Bombardier Global 7000

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Global 7000/8000
Role Business jet
National origin Canada
Manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace
First flight 7000: November 4, 2016[1]
Introduction 7000: H2 2018[2]

8000: 2019[3]

Status Under development
Unit cost

7000 : US$72.8 Million

8000 : US$56.9 Million
Developed from Bombardier Global 6000

The Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 are ultra long-range business jets under development by Bombardier Aerospace, announced in October 2010 and initially scheduled for introduction in 2016 for the 7000 and 2017 for the 8000.[4] The program has been delayed by 2 years and entry into service for the Global 7000 is expected in 2018.[3] The 7000 made its first flight on November 4, 2016.[1]

Design and development[edit]

Both are stretched derivatives of the Global 6000 with a new transonic wing.[5] They are powered by the new General Electric Passport 20 16,500 lbf (73 kN) thrust engine with reduced NOx emissions and 8% better fuel efficiency than the Global Express XRS, allowing a Mach 0.90 high-speed cruise.[4]

In 2015 Bombardier decided to redesign its wing, and along other development challenges it has delayed the programme by over two years.[3] The redesign goal was to reduce its weight without altering its aerodynamic profile. The aircraft fly-by-wire system architecture is based on the CSeries one.[6]

Global 7000[edit]

The 7000 is stretched by 11 ft 3 in (3.43 m) from the original Global.[5] It is planned to have a four-zone 2,637 cu.ft. (74.67 cu.m.) cabin, 20 percent more than the previous. It was originally designed to cover a 7,300 nmi (13,500 km) range at Mach 0.85 to fly from London to Kuala Lumpur, New York to Dubai, or Beijing to Washington non-stop with 10 passengers. Entry into service was initially scheduled for 2016.[4] Former Formula One driver and long time Bombardier brand ambassador Niki Lauda announced its order ahead of EBACE 2015 convention.[7]

The first test aircraft was undergoing taxi testing in October 2016, with the first delivery scheduled for the second half of 2018.[2] Dedicated to testing basic system functionality and assessing the handling and flying qualities of the aircraft, its maiden flight was performed on November 4th 2016, climbing to 20,000 feet (6,096 m) and reaching 240 knots during 2 h 27 mn.[1]

The production wing was in final design in February 2017 and was expected to fly on a production-conforming airplane later in the same year.[8] FTV2 flew on March 6, 2017, “The Powerhouse” is designed to test aircraft systems, including propulsion, electrical and mechanical systems.[9] FTV1 is used to open the performance envelope and reached Mach 0.995 on March 29, 2017.[10] FTV3 flew on May 10, 2017, “The Navigator” will be used to test the avionics and electrical system performance.[11]

The fourth prototype, used for cabin interior validation, is called “The Architect” and the fifth and final, used to pave the way for the entry-into-service, is called “The Masterpiece”.[12]

Global 8000[edit]

The 8000 is stretched by 2 ft 3 in (0.69 m) from the Global Express.[5] It will feature a three-zone 2,236 cu.ft. (63.32 cu.m.) cabin and a range of 7,900 nmi (14,631 km) at Mach 0.85, farther than any other existing business jet and connecting Sydney to Los Angeles, Hong Kong to New York, and Mumbai to New York with eight passengers. Entry into service was initially scheduled for 2017.[4] The programme schedule is delayed over two years, pushing Global 8000 deliveries to early 2019.[3]

Orders[edit]

While Bombardier is not publishing a specific backlog, industry analyst Rolland Vincent was estimating that 200 orders were accumulated at the time of first flight in November 2016, mostly the 7000.[13]

Date Airline Transportation Firm EIS Type
Global 7000 Global 8000
21 October 2010 Canada London Air Services[14] TBD 1
14 December 2010 Switzerland Comlux[15] TBD 2
2 March 2011 United States NetJets[16] 2017 20 (total)1
21 June 2011 Switzerland VistaJet Holding SA[17] TBD 10
21 June 2011 Australia AVWest[18] TBD 4 2
27 November 2012 Switzerland VistaJet[19] 2017 6
18 June 2013 Undisclosed[20] TBD 12
30 January 2014 Undisclosed[21] TBD 2 3
18 May 2015 Niki Lauda[22] TBD 1
Totals 63

Note ^1NetJets ordered a total of 20 Global 7000 and Global 8000 but did not specify the number of aircraft for each model.

