LAUNCH: THE NEW Bombardier Global 7000
Bombardier is extending the range of its marquee business jet to 7700 nautical miles (14,260 km), unseating the Gulfstream G650 as the long-distance champ of the private-aircraft industry.
The 300-mile improvement for the Global 7000 means the plane will be able to whisk passengers from New York to Hong Kong, or Singapore to San Francisco, Bombardier said in a statement on Sunday. A flight-test program with five aircraft has demonstrated the added reach, the company said.
The extra range gives Bombardier bragging rights over the G650 on flying distance as well as size, both of which are crucial selling points for the wellheeled customers who buy the planes.