Global 7000 Ranges Increased from 7,400nm to 7,700nm Making The Global 7000 the Longest Range Business Jet
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April 15, 2018 - Air Insight - Ernest S. Arvai
Bombardier today announced an increase in the range of its Global 7000 business jet from 7,400nm to 7,700nm. The additional range that has resulted from the flight test program makes the Global 7000 the longest range business jet, beating the competing Gulfstream G650ER by 200nm.
According to Bombardier, a combination of factors contributed to the increase in range, including aerodynamics, the wing design, and engines. The overall design of the aircraft apparently turned out to be better than the sum of its parts, resulting in better than estimated performance.
The Global 7000 already has a larger cabin than its key competitor, with 4 full cabin sections that are each 9 feet long, versus three sections on the G650. It is now both the largest, and longest-range business jet available, enabling routes like Singapore to San Francisco non-stop. The Global 7000 is fully transpacific capable, including switching hemispheres.
Bombardier has opted to keep pricing the same, and...