Bombardier Business Aircraft president David Coleal, who said he is “very excited” to have brought the ultra-long-range Global 7000 for its first public display at this year’s NBAA show, said production is already sold out through 2021 for the company’s flagship business jet.
With 7,400-nm range and a four-zone interior, “The Global 7000 is positioned to come into service at the right time. We’re poised to capture market growth,” he said. Certification and entry into service is planned in the next 12 to 18 months, in the second half of 2018. There are eight customer airplanes already in production at Bombardier’s Toronto factory. Completions will be done at Bombardier’s facilities in Montreal.
On display at the NBAA static display at Henderson Executive Airport is Global 7000 FTV4 (flight test vehicle). FTV5 is expected to begin flying shortly.
“The four FTVs are performing extremely well,” said Michel Ouellette, senior v-p of the Global 7000/8000 program. FTV5 will be used to validate the entry-into-service program.
This week during NBAA 2017, Bombardier is inviting position-holders to view the interior of FTV4. The jet has a full interior with 13 belted seats, but there is still some flight-test equipment in zone one, according to Ouellette.
The Global 7000 is priced at $72.8 million.
The Global 7000 aircraft is the industry’s largest purpose built business jet and the only one with four living spaces and a permanent crew rest area. Define your space in each of its four luxurious suites and discover a private jet beyond compromise.
A convergence of business and pleasure
Step on board and step into a Club Suite that means business. Resplendent with masterfully designed seats and extra-large windows, this bright and inviting living space creates the perfect environment for quiet reflection, conversation and business productivity.
With new larger and evenly placed windows, the Global 7000 aircraft provides more natural light than any other cabin in business aviation.
New ergonomically engineered seats deliver optimal comfort with visionary style and craftsmanship you can only get from Bombardier.
A dining room without reservations
With comfortable seating for six, the elegant Conference Suite of the Global 7000 jet features a distinct design with sophisticated style. Bring guests together for a business lunch or a family dinner and savour fine cuisine meticulously prepared in the industry’s largest and most well-appointed galley.
The expansive galley on the Global 7000 aircraft is as beautiful as it is functional. Developed in consultation with the world’s top cabin crews, the remarkable galley is designed to deliver the world’s most varied meal selections with unprecedented storage space, preparation area and cooking amenities.
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