The Bom­bardier G7500 is a tri­umph of style and per­for­mance

The Bom­bardier Global 7500 has all the fea­tures one needs to help con­nect with the world. Fre­quent trav­ellers, take note!

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For fre­quent trav­ellers who travel the world on busi­ness, an in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal jet is not a lux­ury, it’s an in­dis­pens­able busi­ness tool. A busi­ness jet is a small in­vest­ment rel­a­tive to the value that it helps un­leash. In ef­fect, a busi­ness jet is a lit­eral “time ma­chine.”

Glo­be­trot­ters need an in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal jet that can di­rectly con­nect them with as many dis­tant points as pos­si­ble in as lit­tle time as needed. Their jet needs to serve mul­ti­ple func­tions si­mul­ta­ne­ously. It serves as part of­fice, part ho­tel room, part liv­ing room – it’s vir­tu­ally home away from home.

There are of course, many jets that could ful­fill these re­quire­ments, but none do it in as much style as the Bom­bardier Global 7500, ini­tial de­liv­er­ies of which will com­mence soon. “The Global 7500 has no com­pe­ti­tion,” says Tim Fa­gan, Man­ager, In­dus­trial De­sign for Bom­bardier. “It is in a class of its own and this per­for­mance over­achieve­ment will only strengthen the air­craft’s mar­ket­ing po­si­tion­ing.” While spe­cific air­craft de­liv­er­ies are con­fi­den­tial, he goes on to say that the mar­ket for this air­craft is truly in­ter­na­tional. “The un­matched com­bi­na­tion of range, per­for­mance, cabin size and com­fort makes this an air­craft that con­nects more city pairs than any other.”

The air­craft has an in­dus­try-lead­ing range of 7,700 nau­ti­cal miles al­low­ing it to eas­ily cross oceans or fly non­stop be­tween South­east Asia and the United King­dom. “It’s the only busi­ness air­craft that can con­nect New York and Hong Kong, for in­stance, or Sin­ga­pore and San Fran­cisco un­der the right con­di­tions, of course,” says Fa­gan. With a top speed of Mach 0.925 and a max­i­mum cruise al­ti­tude of 51,000 feet (FL510), it cruises high above the weather and of­ten over­takes the largest com­mer­cial air­craft fly­ing thou­sands of feet be­low.

Com­fort in the sky

To serve the mul­ti­ple needs of pas­sen­gers, this jet’s stan­dard lay­out in­cludes four dis­tinct liv­ing spa­ces de­signed for work and re­lax­ation for up to 19 pas­sen­gers plus crew.

Af­ter climb­ing aboard, the first liv­ing space pas­sen­gers en­counter is the Club Suite, which has some of the largest win­dows in the sky, al­low­ing for an abun­dance of nat­u­ral light to help off­set the ef­fects of jet­lag that are com­mon with in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal travel.

The Club Suite also fea­tures state of the art Nuage seats, Bom­bardier’s brand-new busi­ness jet seat de­sign, that is in­tended to “bring the com­fort of lux­ury home seat­ing into the cabin.” What sets apart Nuage seats from tra­di­tional club seats is their ca­pa­bil­ity to be cus­tomised in three ways. One is via a patented tilt link sys­tem that pro­vides a deep re­cline po­si­tion for re­lax­ation. The sec­ond is their float­ing base that al­lows for easy, track­less swivel­ing as de­sired by pas­sen­gers. Last, but not least, is their tilt­ing head­rest that works in any po­si­tion. Un­der­stand­ing that

dif­fer­ent peo­ple have dif­fer­ent stan­dards for com­fort, Bom­bardier’s ex­pert ar­ti­sans and crafts­peo­ple can cus­tomise each Nuage seat through se­lec­tions of leathers, stitch­ing, and even cush­ion firm­ness.

Af­ter the Club Suite is the Con­fer­ence Suite, which in­cludes a con­fer­ence table ca­pa­ble of host­ing up to six pas­sen­gers at once. Some peo­ple find that meet­ings are more pro­duc­tive in the sky where pas­sen­gers are im­mune from dis­trac­tions com­mon to ter­res­trial of­fices.

There are times, how­ever, when it is de­sir­able, and even im­per­a­tive, that the of­fice in the sky be fully con­nected to col­leagues and cus­tomers on the ground. To meet these needs, Bom­bardier has in­te­grated the lat­est gen­er­a­tion, high­speed, satel­lite-based In­ter­net tech­nol­ogy. Pas­sen­gers can con­duct video con­fer­ences and send and re­ceive data as if they were op­er­at­ing from their global head­quar­ters.

When pas­sen­gers are ready for a meal, the con­fer­ence table eas­ily dou­bles as a din­ing room for six. If gourmet meals are on the menu, the kitchen will al­low an on­board chef to im­press pas­sen­gers with his culi­nary skills. Un­like many gal­leys that have only rudi­men­tary kitchen equip­ment, the Global 7500 fea­tures dual con­vec­tion/ mi­crowave ovens, sink and faucet, cof­fee/ espresso ma­chine, and chilled stor­age. “We have the in­dus­try’s finest, largest and most well-equipped kitchen,” says Fa­gan.

Af­ter a pro­duc­tive day of work on the ground and in the air, pas­sen­gers can re­ward them­selves with some re­lax­ation time in the third and aptly named En­ter­tain­ment Suite.

The En­ter­tain­ment Suite fea­tures a three-place berth­able di­van that faces a large en­ter­tain­ment cabi­net mounted with an im­pres­sive 40-inch, 4K-res­o­lu­tion tele­vi­sion. Pas­sen­gers can choose to im­merse them­selves in on­board en­ter­tain­ment or stream chan­nels via the In­ter­net or satel­lite tele­vi­sion.

