Bombardier’s Global 7500 Aircraft Breaks Key Speed Record Between Los Angeles and New York
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March 27, 2019 - Montréal Bombardier Inc.
- Global 7500 business jet breaks speed record between popular city pair, Los Angeles and New York*, highlighting its unmatched performance
- Aircraft demonstrated exceptional capabilities by attaining a top speed of M 0.925 and sustaining that speed for more than two hours
- New speed record comes on the heels of the Global 7500 jet's recent extraordinary 8,152 nm flight – the longest mission ever flown by a purpose-built business aircraft
- Winner of the 2019 Aviation Week Grand Laureate Award, the Global 7500 aircraft offers Bombardier's signature smooth ride and a spaciousness that is unique among business jets
Bombardier announced today that the Global 7500 jet once again proved its unparalleled performance by breaking a significant speed record between Los Angeles and New York, a key city pair.
The award-winning, clean-sheet-design Global 7500 business jet left Van Nuys Airport at 7:01 AM local time on March 24, 2019, and arrived at Teterboro Airport at 1:55 PM local time, completing the coast-to-coast mission in 3 hours and 54 minutes, beating the previously held record established by a competing aircraft manufacturer and making it the fastest business jet ever to complete this route **. During the flight, the aircraft reached a top speed of M 0.925 and sustained that speed for more than two hours, demonstrating exceptional speed capabilities, all while providing the smoothest ride.
"The Global 7500 aircraft is simply the best business jet on the market today," said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "The latest speed record demonstrates once again that the Global 7500 jet is the undisputed leader in business aviation."
Since its entry-into-service, the Global 7500 business jet has proven itself to be the highest-performing aircraft in the industry. With unmatched speed and range capabilities as well as a record-setting 8,152-nautical-mile flight under its belt, the longest flight in business aviation, the Global 7500 aircraft continues to blaze the trail in this new market segment, setting the bar for unprecedented excellence and performance in the world of business aviation.
The Global 7500 aircraft offers the ultimate in-flight experience. Setting the benchmark for the most exceptional cabin interior, the aircraft offers the most innovative features: Bombardier's patented Nuage seat, meticulously designed for maximum comfort, and the revolutionary nice Touch cabin management system (CMS), a new way to connect with the Global 7500aircraft cabin through the Bombardier Touch dial, featuring business aviation's first application of an OLED display.
With over 68,000 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.
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*Record pending certification by the National Aeronautic Association.
**Flight performed under certain operating conditions.
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