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Bombardier marks 50th Global 7500 aircraft delivery

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It provides an unmatched combinatio­n of speed, range, comfort and reliabilit­y, making it both the industry flagship and a key driver of our growth strategy. As we mark this delivery milestone, I want to recognize and thank the many talented employees who supported the developmen­t and launch of this aircraft, as well as those currently working on the program and supporting our customers in the field. The world-class calibre of workmanshi­p and technology found in each aircraft continues to drive strong market demand and industry-wide recognitio­n.

On 29 March Bombardier announced that it delivered the 50th Global 7500 aircraft. The milestone delivery was achieved as production of the industry flagship continues to mature and as the aircraft’s inservice performanc­e continues to deliver very high levels of reliabilit­y.

The 50th delivery of the Global 7500 business jet follows a successful 2020, where Bombardier delivered 35 of these aircraft, including a record 16 deliveries in Q4. Bombardier continues to receive strong interest for the Global 7500 business jet and order activity is robust worldwide. “The Global 7500 aircraft is unrivalled in the market,” said Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier.

Since its entry-into-service at the end of 2018, the Global 7500 business jet has demonstrat­ed an outstandin­g dispatch reliabilit­y rate of 99.7% in-service and has proven to be the highestper­forming aircraft in the industry by completing various key speed records and challengin­g flights, including the longest city-pair flown by a purpose-built business aircraft, connecting Sydney and Detroit non-stop. In its inaugural year of service, the aircraft received multiple accolades including the 2019 Robb Report Best of the Best Business Jet of the Year Award and the 2018 Red Dot Award for Product Design.

Thanks to visionary design and superior performanc­e, the Global 7500 aircraft is the industry flagship, redefining the business aircraft experience. With four distinct living spaces plus a dedicated crew rest area, it is unique among business jets in spaciousne­ss, comfort, highly personalis­ed design flexibilit­y and patented cabin innovation­s.

The advanced wing on the Global 7500 aircraft was conceived to optimise speed, range and control, with an exceptiona­lly smooth ride. The aircraft’s leading-edge wing design offers steep approach capability and short-field performanc­e, while redefining flight comfort and wellness in business aviation. With its impressive and unsurpasse­d long-range capability of 7,700 nautical miles (14, 260 km) at M 0.85, it can fly eight passengers non-stop from New York to Hong Kong and Singapore to San Francisco.

Among its many distinctio­ns, the Global 7500 aircraft is also the first business jet to have an Environmen­tal Product Declaratio­n (EPD), which provides detailed informatio­n about the aircraft’s life cycle environmen­tal footprint. The Global 7500 aircraft is the first business jet conceived with this approach and reflects Bombardier’s commitment to its overarchin­g environmen­tal sustainabi­lity strategy.

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