Posted on October 19th, 2010
Bombardier introduced two new jets, the Global 7000 and Global 8000, to the top end of its Global family of ultra-long-range business jets at the NBAA Convention today. The larger Global 7000 features a four-zone cabin and will have a 7,300-nm range, and the shorter Global 8,000 has a three-zone cabin and a 7,900-nm range. Entry-into-service date for the Global 7000 is set for 2016, and 2017 for the 8000. Both of the new jets are priced at $65 million (2010 dollars) and join the in-production Global Express XRS and the Global 5000. The new Globals will fly on a new aerodynamically efficient transonic wing, powered by GE’s new high-bypass TechX 16,500-pound-thrust turbofan engine. NOx emissions are said to be 50 percent below ICAO emission goals, while fuel efficiency is projected to be 8 percent better than the Global XRS. High-speed cruise will be Mach 0.90 and long-range cruise of Mach 0.85 delivers the aircraft’s aforementioned maximum ranges with 10 passengers. In the cabin, the new models will have windows 80 percent larger than current Globals and an accessible baggage area and crew rest area. The cockpit will feature an updated version of the Global Vision flight deck, which is based on the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics system.