Montreal-based aerospace company Bombardier’s newest and biggest private jet, the Global 7500, has achieved design approval from the officials at Transport Canada. The company will soon begin delivery of the massive aircraft, which flies at speeds up to Mach 0.925 with a range up to 8,860 miles, and can make most destinations nonstop, including New York to Hong Kong, and Singapore to San Francisco.
The jet is an all-new clean-sheet design, not upgraded from a previous version. It’s also the largest and longest-range purpose-built business jet in the market, second only to re-purposed airliners—often referred to as bizliners—like those sold by Boeing Business Jets.
The 7500’s wings are designed to be flexible, providing a smoother ride for the passengers. Enhanced takeoff and landing performance enables the jet to utilize short runways, opening up more options for getting closer to its occupants’ ultimate destination. The flight deck layout maximizes ergonomic comfort for the crew, and is equipped with fly-by-wire technology, flight-envelope protections, and synthetic and enhanced vision systems.
The plane’s cabin measures 54 feet long and 8 feet wide, and, in standard layout, seats 19 passengers. There’s plenty of room left over for a well-equipped galley, rest quarters for the crew, and zones designated for work, dining, relaxing, and sleeping.
A new cabin-management system makes it easy to tailor the conditions in each of the four zones, with lighting, temperature and sound all controlled through intuitive touch technology. Bombardier designed extra-roomy, newly patented seats especially for this jet that feature a deep recline feature and tilting headrest.
Bombardier will display one of the G7500 flight-test vehicles at Orlando Executive Airport for the annual conference of the National Business Aviation Association this month, ahead of U.S. Federal Aviation Administration approval, which is expected later this year.
The Global 7500 sells for $72.8 million.