But if internal comfort is wholly important, then there are very few jets in the business more suited to optimum comfort than the Bombardier Global 7000. With no less than four living spaces on top of a dedicated crew rest area, each available to customise in a seemingly endless variety of shades and textures, the Global 7000 takes full advantage of its hefty 111-foot length to transport up to 17 passengers in almost unrivaled luxury.
Further to this, the Global 7000’s massive size allows for a far greater fuel capacity than fellow ultra-long-range jet the Falcon 8x, with Bombardier’s flagship able to carry 21,500kg of fuel. This in turn boosts the jet’s maximum range to over 8500 miles, making the Global 7000 the longest ranged business jet around, able to connect New York to Dubai, or Beijing to Washington, without complaint.
Whilst the Global 7000 has experienced a series of teething problems that have cast doubt over the possibility of the jet entering the market this year, the recent completion of Bombardier’s CS100 and CS300 have allowed the company to transfer the attentions of the majority of its workforce back to the Global 7000. The bulk of Bombardier’s $325 million program tooling and research budget has also been dedicated to getting the Global 7000 into circulation as quickly as possible.
Of course that 54 feet 7 inches of plush cabin space is the Global 7000’s biggest draw, but, at around $96 million, the Bombardier business jet also provides top-of-the-range cockpit contraptions – including four liquid crystal display screens and the Bombardier Vision flight deck that reduces pilot fatigue and increases speed control and situational awareness, allowing you to get on with your job in the cabin’s spacious interior, whilst the pilot can get on with his.
Article by Jake Taylor RE:LUXE