Bombardier has unveiled its new Global 8000 aircraft at EBACE in Geneva. The company says the aircraft is expected to enter service in 2025 and will have a range of 8,000 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.94, offering customers a unique blend of outstanding performance married with the smoothest ride and an uncompromising passenger experience.
“Today, Bombardier solidifies once more its position as the leader in business aviation with the newest member of the industry-leading Global family,” said Éric Martel, Bombardier’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Global 8000 aircraft leverages the outstanding attributes of the Global 7500 aircraft, providing our customers with a flagship aircraft of a new era. We remain unmatched, which for an innovation-focused team like us, is great.”
Bombardier says that some of the impressive performance capabilities of the new Global 8000 aircraft were already witnessed in May 2021 following a demonstration flight with a Global 7500 flight test vehicle. The aircraft, accompanied by a NASA F/A-18 chase plane, repeatably achieved speeds in excess of Mach 1.015, a key step in enabling a maximum Mach operating speed (MMO) of M0.94 and becoming the fastest business jet in the world and the fastest in civil aviation since the Concorde.
The Global 8000 features the healthiest cabin in the industry, with the lowest cabin altitude in its class of 2,900 feet when flying at 41,000 ft. It is also equipped with Bombardier’s Pũr Air and advanced HEPA filter technology for the cleanest cabin air and the fastest fresh air replacement.
The aircraft has four personalised suites ergonomically designed to maximise space and freedom of movement and incorporates the revolutionary features introduced on the Global 7500 aircraft that dramatically improve passenger comfort, including the Soleil circadian lighting system to help combat jet lag.
A Principal Suite with a full-size bed and a stand-up shower in the en-suite is available for the aircraft, and provides revolutionary cabin features such as an intuitive nice Touch CMS and OLED touch dial and Bombardier’s l’Opéra directional audio sound system.
In the cockpit, the Global 8000 aircraft features the renowned Bombardier Vision flight deck with its next generation fly-by-wire technology and blend of cutting-edge avionics with exceptional ergonomics and aesthetics for remarkable comfort and control.
Bombardier says the new Global 8000 aircraft can efficiently transport customers to a wide variety of destinations both faster and farther than ever before. With its exceptional class-leading range and short-field performance, more exclusive city pairs are now achievable such as Dubai-Houston, Singapore-Los Angeles, London-Perth and many others.