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VistaJet and Bombardier have celebrated a milestone delivery of the flagship Global 7500 aircraft.
The celebration took place at Bombardier's Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre in Montréal and marked the 100th delivery of the ultra-long range jet and VistaJet's 10th, making it the largest operator of Global 7500 aircraft in the world. The company plans to welcome up to 17 Global 7500 aircraft into its fleet by the end of 2022.
“We are extremely proud of this landmark moment with Bombardier, as we grow our Global 7500 fleet and meet the growing demand for ultra-long range solutions,” says founder and chairman Thomas Flohr. “VistaJet is committed to a sustainable aviation future and supporting the global business industry with this expansion. Our enhanced product offering onboard the Global 7500 also guarantees that our clients, whether business or leisure travellers, are given the best and most seamless flying experience. We look forward to welcoming more members and supporting the business world as our growing fleet of Global 7500 aircraft opens up a new era for long haul private travel.”
Bombardier president and CEO Éric Martel adds: “I am thrilled to celebrate the 100th delivery of the Global 7500 aircraft with our valued customer. VistaJet recognised early on that this aircraft would transform the business jet industry. I would like to thank our teams in Montréal, Toronto and Wichita for designing, building and testing this amazing feat of technology. It’s thanks to their talent and dedication that this aircraft has raised the bar for excellence in this sector.”
With an industry-leading range of over 7,700 nm, the Global 7500 aircraft opens up global access in long haul private travel. VistaJet’s network means passengers can travel on the Global 7500 to 187 countries worldwide, unlocking access to 96 per cent of the world and some of the most hard-to-reach areas in a single flight.
VistaJet’s Global 7500 fleet has already completed a number of long non-stop flights, including São Paulo to the Maldives (15 hours 43 minutes), Los Angeles to Hong Kong (14 hours 50 minutes), St Maarten to the Seychelles (14 hours 45 minutes), Phuket to Vancouver (13 hours 50 minutes), Liège to Jakarta (13 hours 30 minutes), Honolulu to Helsinki (13 hours 30 minutes) and many from the Middle East, including Abu Dhabi to Washington DC (13 hours 50 minutes) and to Sydney (13 hours 30 minutes).
The Global 7500 is said to be the first business jet with an Environmental Product Declaration, offering complete transparency on its performance. It flies at a higher altitude (up to 51,000 ft) than commercial jets, where the air is thinner, thus allowing it to fly faster while burning less fuel. This aligns with VistaJet’s commitment to become the first carbon neutral business aviation company by 2025.