Bombardier today at EBACE2022 unveiled the Global 8000 aircraft, the world’s fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet.
With a range of 8,000 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.94, the Global 8000 will be the world’s fastest and longest-range business jet.
“Today, Bombardier solidifies once more its position as the leader in business aviation with the newest member of the industry-leading Global family,” said Éric Martel, Bombardier’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
“The Global 8000 aircraft leverages the outstanding attributes of the Global 7500 aircraft, providing our customers with a flagship aircraft of a new era. We remain unmatched, which for an innovation-focused team like us, is great.”Éric Martel, Bombardier’s President and Chief Executive Officer
Supersonic Speed Mach 1.015 achieved
On May 18, 2021, FTV-5 (C-GLBG) repeatedly achieved supersonic speed in shallow dives, reaching Mach 1.015. The flight was conducted from Santa Maria in California with a NASA F/A-18 Hornet fighter acting as a chase plane.
The aircraft, accompanied by a NASA F/A-18 chase plane, repeatably achieved speeds in excess of Mach 1.015, a key step in enabling a maximum Mach operating speed (MMO) of Mach 0.94 and becoming the fastest business jet in the world and the fastest in civil aviation since the Concorde.
During the demonstration flight, the aircraft also became the first Transport Category airplane to fly supersonically with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Performance-wise, the new Global 8000 aircraft can efficiently transport customers to a wide variety of destinations both faster and farther than ever before. And with its exceptional class-leading range and short-field performance, even more exclusive city pairs are now achievable, including Dubai-Houston, Singapore-Los Angeles, London-Perth and many others.
The discerning Global 8000 business jet also features the lowest cabin altitude in its class of 2,900 feet when flying at 41,000 ft.
The Global 8000 aircraft also incorporates the revolutionary features introduced on the Global 7500 aircraft that dramatically improve passenger comfort, including the Soleil circadian lighting system to help combat jet lag.
In the cockpit, the Global 8000 aircraft features the renowned Bombardier Vision flight deck with its next-generation fly-by-wire technology and blend of cutting-edge avionics with exceptional ergonomics and aesthetics for comfort and control.
Expected to enter service in 2025, the Global 8000 aircraft development is ongoing. And for current Global 7500 operators, the incredible performance enhancements on the Global 8000 will be retrofittable when the aircraft enters into service in 2025.
Bombardier said the list price of the Global 8000 is $78 million, up from $75 million for the 7500