The Global 8000 is an ultra long-range business jet that features top-leading range and cabin in the industry with three individual suites carefully crafted to boost comfort and convenience. This aircraft features a creative cabin custom-made with quality to meet the demand of every customer.
In September 2011, final construction of the aircraft started at Bombardier’s manufacturing site in Toronto, Canada, while the aft fuselage is constructed in Queretaro, Mexico.
In March 2012, Meggitt, an international company in the United Kingdom that specializes in components and sub-systems for the aerospace industry has been awarded a contract to supply fire protection systems for the Global 8000.
In August 2012, GKN Aerospace in Europe was awarded a contract to supply composite winglets and ailerons. The ailerons are manufactured in Munich, Germany and the winglets in Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.
In October 2012, a contract to supply aluminum wing panels was awarded to Sonaca Montreal in Canada. In the same month, CAE (formerly Canadian Aviation Electronics) was awarded to design and provide simulators for the aircraft.
In December 2012, Mechachrome, an engineering company in precision mechanics was awarded to provide keel beam for the unit. It is constructed and produced in Mirabel and deployed to Aerolia for the installation on the fuselage.
The Global 8000 is expected to enter into service in 2017.
Global 8000 Orders and Deliveries
On March 2 2011, NetJets placed an order of 20 aircraft to be delivered in 2017. On June 21 of the same year, VistaJet ordered 10 units while AvWest ordered 2.
On Nov 27 2012, VistaJet ordered another 6 aircraft.
On June 18 2013 and January 30 2014, an undisclosed customer ordered 12 and 3 units respectively.
Global 8000 Design
Designed to provide over the top level of flexibility, comfort, and aircraft performance, the Global 8000 has been developed together with the Global 7000. The fuselage length is 31.2 meters, fuselage diameter is 2.8 meters, and tail height is 8.3 meters. Its wing has a span of 31.7 meters with canted winglets to reduce turbulence at the tips of the wings.
Global 8000 Flight Deck and Avionics
The Global 8000 features a Bombardier Vision flight deck with integrated fly-by-wire technology. The cockpit has four Large Crystal Displays (LCD) screens, Head-Up Display (HUD), Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and Synthetic Vision System (SVS). It has a Graphical flight planning and MultiScan weather radar including wind shear protection.
The aircraft also boasts the latest Performance Based Navigation (PBN) features such as Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approach and Area Navigation (RNAV) that allows the aircraft positions to be determined continuously wherever it is within the scope of navigation aids or within the limits of a self-contained system ability.
It is also equipped with Controller Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC).
Global 8000 Cabin
The Bombardier Global 8000 has a roomy cabin with a volume of 63.32 cubic meters. It is 13.89-meter long, 1.88-meter high and 2.44-meter wide. It can seat up to a maximum of 19 passengers on board plus a maximum of four crew members.
The distinct design of the Global 8000’s cabin can be configured into three elegant suites with broad windows. As the aircraft travels around the world, the passenger can enjoy the fastest global in-flight internet connectivity. Video conferencing, downloading high definition material and streaming HD content are accessible at all times.
Global 8000 Engine and Performance
Powered by General Electric Passport, the engine of this aircraft has a maximum thrust of 16,500 lbf. The engines produce less NOx emissions and requires less fuel burn around 8%.
The Global 8000 has a travel range of 7,900 nautical miles and can fly at a maximum cruise speed of 487 knots. It has a service ceiling of 51,000 feet.