The Bombardier Global 7500 is one of the world’s largest and longest-range business jet with elegantly styled interiors that resemble luxury and class. It features the smoothest ride, large cabins, revolutionary seating and visionary lighting made perfect for everyone on board.
Developed and manufactured by Bombardier, a Canadian aviation company located in Dorval, Quebec, Canada, the Global 7500 is an ultra-long-range business jet that was initially scheduled to enter service in 2016.
In October 2010, Bombardier announced the entry into service of the aircraft by 2016; however, because of the reconstruction of aircraft wing and other structures, the program was postponed by two years.
The Global 7500 was originally named the Global 7000 before it was re-branded in May 2018, at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE2018) in Switzerland.
In 2016, the first test aircraft went through taxi testing. On November 4, 2016, maiden flight of the Flight Test Vehicle (FTV)1 was conducted to check how well the system works and to test the flying capabilities of the aircraft.
In 2017, the aircraft wing was in its final design. FTV2 and FTV3 had its test flight on March 6 2017 and May 10 2017, respectively. In September 2017, FTV4 flew, then the last Flight Test Vehicle (FTV5) had its maiden flight in January 2018.
In August 2018, all the flight testing was accomplished. On September 28 2018, the aircraft received its type certification from Transport Canada, followed by the FAA type certification on November 7 2018.
Global 7500 Orders and Deliveries
On October 21 2010, London Air Services placed a $65 million order to be delivered by 2018. On December 14 2010, Comlux ordered two units.
On March 2 2011, the largest fractional jet provider NetJets ordered 20 Global 7500s, then Avwest ordered 4 units on June 21 2011.
On May 18 2015, Andreas Nikolaus Lauda, an aviation entrepreneur ordered 1 aircraft.
Global 7500 Design
The fuselage of the aircraft is produced by Stelia Aerospace. It has a length of 33.88 meters and a tail height of 8.2 meters. In order to save weight, the metal airframe make use of aluminum-lithium alloys. The nose cowl is reshaped, and new aft fuselage and empennage are installed.
The Global Express 7500 has a high-speed transonic wing with a span of 31.7 meters. The wings increase aerodynamic efficiency for Mach 0.85, it has a 35.3° quarter chord swept wings, a thinner chord ratio and flap track fairings to reduce drag, a double-slotted, inboard fowler flaps to reduce stalling speed, enhanced L/D ratio, and new composite winglets.
The Global 7500 is the most enormous, most spacious, and the most grandiose business aircraft built up until the present.
Global 7500 Cabin
The Global 7500 features a spacious cabin that can accommodate up to 19 passengers. It is 16.59-meter long, 2.44-meter wide and 1.88-meter high. The cabin can fit four true living spaces, a master suite, dedicated crew suite, and even a full-size kitchen. Natural light lit the cabin because of the newly expanded windows.
The cabin also features the all-new nice Touch cabin management system which is designed solely for the Global 7500 to dial up the experience inside the cabin.
The company also developed the Nuage seat, an ergonomic passenger seat with revolutionary design to bring the comfort of luxury home seating into the cabin.
Global 7500 Flight Deck and Avionics
The most updated Bombardier Vision flight deck is the first in the industry to feature synthetic vision imagery on head-up display. Aside from the Head-Up Display (HUD) system, the aircraft cockpit boasts four Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screens, Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and Enhanced Vision System (EVS).
It also features an Onboard Maintenance System (OMS) to provide improved dispatch, reliability, and ease of database loading, datalink, high-speed satellite communications system (SATCOM), and controller pilot data link communication (CPDLC).