Bombardier’s next generation $73 million Global 7000 private jet just made its air show debut

The Bombardier Global 7000 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The Bombardier Global 7000 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Bombardier recently showed off its fourth and newest Global 7000 prototype private jet. The aircraft is expected to be one of the most capable and expensive private jets in the air with a price tag of $72.8 million. The 7000 has a maximum range of more than 8,500 miles. That means it can fly non-stop between Sydney and San Francisco or New York and Dubai or London and Singapore.

Last week, the long-await Bombardier Global 7000 made its air show debut at National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Canadian plane maker showed off its fourth and newest Global 7000 prototype, the first with a complete interior. According to Bombardier, flight test vehicle 4 or FTV4 will be used to evaluate the Global 7000’s passenger experience including its cabin management and in-flight entertainment systems.

“Our Global 7000 flight test vehicles continue to undergo rigorous testing at our world-class flight test center in Wichita, Kansas,” Bombardier vice president of product development, François Caza said in a statement. “Having now flown nearly 900 hours, the aircraft continue to perform extremely well and to exhibit a high level of reliability.”

“Areas of the flight envelope and the performance of the systems, including at extreme temperatures, have been tested. The results show a maturity which is in full support of the planned certification activities,” Caza added.

Bombardier is currently preparing the fifth and final flight test vehicle at its factory in Toronto, Canada.

The long-delayed Global 7000, a victim of Bombardier’s recent financial troubles, is expected to be one of the most capable and expensive private jets in the air with a price tag of $72.8 million.

Here’s a closer look at the new Bombardier Global 7000:


The Global 7000 is the latest development of Bombardier’s current flagship Global 5000 and…

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… Global 6000 jets.

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The Global 7000 first flew on November 4, 2016. Here’s a photo of the final two Global 7000 test planes under assembly. Once completed, they joined their three sister planes at Bombardier’s flight test center in Wichita, Kansas.

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Here is the complete flight test vehicle number 4 in Las Vegas.

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In the marketplace, the 7000 is poised to take on rival Gulfstream’s all-conquering G650ER.

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The Global 7000 is powered by a pair of General Electric Passport turbofan engines and boasts a top speed of Mach 0.925.

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The 7000 has a maximum range of more than 8,500 miles. That means it can fly non-stop between Sydney and San Francisco or New York and Dubai or London and Singapore.

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The Global 7000’s cabin, with seating for up to 19 passengers, is infinitely customizable to the customer’s personal tastes.

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That means customers can mix and match whatever cabin configuration and design they want. In fact, they can even order the jet with permanent sleeping quarters.

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At more than 111 ft. long, the Global 7000 is the largest dedicated private jet in the world. There are certainly larger private jets out there, but they are airliners converted for private use.

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In total, the Global 7000’s cabin is divided into four passenger living areas and one crew rest area.

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First, there’s the Club Suite where it’s all about business. It features four traditional seats with fold-away tables and a wall-mounted entertainment screen.

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Then there’s the Conference Suite. With room for six, it’s perfect for formal business meetings and…

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…. Lavish in-flight meals.

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The 7000 also offers an entertainment suite complete with a large, high definition TV and premium audio system.

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In fact, the Global 7000 is equipped with a state-of-the-art fiber optic backbone that links to the internet through high-speed Ka-band satellite technology. The whole system is designed to support the bandwidth needs of video streaming,

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Finally, there’s the Master Suite. This affords customers the privacy of a hotel suite and even features …

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…. A private en suite bathroom and shower.

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Up front, pilots flying the Global 7000 will have access to the latest high tech goodies money can buy. This includes a full glass cockpit, head-up display, fly-by-wire technology, enhanced/synthetic vision technology, weather radar with wind shear detection, and advanced navigation systems.

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The Bombardier Global 7000 is expected to enter service in second half of 2018.

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