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Bombardier Introduces Global 7000 and 8000 Ultra Long-range Bizjets

 - October 17, 2010, 9:46 AM
Bombardier expanded its Global aircraft family to four aircraft here at NBAA with the addition of the 7,300-nm Global 7000 and 7,900-nm Global 8000.

Bombardier Aerospace reaffirmed its influence on the large business jet category by introducing two new jets, the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft. These large cabin aircraft will feature GE’s new emission cutting TechX engine.

The Canadian company’s flagship Global aircraft family covers the large, ultra-long-range category with four aircraft models, the Global 5000, Global Express XRS, Global 7000 and 8000 jets. The Global 7000 will have a 7,300 nm range, while the Global 8000 will be able to fly a globe-girdling 7,900 nm.

“Bombardier’s commitment to innovation, ongoing investment in product development strategy and strength as the industry leader are key contributors to our overall success,” said Steve Ridolfi, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “By extending this great aircraft family, we are once again offering a business jet travel experience that is unmatched and ahead of its time.”

Bombardier first introduced the Global Express in 1996, starting what is now a family of ultra-long-range aircraft. Bombardier’s new Global 7000 and 8000 will feature an all-new high-speed transonic wing, designed to significantly optimize aerodynamic efficiency.

The GE TechX engine on the Global 7000 and 8000 will offer improved efficiency, including reduced NOX emissions that are 50 percent below ICAO’s upcoming Civil Aircraft Emissions Protocol (CAEP-6) regulations and 8-percent better fuel efficiency overall when compared to the Global Express XRS.

“The Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets will give our customers the ability to reach more destinations non-stop than ever before,” said Ridolfi.

Featuring a high-speed cruise of M 0.90, the aircraft are designed to be able to connect to more key cities non-stop around the world through a combination of range, fuel efficiency and balanced field length.

Global 7000 and 8000 will also feature spacious cabins, including enlarged windows and an innovative approach to cabin zones, which increases customer’s flexibility and choice when defining their floor plan.