7,900nm (14,631km) at M0.85, carrying eight passengers, and is due to enter service in 2017.

The new Global models feature an all-new, high-speed transonic wing and will be powered by 16,500lb-thrust General Electric TechX engines. The aircraft also have enlarged windows, with 80% more surface area than the existing Global models, says Bombardier.

The Global 5000 and XRS models are equipped with Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofans.

(Andrew Doyle - Flight International News)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Private jet manufacturing industry has evolved into very competitive phase after the recent downturn. Bombardier's Global 7000/8000 are in direct competition with G650. Citation's Cessna X will get revamped into Cessna TEN