Bombardier’s biggest business jet, the Global 7500, continues to bust records—this time in the category of aircraft range, the Canadian airframer announced yesterday. On October 6, its demo aircraft completed an 8,225-nm flight between Sydney, Australia, and Detroit, Michigan, with some help from 20-knot tailwinds, besting a 7,990-nm flight, also in a Global 7500, between Singapore and Tucson, Arizona, earlier this year. The twinjet's published range is 7,700 nm.
“Since entry-into-service, the Global 7500 continues to go above and beyond expectations, flying farther and farther, setting new benchmarks for exceptional performance and comfort,” said Bombardier Business Aircraft senior v-p of worldwide sales and marketing Peter Likoray. Bombardier attributes the wing slats and flap system to the 7500’s aerodynamic efficiency and enhanced performance.
A Bombardier spokeswoman said today the company did not submit the record flight for consideration by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association. She confirmed Bombardier remains on track to deliver between 15 and 20 Global 7500s this year. The ultra-long-range business jet entered service late last year.