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Gulfstream and Bombardier tempt Brazilian buyers at Catarina
Gulfstream's G700 made its Catarina Aviation Show debut, on display alongside the super-midsize G280 and large-cabin G600, Bombardier's record-setting Global 7500 and best-selling Challenger 3500 aircraft.
The G700 made its Catarina Aviation Show debut for the growing Latin America market.

Gulfstream's newly in-service Gulfstream G700 has made its Catarina Aviation Show debut at São Paulo Catarina International Executive airport in Brazil, alongside the G600 and super-midsize G280.

"Gulfstream continues to support and invest in the growing Latin America market," says Scott Neal, senior vice president, worldwide sales, Gulfstream. "Since entering service, the G700 has continued to demonstrate its unparalleled performance, and we were excited to showcase its extensive capabilities, alongside the G600 and G280, to operators in the region."

The G700, with its spacious cabin, provides better performance than originally announced, including a maximum range of 7,750nm/14,353km at Mach 0.85 or 6,650nm/12,316km at Mach 0.90 and a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.935. It can connect São Paulo to Seattle at Mach 0.90.

The G600 boasts an award-winning interior and combines class-leading fuel-efficiency with unmatched performance capabilities, flying 6,600nm/12,223km at Mach 0.85 or 5,600nm/10,371km at Mach 0.90. It can connect London to São Paulo at Mach 0.90 and was recently certified for steep-approach operations by the FAA, opening access to some of the world's most challenging airports.

The G280 is also steep-approach certified and features recent enhancements increasing comfort and safety, including a lower cabin altitude and new exterior LED lights. With its exceptional long-range and high-speed cruise performance, the aircraft can fly 3,600nm/6,667km at Mach 0.80 or 3,000nm/5,556km at Mach 0.84, and can connect São Paulo to Bogotá, Colombia, at Mach 0.84.

Bombardier showcased its record-setting Global 7500 and best-selling Challenger 3500 aircraft. Its presence at the show kicked off a demo tour, when it will present performance attributes, advanced technology, Environmental Product Declarations and pristine cabins to clients across Brazil.

Michael Anckner, vice president, worldwide pre-owned, fleet, defence and Latin America, Bombardier says: "The Brazilian market is very important for Bombardier, both in terms of our business jet customers and our growing defence segment. There are close to 600 Bombardier aircraft across Latin America, and we were pleased to have a strong team present to showcase our aircraft here in São Paulo."

The Global 7500 provides exceptionally fast and smooth flights for long missions, connecting clients in São Paulo directly to key destinations such as Dubai, London, Tel Aviv, New York and Geneva. With more than 170 deliveries since its entry into service and more than 40 industry speed records to its credit, the Global 7500 has a top speed of Mach 0.925 and an industry-leading range of 7,700nm (14,260km). Its Smooth Flĕx Wing provides the highest cruise speed, the safest and shortest take off and landing performance, all while providing passengers with a smooth ride. It also reduces fuel burn, lowers emissions and produces excellent short-field and high-speed performance, while boasting a fleet dispatch reliability rate of more than 99.8 per cent. In addition, with its best-in-class hot and high runway performance capabilities, the Global 7500 is capable of accessing many challenging airfields its closest competitors can't.

The category-leading Challenger 3500 flies comfortable, seamless journeys from São Paulo to San Juan and Panama City, as well as to most destinations in Europe with a single stop.

Customers in the region also benefit from piece of mind through Bombardier's services network, including dedicated authorised service facility (ASF) MAGA Aviation at the Catarina airport in São Paulo, which provides line maintenance, Bombardier parts and tooling for all Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft.

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