111-foot Global 7000 Mockup Draws Even Longer Lines

 - May 20, 2014, 2:25 PM
Bombardier Aerospace unveiled a full-scale, 111-foot-long mockup of its Global 7000 today at EBACE 2014, and there were constant lines of attendees waiting to get in for a look at the new ultra-long-range jet. (Photo: David McIntosh/AIN)

Bombardier Aerospace unveiled a full-scale mockup of its Global 7000 today at EBACE in Geneva, and the lines of people waiting to get in for a look often exceeded its 111-foot length. Bombardier says it is the largest-ever business jet mockup and “showcases the aircraft’s spaciousness, luxury and comfort.” The ultra-long-range jet, slated to enter service in 2016, also features what Bombardier claims is the “largest window area currently offered on a business jet.”

The Global 7000 features a four-zone cabin with a volume of 2,637 cu ft. A long-range cruise of Mach 0.85 will deliver a range of 7,300 nm, providing endurance sufficient for nonstop flights with 10 passengers between city pairs such as London-Singapore, New York-Dubai or Beijing-Washington.

“We are extremely proud to present the mock-up of the Global 7000. The new business jet’s breakthrough design illustrates how Bombardier is well ahead of the curve when it comes to offering the ultimate level of comfort,” said Bombardier Business Aircraft president Eric Martel. “This aircraft is the first business jet to offer a true four-zone cabin to satisfy the increasing travel needs of customers and will offer the most comfortable long-flight experience to passengers and crewmembers.”

As announced last week, the Global 7000 and Global 8000 program is progressing well in the detailed design phase, with the majority of the production drawings already released. In addition, assembly of major structures has already started.