Bombardier Unveils Global 8000 Jet at EBACE

The company says aircraft will be fastest, longest-range business jet when it hits the market, projected in 2025.

Bombardier unveiled its Global 8000 aircraft Monday during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE 2022) hosted by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The company says the new airplane—expected to enter service in 2025—will be the fastest, longest-range, purpose-built business jet on the market, with a range of 8,000 nm and a top speed of Mach 0.94, or about 627 knots.

“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 CEO. “The Global 8000 aircraft leverages the outstanding attributes of the Global 7500 aircraft, providing our customers with a flagship aircraft of a new era.”

A look at the Club Suite in the Global 8000. [Courtesy: Bombardier]

The Montreal-based company says the Global 8000’s range and short-field performance will mean “even more exclusive city pairs” will be achievable, including Dubai to Houston, Singapore to Los Angeles, London to Perth, and others.

Bombardier also says the new jet’s cabin altitude of 2,900 feet while flying at 41,000 feet will be the lowest in its class, which could be of particular interest to passengers as well as pilots in stemming off fatigue. Among the interior options is the Principal Suite that features a full-size bed and stand-up shower. The flight deck is built around the Bombardier Vision integrated avionics suite and next-generation fly-by-wire control system.

The4 Global 8000’s Principal Suite features a full-size bed and stand-up shower.

The 8000 was developed in part from a Global 7500 test aircraft that last year repeatedly exceeded the speed of sound, which the company said was “a key step” in enabling the new jet to operate at its top speed of Mach 0.94. The test flight also marked the first time a transport-category aircraft has flown supersonic using sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF, Bombardier said.

The company says current operators of the company’s Global 7500 models will be able to retrofit their aircraft with the 8000’s performance enhancements when the new aircraft enters service.


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