A Must Read - Pilot Report: Bombardier Global 7500
Although it no longer owns the C Series program, some of the money spent on developing what is now the Airbus A220 helped bring the Global 7500 to life
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April 19, 2019 - by Matt Thurber for ainonline.com
- Although it no longer owns the CSeries program, some of the money spent on developing what is now the Airbus A220 helped bring the Global 7500 to life.
When Bombardier announced two new jets in the Global series—the Global 7000 and 8000—in 2010, the clear intention was that the Canadian manufacturer planned to take away the mantle of building the largest purpose-built business jet from Gulfstream Aerospace's 7,500-nm G650ER. Originally the two new airplanes were meant to complement each other, with the larger 7000 projected to fly 7,400 nm, while the shorter 8000 would fly the farthest at 7,900 nm.
But times, and markets, change. Bombardier engineers carved out 300 nm more range for the 7000—for a Mach .85 NBAA IFR range of 7,700 nm—and the jet's moniker was changed to Global 7500.
Bombardier also went through some serious financial challenges, resulting in the sale of its CSeries regional jet program to Airbus. And while the company says that the Global 8000 remains an ongoing program, not much progress seems to be happening, and perhaps the market doesn't see the need for anything other than the Global 7500...
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