Bombardier Global 7000 aircraft successfully completes first flight
The Canadian company finishes the first flight test of the first and only jet that offers four living spaces
Toronto was the place that Bombardier selected for the first flight of his new aircraft, the Global 7000. This plane, that succesfully completed the first flight test vehicle (FTV1), “marks the start of a flight test program for the newest member of Bombardier´s flagship Global aircraft family”, announces the company. As a matter of fact, this new aircraft, destined to the business market, will enter into service in the second half of 2018.
For 2 hours and 27 minutes, Captain Ed Grabman tested the plane under clean conditions, during which “all flight controls were exercised, and the systems and aircraft performed as expected”. The flight reached 20,000 feet.
Promotional image of a Bombardier Global 7000 Aircraft. Author: Bombardier
David Coleal, President of Bombardier Business Aircraft said that this frist flight of the Global 7000 Aircraft represents “the culmination of an incredible amount of knowledge and experience”, underlining that the Global 7000 jet promises to “establish a whole new category for large business jets”.
About the Global 7000 aircraft
With four unique and separated living spaces, and a dedicated crew area, the Global 7000 is the future of the business jets for Bombardier, who has designed a plane with a new concept of interior design.
The Global 7000 business aircraft will also be able to connect London to Singapore* or New York City to Dubai* non-stop, and will feature a maximum operating speed of M 0.925*. Passengers flying on the Global 7000 business jet will experience an impressive long-range capability of 7,400 NM (13,705 km) at M 0.85 with eight passengers.