Bombardier is on a record-breaking roll with its Global 7500, setting a new transatlantic record on 27 March, just three days after it completed the fastest ever business jet flight between Los Angeles and New York.
For the latest flight, the aircraft departed Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY at 06:26 local time on 27 March, and arrived at London Luton Airport at 15:52 local time. The transatlantic flight was completed in 5 hours 26 minutes and subject to what Bombardier terms ‘seasonal winds’.
Reaching a top speed of M0.925 and averaging M0.92, the aircraft became the fastest business jet ever between New York and London.
On the 24 March Los Angeles-New York trip, the jet left Van Nuys Airport at 07:01 local time to arrive at Teterboro Airport at 13:55 local, for a coast-to-coast time of 3 hours 54 minutes. The Global held Mach 0.925 for two hours during the flight.
These coast-to-coast and transatlantic records are impressive, as are those of the Global 7500’s closest competitor, but what do they mean to Bombardier? What message does record breaking send to potential customers? Brad Nolen, Vice President Marketing and Product Strategy, Bombardier Business Aircraft is clear in his response.
“Simply put, the Global 7500 is the most impressive business aircraft ever built. With its smooth ride, award-winning interior, featuring a full-sized kitchen and four living spaces, it revolutionises the business aviation experience. These latest achievements, both key speed records between popular city pairs, perfectly underscore the industry-defining performance attributes of this truly unique aircraft.”
Both records are pending ratification by the US National Aeronautic Association.