Canadian-based Bombardier Aerospace is looking to find success with its upcoming, in-development "Global 7000" business market / VIP travel jet. To date, orders with Australia (AVWest), Canada (London Air Services), Switzerland (Comlux / VistaJet Holding SA) and the United States (NetJets) are confirmed though the program has experienced mounting delays to the point that service entry is not expected until sometime in 2018 - a full two years from the original plan. The aircraft will compete in the long-haul market covering such routes as Washington, D.C. to Beijing. It sees direct competition from offerings such as the Gulfstream G550/G650 family as well as Airbus and Boeing bizjet products.
Its outward configuration is traditional as business jets go. The aircraft seats its two all-new General Electric "Passport" turbofans (developed specifically for the Global 7000 platform) on stub wings to either side of the aft fuselage and these engines represent a high-bypass design engineered to deliver 16,500 lb of thrust while promising improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions output. The cockpit is accordingly held at the extreme front of the tubular fuselage and is of an all-glass approach for its crew of two. Side-stick controlling is the standard as is Fly-By-Wire (FBW) assistance. The passenger section can seat eight in luxurious comfort and sports four separate living quarters. A crew sleeping area has been added as well. The wing mainplanes are low-mounted appendages and swept back while being capped by winglets as another efficiency measure. The tail unit is of single-finned design with high-mounted horizontal planes fitted and forming a traditional "T" shape.
The current Bombardier Global lineup includes the Global Express, Global 5000 and Global 6000 as well as the upcoming Global 7000 and Global 8000 marks.
November 2016: The Global 7000 completed its first-flight.
January 2018 - A fifth Global 7000 prototype has made it into the air for flight testing. This took place on January 30th, 2018. Service entry is still planned for the latter-half of 2018.
May 2018 - Bombardier has redesignated its Global 7000 product line as the Global 7500.
September 2018 - the Global 7500 has received its Canadian type certification.
October 2018 - The Global 7500 is on pace to receive its U.S. and European certification before the end of the year.
December 2018 - Bombardier delivered its first Global 7500 corporate jet on Thursday, December 20th, 2018. Nine deliveries are planned into the new year and a further thirty-nine for 2020.
December 2018 - The Global 7500 series jet aircraft has officially entered service.
January 2019 - Bombardier has secured the rights to the Global 7500's wing design from Triumph Group to streamline in-house assembly and support of the members for its aircraft line.
June 2019 - The Global 7500 has made its public debut at Paris Air Show 2019.
Australia; Switzerland; United Kingdom; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Used in roles serving the commercial aviation market, ferrying both passengers and goods over range.
Used in roles serving the business aviation market, primarily VIP and regional travel.
Used in the Very-Important-Person (VIP) passenger transport role, typically with above-average amenities and luxuries as standard.
110.9 ft (33.80 m)
104.0 ft (31.70 m)
26.9 ft (8.20 m)
56,802 lb (25,765 kg)
106,252 lb (48,195 kg)
+49,450 lb (+22,430 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Bombardier Global 7000 production variant)
2 x General Electric "Passport" turbofan engines developing 16,500lb of thrust each.
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