Specifications[edit]

global 7000 on left, 8000 on right
model Global 7000[23] Global 8000[24]
Passengers (standard) 17[25] 13[26]
Crew 4
Length 111 ft 2 in / 33.9 m 102 ft 2 in / 31.2 m
Wingspan 104 ft 0 in / 31.7 m
Height 27 ft 0 in / 8.2 m 27 ft 1 in / 8.3 m
Cabin length 54 ft 7 in / 16.64 m 45 ft 7 in / 13.89 m
Cabin width centerline 8 ft 2 in / 2.49 m, floorline 6 ft 11 in / 2.11 m
Cabin height 6 ft 3 in / 1.91 m
Maximum ramp weight 106,500 lb / 48,308 kg 105,050 lb / 47,650 kg
Maximum takeoff weight 106,250 lb / 48,194 kg 104,800 lb / 47,536 kg
Maximum landing weight: 85,800 lb (38,918 kg)
Maximum zero fuel weight: 62,500 lb / 28,350 kg 60,000 lb / 27,216 kg
basic operating weight 56,800 lb / 25,764 kg 54,300 lb / 24,630 kg
Maximum fuel weight: 47,450 lb / 21,523 kg 48,950 lb / 22,203 kg
Maximum payload 5,700 lb / 2,585 kg
Engines General Electric Passport
Thrust (ISA +20°C flat rated) 16,500 lb / 73.4 kN
Mmo
(Maximum operating speed)
Mach 0.925 (530 kt / 982 km/h)[25][26]
High-speed cruise Mach 0.90 (516 kt / 955 km/h)
Typical cruise Mach 0.85 (487 kt / 902 km/h)
Range (M 0.85, NBAA IFR Reserves, ISA, 8 pax) 7,400 nm / 13,705 km[25] 7,900 nm / 14,631 km
Takeoff distance (SL, ISA, MTOW) 5,950 ft / 1,814 m 5,800 ft / 1,768 m
Landing distance (SL, ISA, MLW) 2,810 ft / 856 m
Maximum operating altitude 51,000 ft / 15,545 m
Initial cruise altitude 43,000 ft / 13,106 m

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bombardier Global 7000 Aircraft Successfully Completes First Flight" (Press release). Bombardier. November 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Bombardier's Global 7000 To Fly Soon". Aviation Week. November 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Transport Canada registers first Global 7000". Flight Global. 5 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Bombardier Grows Its Flagship Global Family with Two New Jets: the Global 7000 and Global 8000 Aircraft" (Press release). Bombardier. October 16, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Ultra-Long Range Jets About To Enter The Market". Aviation Week. November 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Weight reduction cited for Global 7000 wing redesign". Flight Global. 16 Feb 2017. 
  7. ^ "Formula 1 Champion Niki Lauda Purchases New Bombardier Global 7000 Aircraft". MarketWatch. 17 May 2015. 
  8. ^ Chad Trautvetter (February 16, 2017). "First Global 7000 Logs 100 Hours; FTV2 To Fly Soon". Aviation International News. 
  9. ^ "Second Bombardier Global 7000 Flight Test Vehicle Takes to the Skies" (Press release). Bombardier. March 6, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Need for Speed Propels Global 7000 Aircraft to Mach 0.995 in Early Flight Testing" (Press release). Bombardier. March 29, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Bombardier Global 7000 Flight Test Program Ramps Up with Maiden Flight of Third Flight Test Vehicle" (Press release). Bombardier. May 10, 2017. 
  12. ^ Molly McMillin (May 22, 2017). "Bombardier Plays 'Name That Test Aircraft'". ShowNews. Aviation Week Network. 
  13. ^ Kerry Lynch (November 4, 2016). "Bombardier's Flagship Global 7000 Takes To The Sky". Aviation International News. 
  14. ^ "London Air Services signs order for Global 7000". 2010-10-21. 
  15. ^ "Comlux orders two Global 7000s". 2010-12-14. 
  16. ^ Wong, Craig (2011-03-02). "Bombardier lands largest aircraft order ever". The Toronto Star. 
  17. ^ "VistaJet orders ten Global 8000 business jets". 2011-06-21. 
  18. ^ "AVWest orders six Global business jets". 2011-06-21. 
  19. ^ "VistaJet enters history books with Bombardier aircraft order". 2012-11-28. 
  20. ^ "Bombardier Secures Orders for 12 Global 8000 Business Jets at the Paris Airshow". 2013-06-18. 
  21. ^ "Bombardier Secures Order for Eight Global Business Jets". 2014-01-31. 
  22. ^ Trautvetter, Chad (2015-05-18). "F1 Champ Niki Lauda Thinks Bigger, Orders Global 7000". 
  23. ^ "Global 7000 Factsheet" (PDF). Bombardier. 2011. 
  24. ^ "Global 8000 Factsheet" (PDF). Bombardier. 2011. 
  25. ^ a b c "Global 7000 Factsheet". Bombardier Business Aircraft. 2016. 
  26. ^ a b "Global 8000 Factsheet". Bombardier Business Aircraft. 2016. 

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