Bombardier's Global 7500 has completed an 8,152 nm non-stop flight, the longest range business jet flight in history.
The jet departed from Singapore Changi airport at 07.12 hours local time and arrived at Tucson International airport at 08.19 hours local time the following day.
“The Global 7500 aircraft was built to break all the records,” says Bombardier Business Aircraft president David Coleal. “It achieved the industry's longest mission ever in business aviation after only two months in service. We've demonstrated its unequaled long range and high speed capabilities, but also its ability to break records confidently with healthy fuel reserves remaining, once again, confirming its unsurpassed performance to customers.”
Since its entry into service, the company finds that the Global 7500 has proven itself to be a high performing aircraft and this record showcases its real-world capabilities. With a top speed of Mach 0.925, it has shown its ability to fly further than any other business jet with its advertised range of 7,700 nautical miles. The achievement of a flight that reaches 8,152 nm demonstrates that the aircraft has the high-performance capabilities required for long flights. Providing access to these demanding, long-range routes is an invaluable resource for customers.
Over the last two months, the aircraft has demonstrated exceptional performance and reliability, and this first one has completed more than 170 hours of flight around the world.
The Global 7500 offers a spacious cabin with an award-winning interior featuring a full-size kitchen and four living spaces. It also debuts Bombardier's patented Nuage seat, which was designed for maximum comfort and will be exclusive to the new Global family of aircraft. After its record-breaking flight, the jet landed with fuel reserves well above NBAA requirements – 4,300 lb of remaining fuel – representing almost one and a half hours of additional flight.