Bombardier Business Aircraft president David Coleal, who said he is “very excited” to have brought the ultra-long-range Global 7000 for its first public display at this year’s NBAA show, said production is already sold out through 2021 for the company's flagship business jet.
With 7,400-nm range and a four-zone interior, “The Global 7000 is positioned to come into service at the right time. We’re poised to capture market growth,” he said. Certification and entry into service is planned in the next 12 to 18 months, in the second half of 2018. There are eight customer airplanes already in production at Bombardier’s Toronto factory. Completions will be done at Bombardier's facilities in Montreal.
On display at the NBAA static display at Henderson Executive Airport is Global 7000 FTV4 (flight test vehicle). FTV5 is expected to begin flying shortly.
“The four FTVs are performing extremely well,” said Michel Ouellette, senior v-p of the Global 7000/8000 program. FTV5 will be used to validate the entry-into-service program.
This week during NBAA 2017, Bombardier is inviting position-holders to view the interior of FTV4. The jet has a full interior with 13 belted seats, but there is still some flight-test equipment in zone one, according to Ouellette.
The Global 7000 is priced at $72.8 million.