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The Global 7500 sets more than 30 speed records
Record-setting flights include Farnborough to Muharraq and Phoenix to Paris, but Global 7500s are active worldwide on customer and demo missions and the fleet has surpassed 100,000 hours and 165 deliveries.
The aircraft is the ultimate home in the sky, a reliable, productive business tool with ultra-fast internet capabilities and impeccably designed cabins.

Bombardier is celebrating more speed records by the Global 7500 aircraft, bringing the total to more than 30 and counting. The most recent include travelling from Farnborough airport in the UK to Muharraq in Bahrain, and from Phoenix, Arizona to Paris.

The Farnborough to Muharraq record was set by UK charter company Catreus, while the Phoenix to Paris record was set by Phenix Jet Cayman. The flight from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, to Paris, France was completed in a record time of eight hours 55 minutes and achieved an impressive top speed of over 1,030 km/hr.

Andrew Svoboda, CEO of Phenix Jet Cayman, expressed his excitement about the new achievement, stating, "We are excited to announce this new world record as it highlights the exceptional capability of the Global 7500 and our flight programme. Our commitment to excellence and innovation continues to be the driving force behind our success."

These records, pending approval by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), build on earlier speed and distance records already bestowed on the jet, including an 8,225nm flight in October 2019 from Sydney, Australia to Detroit, Michigan, the longest-range flight ever in business aviation. The Global 7500 also set more than 20 new flight records in the autumn of 2023, including routes from Singapore to Anchorage, Alaska and from Montreal to Geneva.

"The Global 7500 aircraft is in a class by itself when it comes to performance, an immaculate business jet that was made to set and shatter records," says Jean-Christophe Gallagher, executive vice president, aircraft sales and Bombardier Defense. "With its impeccable design attributes and technological advancements, the Global 7500 aircraft offers customers precisely what they need to enhance their operations; unmatched reliability, productivity and style."

With a top speed of Mach 0.925 and an industry leading range of 7,700nm (14,260km), the Global 7500 features outstanding performance capabilities. Its Smooth Flĕx Wing is designed with a sophisticated slats and flap system that generates exceptional lift on take off and approach, maximising aerodynamic efficiency and boosting performance while improving safety, and offering a smoother, more restful ride. It also reduces fuel burn, lowers emissions and produces excellent short-field and high-speed performance.

It is equally impressive when it comes to cabin design. Its spacious interior features four true living spaces, a full-size, superbly equipped kitchen and a dedicated crew suite, and its patented Nuage seat features the industry's first zero-gravity position.

Announced in 2022, Bombardier's Global 8000 is in development is ongoing, and the programme is progressing to plan. It will boast an industry-leading range of 8,000nm and an unbeatable top speed of Mach 0.94. It will feature the healthiest cabin in the industry thanks to Bombardier's Pũr Air and advanced HEPA filter technology, as well as the lowest cabin altitude of 2,900ft when flying at 41,000ft. The performance enhancements will be retrofittable when the aircraft enters into service, currently expected in 2025.

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