Through­out the Global 7500 cabin, pas­sen­gers can use their per­sonal de­vices such as tablets and phones, just as if they were at home. More­over, Bom­bardier of­fers the “nice Touch” app that al­lows pas­sen­gers to cus­tomise the Global 7500 on­board en­vi­ron­ment with just a few swipes of their fin­ger. Op­tions in­clude win­dow shades, on­board light­ing, tem­per­a­ture, au­dio vol­ume, en­ter­tain­ment se­lec­tion and more.

When it is time to rest, the Mas­ter Suite in the rear liv­ing space of­fers a respite from the out­side world. The pri­vate cabin fea­tures a three-place berth­able di­van that en­ables two to sleep. If one’s pat­tern is to watch tele­vi­sion from bed, the Global 7500 will feel like home with an­other 4K tele­vi­sion mounted on the wall across from the bed.

One of the most ap­pre­ci­ated fea­tures of any busi­ness jet is an on­board shower and so Bom­bardier has de­signed one for the Mas­ter Suite, which is con­ve­nient for trav­ellers who need to hit the ground run­ning when they ar­rive at their des­ti­na­tion.

Aside from the tan­gi­ble on­board ameni­ties, pas­sen­gers ben­e­fit from the Global 7500’s use of 100 per­cent fresh air and low al­ti­tude cabin en­vi­ron­ment. Both fea­tures re­duce the ef­fects of jet­lag al­low­ing pas­sen­gers to feel more en­er­gised af­ter a long flight.

“Health and well­ness are a crit­i­cal con­cern for us,” says Fa­gan. “Pas­sen­ger well­ness fac­tors into ev­ery facet of the Global 7500 from the in­te­rior com­fort to the ex­cep­tion­ally smooth ride. We have also equipped the air­craft with the in­dus­try’s most ad­vanced cabin light­ing sys­tem, which can be set ac­cord­ing to the pas­sen­ger’s cir­ca­dian rhythm and des­ti­na­tion. We have ev­ery­thing from day­light sim­u­la­tion to en­hance wake­ful­ness to warm evening light­ing to pro­mote re­lax­ation.”

Bom­bardier also de­signed a sep­a­rate, spa­cious and fully equipped crew rest area, with two ex­tra-large win­dows, en­sur­ing that the crew is rested and alert.

State-of-the-art flight tech

Up front, the crew keeps pas­sen­gers safe with the state-of-the-art Bom­bardier Vi­sion flight deck with ad­vanced fly-by-wire

tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neered with in­tent to max­imise safety through a bal­anced de­sign that com­bines con­trol in­put free­dom with the se­cu­rity of the in­dus­try’s most com­plete flight en­ve­lope pro­tec­tion.

Pilots re­ceive crit­i­cal flight in­for­ma­tion through four cock­pit dis­plays as well as a head-up dis­play, which al­lows pilots to keep their eyes out­side of the cock­pit dur­ing crit­i­cal phases of flight such as take­off and land­ing. Look­ing through the heads-up dis­play, pilots see their out­side world trans­posed with syn­thetic vi­sion and in­frared vi­sion. This en­ables pilots to safely con­duct ap­proaches down to the low­est al­low­able min­i­mums. When emerg­ing from clouds just sec­onds prior to touch down, pilots do not need to shift their gaze from in­side the cock­pit to the out­side. More­over, if there should be an ob­struc­tion on the run­way that even air traf­fic con­trollers can­not see, such as an an­i­mal on the run­way, the pilots can eas­ily com­mand a go-around, pro­tect­ing the safety of all aboard, as well as the an­i­mal.

Busi­ness jet oper­a­tors can be as­sured of ser­vice across the globe thanks to Bom­bardier’s ex­ten­sive ser­vice net­work. More­over, com­pa­nies like NetJets have cho­sen the Global 7500 – part of one of Bom­bardier’s largest or­ders in the com­pany’s his­tory. This will help the Global 7500 re­tain its re­sale value far into the fu­ture as pur­chasers of pre­vi­ously owned jets fa­vor the most pop­u­lar mod­els given that they typ­i­cally have greater avail­abil­ity of type-rated pilots, spare parts, and the like.

“The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of our clean­sheet Global 7500 busi­ness jet is a defin­ing mo­ment for Bom­bardier, for our em­ploy­ees and for the in­dus­try, as we ap­proach en­try­into-ser­vice,” says David Coleal, Pres­i­dent, Bom­bardier Busi­ness Air­craft. “Thanks to the rigour and in­no­va­tion of our de­sign and test pro­gram, the Global 7500 air­craft has suc­ceeded in el­e­vat­ing ev­ery stan­dard by which a busi­ness jet is mea­sured – com­fort, lux­ury, per­for­mance and a smooth ride. At en­try-into-ser­vice, this air­craft will meet the lat­est and all of the most strin­gent cer­ti­fi­ca­tion re­quire­ments and is set to re­de­fine in­ter­na­tional busi­ness jet travel. We couldn’t be more proud of this achievement.”

RIGHT: The Bom­bardier Global 75000 is the only busi­ness air­craft that can con­nect dis­tant city pairs such as New York and Hong Kong or Sin­ga­pore and San Fran­cisco

BE­LOW, FROM LEFT: The En­ter­tain­ment Suite fea­tures a three­seater di­van fac­ing a large en­ter­tain­ment cabi­net with a 40-inch, 4K-res­o­lu­tion tele­vi­sion; the Mas­ter Suite fea­tures a pri­vate cabin with a di­van that can sleep two peo­ple. There’s also a TV mounted on the wall for those who like to watch shows in bed; the plane’s Club Suite fea­tures Bom­bardier’s brand-new Nuage seat de­sign; the plane ticks ev­ery­thing in its list of ameni­ties

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