Bombardier Delivers 100th Global 7500; Milestone Jet Goes to VistaJet

 - March 30, 2022, 1:41 PM
VistaJet took delivery of Bombardier's milestone 100th Global 7500 on March 29 during a ceremony at Bombardier's Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre in Montreal. (Photo: Chad Trautvetter/AIN)

Bombardier celebrated the delivery of the 100th Global 7500 yesterday during a ceremony at its Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre in Montreal—an achievement reached in less than 3.5 years. The milestone aircraft was handed over to VistaJet, which now counts 10 of the 7,700-nm twinjets in its fleet and expects to have 17 of them by year-end.

“I am thrilled to celebrate the 100th delivery of the Global 7500 with our valued customer, VistaJet,” said Bombardier chairman and CEO Eric Martel. “VistaJet recognized early on that this aircraft would transform the business jet industry and the enormous success of Bombardier’s Global 7500 in transforming the private aviation industry. I would like to thank our teams in Montréal, Toronto, and Wichita for designing, building, and testing this amazing feat of technology.”

VistaJet founder and chairman Thomas Flohr said his company will continue to expand its Global 7500 fleet to meet the growing demand for ultra-long-range flights. “Our enhanced product offering onboard the Global 7500 also guarantees that our clients, whether business or leisure travelers, are given the best and most seamless flying experience,” he added. “We look forward to welcoming more members and supporting the business world as our growing fleet of Global 7500s opens a new era for long-haul private travel.”

The global charter operator’s Global 7500 fleet has already completed several non-stop, long-haul flights. This includes São Paulo-Maldives (15 hours 43 minutes flight time), Los Angeles-Hong Kong (14 hours 50 minutes), St Maarten-Seychelles (14 hours 45 minutes), Phuket-Vancouver (13 hours 50 minutes), Liège-Jakarta (13 hours 30 minutes), and Honolulu-Helsinki (13 hours 30 minutes).