Bombardier has delivered the 50th Global 7500 aircraft. The milestone delivery was achieved as production of the industry flagship continues to mature, and as the aircraft's in-service performance continues to deliver high levels of reliability.
The 50th delivery of the Global 7500 business jet follows a successful 2020, where Bombardier delivered 35 of these aircraft, including a record 16 deliveries in Q4. The OEM continues to receive strong interest for the Global 7500 and order activity is said to be robust worldwide.
“The Global 7500 aircraft is unrivalled in the market,” says Éric Martel, president and CEO of Bombardier. “It provides an unmatched combination of speed, range, comfort and reliability, making it both the industry flagship and a key driver of our growth strategy. As we mark this delivery milestone, I want to recognise and thank the many talented employees who supported the development and launch of this aircraft, as well as those currently working on the programme and supporting our customers in the field. The world-class calibre of workmanship and technology found in each aircraft continues to drive strong market demand and industry-wide recognition.”
Since its entry-into-service at the end of 2018, the Global 7500 has demonstrated strong dispatch reliability rate of 99.7 per cent in-service and has proven to be a high performer by completing a number of key speed records and challenging flights, including the longest city-pair flown by a purpose-built business aircraft, connecting Sydney and Detroit non-stop. In its inaugural year of service, the aircraft received multiple accolades including the 2019 Aviation Week Grand Laureate Award, the 2019 Robb Report Best of the Best Business Jet of the Year Award and the 2018 Red Dot Award for Product Design.
With four distinct living spaces plus a dedicated crew rest area, the Global 7500 is unique among business jets in spaciousness, comfort, design flexibility and patented cabin innovations.
The advanced wing on the jet has been conceived to optimise speed, range and control, and ensure an exceptionally smooth ride. The aircraft's leading-edge wing design offers steep approach capability and short-field performance, while redefining flight comfort and wellness in business aviation. With its long-range capability of 7,700 nm at M 0.85, it can fly eight passengers non-stop from New York to Hong Kong, and Singapore to San Francisco.
The Global 7500 aircraft is also the first business jet to have an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which provides detailed information about the aircraft's life cycle environmental footprint.