The Canadian business jet manufacturer, Bombardier, has announced the Global 8000 will enter service in 2025. It will be “the world’s fastest and longest-range purpose built business jet.”
“The Global 8000 aircraft leverages the outstanding attributes of the Global 7500 aircraft, providing our customers with a flagship aircraft of a new era,” said Éric Martel, Bombardier’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Bombardier added that the aircraft became “the first Transport Category airplane to fly supersonic with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)” during a May 2021 demonstration flight.
Let’s look at some of the headline figures
- Top speed of mach 0.94 (approx. 720 mph)
- Nautical mile range of 8,000
- A unique Smooth Flex Wing for the smoothest ride (powered by GE’s Electric’s Passport engines
- Includes Bombardier’s Pũr Air and its advanced HEPA filter technology
- Four personalised suites with showers and a full-size bed
And the cost? A list price of $78 million (£69 million)
The cockpit will have the Bombardier Vision flight deck with its next-generation fly-by-wire technology. As you would expect, the interiors of the the aircraft will have four personalised suites designed to maximise space. The Principal Suite will come with a full-size bed, and there will be a stand-up shower in the En-suite.
The aircraft’s Soleil circadian lighting system helps passengers fight jet lag and increase comfort. It will have Bombardier’s l’Opéra directional audio sound system and a 4K monitor for on-board entertainment, along with a host of other features.
Breathing and relaxing will be even easier with Bombardier Pũr Air and its advanced HEPA filter technology, so you arrive rested and refreshed. You’ll also experience the comfort of the industry’s lowest cabin altitude, and enjoy reduced lower back pressure with the Nuage seat and zero-gravity position.
In summary, Bombardier are hoping the Global 8000 will take the crown as king of business jets. From what we can see, this is more than likely!