New Bombardiers Will Be World’s Most Expensive Business Jets
Canadian aviation company Bombardier is aiming to deliver a one-two punch to Gulfstream with the introduction of two variations on a new model which will be the world’s most expensive business jet. The Global 7000 and 8000, which will cost about $65 million, will beat the high-speed range of the $58.5 million Gulfstream G650. Both new jets will have a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90; the 7000 will have a range of 7,300 nmi (13,520 km) at Mach 0.85, while the 8000’s range will top out at 7,900 nmi (14,631 km) at Mach 0.85. Both will borrow elements from the existing Global Express XRS and 5000.
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 7000 will have the largest cabin in business aviation while the 8,000 will boast the longest range. The 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 8000 can do Sydney to Los Angeles, Hong Kong to New York and Mumbai to New York non-stop with eight. Even if you’ve got the cash you’ll have to cool your heels for a while though; the 7000 is not due to enter service in 2016 and the 8000 the following year.