Bombardier and VistaJet mark Global 7500 delivery milestone
It’s two milestones for one aircraft this week, as VistaJet welcomes its 10th Global 7500 to the fleet, which just so happens to be Bombardier’s 100th delivery of the aircraft type.
The celebration, which took place at Bombardier’s Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre in Montréal on Tuesday (March 29th) sees VistaJet become the largest 7500 operator globally. The operator plans to welcome up to a total of 17 Global 7500 aircraft into its fleet by the end of 2022.
Thomas Flohr, VistaJet’s founder said: “VistaJet is committed to a sustainable aviation future and supporting the global business industry with this expansion. Our enhanced product offering onboard the Global 7500 also guarantees that our clients, whether business or leisure travellers, are given the best and most seamless flying experience.”
VistaJet’s Global 7500 fleet has already completed a number of non-stop flights, including São Paulo to the Maldives (in 15 hours 43 minutes flight time), Los Angeles to Hong Kong (14 hours 50 minutes), St Maarten to the Seychelles (14 hours 45 minutes) and Honolulu to Helsinki (13 hours 30 minutes).
Éric Martel, Bombardier, president and CEO, added: “I am thrilled to celebrate the 100th delivery of the Global 7500 aircraft with our valued customer, VistaJet. VistaJet recognised early on that this aircraft would transform the business jet industry and the enormous success of Bombardier’s Global 7500 in transforming the private aviation industry. I would like to thank our teams in Montréal, Toronto and Wichita for designing, building and testing this amazing feat of technology.”
The Global 7500 aircraft is also the first business jet with an Environmental Product Declaration, which means there is “complete transparency” on its performance. It also flies at a higher altitude (up to 51,000ft) than commercial jets, where the air is thinner, allowing the aircraft to fly faster while burning less fuel.