Bombardier, Canadian aviation company, introduced two new jets, the Global 7000 and Global 8000, to the top end of its Global family of ultra-long-range business jets at the NBAA Convention. The Global 7000 and 8000, which will cost about $65 million apiece, will beat the high-speed range of the $58.5 million Gulfstream G650. Both new private jets will have a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, the 7000 will have a range of 7,300 nmi at Mach 0.85, while the 8000’s range will top out at 7,900 nmi at Mach 0.85.
Besides being the world’s most expensive private jets, these fuel efficient models will also steal some other titles. The 7000 is all set to have the largest cabin in business aviation while the 8,000 will brag of the longest range. New wings, new tech and luxe amenities added to increased fuel efficiency will be the hallmarks of the new craft, aimed to appeal to ultra-wealthy customers in India, Asia and the UAE.
The Global 7000 will be able to fly from London to Singapore, New York to Dubai or Beijing to Washington non-stop with 10 passengers, while the Global 8000 can do Sydney to Los Angeles, Hong Kong to New York and Mumbai to New York non-stop with eight. Both jets also feature spacious cabins, including enlarged windows and an innovative approach to cabin zones, which increases customer’s flexibility and choice when defining their floor plan. The cockpit will feature an updated version of the Global Vision flight deck, which is based on the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics system.
Even if you’ve got the cash you’ll have to cool your heels for a while though, the Bombardier Global 7000 is not due to enter service in 2016 and the Global 8000 the following year.