Bombardier is beginning to rack up speed records for its flagship Global 7500, this time setting one on a flight from Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, New York, to London Luton Airport (LTN) on March 27. The Global 7500 departed HPN at 6:26 a.m. local time Wednesday and arrived at LTN at 3:52 p.m. local time, a transatlantic trip that was completed in 5 hours and 26 minutes “under seasonal winds,” Bombardier announced, adding the Global 7500 reached the aircraft’s top speed of Mach 0.925 and averaged Mach 0.92. The record is pending U.S. National Aeronautic Association certification.
This followed the speed record a Global 7500 set over this past weekend on a 3-hour, 54-minute flight from Van Nuys California to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. In addition, the Global 7500 earlier this month completed a record 8,152-nm mission from Singapore to Tucson, Arizona, landing with 4,300 pounds of fuel reserves.
Bombardier also continues to expand the fleet with the delivery of the first Europe-based Global 7500. That aircraft was handed over to former Formula One driver and long-time Bombardier customer Niki Lauda. The delivery took place less than two months after Bombardier obtained EASA validation.
Bombardier, which began delivery of the model late last year, said it remains on track to deliver between 15 and 20 Global 7500s this year.