Bombardier’s Global 7500 has completed the longest-range business jet flight in history, completing an 8,152-nautical-mile flight non-stop.
The business jet departed from Singapore Changi Airport at 07:12hrs local time on March 5 and arrived at Tucson International Airport at 08:19hrs local time, completing the long-range speed record flight for the city-pair.
David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft, said: “The Global 7500 aircraft was built to break all the records. It achieved the industry’s longest mission ever in business aviation after only two months in service. We’ve demonstrated its unequaled long-range and high-speed capabilities, but also its ability to break records confidently with healthy fuel reserves remaining, once again, confirming its unsurpassed performance to customers.”
Bombardier said the Global 7500’s record “showcases the real-world capabilities” of the aircraft.
A company statement said: “The achievement of a flight that reaches 8,152 nautical miles clearly demonstrates that the aircraft is the only business jet with the high-performance capabilities required for long flights. Providing access to these demanding, long-range routes is an invaluable resource for customers.
“Over the last two months, the Global 7500 jet has demonstrated exceptional performance and reliability, this first aircraft has completed more than 170 hours of flight around the world.”