May 25, 2022
BOMBARDIER LAUNCHES NEW JET
Bombardier has unveiled the the Global 8000 aircraft, a fast and long-range purpose-built business jet, designed with a healthy cabin for safety, comfort and performance. With an extended range of 8,000 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.94, the Global 8000 aircraft offers customers a blend of outstanding performance, a smooth ride and an uncompromising passenger experience.
“Today, Bombardier solidifies once more its position as the leader in business aviation with the newest member of the industry-leading Global family,” said Eric Martel, Bombardier’s president and CEO. “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.”
Some of the performance capabilities of the new 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 of M0.94. Bopmbardier says this makes it the fastest business jet in the world and the fastest in civil aviation since the Concorde. During the demonstration flight, the aircraft also set a milestone as a Transport Category airplane able to fly supersonic with sustainable aviation fuel.
The Global 8000 business jet also features a healthy cabin, with a low cabin altitude of 2,900 feet when flying at 41,000 feet. It is also equipped with Bombardier’s Pur Air and advanced HEPA filter technology for clean cabin air and the fast fresh air replacement.
The Global 8000 aircraft stands out as a four-zone cabin business jet with a range of 8,000 nautical miles. With its spacious four personalized suites ergonomically designed to maximize space and freedom of movement, it also incorporates the features introduced on the Global 7500 aircraft that dramatically improve passenger comfort, including the Soleil circadian lighting system to help combat jet lag. Coupled with the innovative Nuage seat with a zero-gravity position, passengers will arrive at their destinations revitalized and refreshed. Also included is an available principal suite with a full-size bed and a stand-up shower in the en-suite. Enhanced cabin entertainment control and connectivity comes from the intuitive Nice Touch CMS and OLED touch dial, Bombardier’s l’Opera directional audio sound system and an available 4K monitor.
In the cockpit, the Global 8000 aircraft features the Bombardier Vision flight deck with its next-generation fly-by-wire technology and blend of cutting-edge avionics with superior ergonomics and esthetics for added comfort and control.
Performance-wise, the new Global 8000 aircraft can efficiently transport customers to a wide variety of destinations both faster and farther than ever before. And with its exceptional range and short-field performance, even more exclusive city pairs are now achievable, including 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. And for current Global 7500 operators, the performance enhancements on the Global 8000 will be retrofittable when the aircraft enters into service in 2025.
The introduction of the new Global 8000 aircraft has been a carefully planned investment that further strengthens Bombardier’s portfolio of business jets. Development to date has been included in previously disclosed investment figures. All further development costs will be included in Bombardier’s capex, which remains in line with its 2025 objectives.