Bombardier says its Global 7500 has completed “the longest range business jet flight in history”, pending certification by the National Aeronautic Association.
The aircraft, which has been in service for two months, completed an 8,152-nautical-mile flight non-stop, despite having an advertised range of 7,700 nautical miles.
The jet departed Singapore Changi Airport at 7:12am SGT and arrived at Tucson International Airport, Arizona, at 8:19am MST, which Bombardier says is a long-range speed record flight for the city pair.
“The Global 7500 was built to break all the records,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
“It achieved the industry’s longest mission ever in business aviation after only two months in service. We’ve demonstrated its unequaled long-range and high-speed capabilities, but also its ability to break records confidently with healthy fuel reserves remaining, once again, confirming its unsurpassed performance to customers.”
The Global 7500 has a top speed of Mach 0.925. Over the last two months, the first Global 7500 has completed more than 170 hours of flight. The cabin has four living spaces and a galley. It debuts Bombardier’s patented Nuage seat, which will be exclusive to the new Global family.