Bombardier delivers first Global 7500 to Indonesia


Bombardier has delivered its first Global 7500 business jet to Indonesia. The Canadian OEM said its entire portfolio is generating “strong interest” in the Asia-Pacific region, “where a new generation of business jet users is emerging in the wake of the pandemic”.

With a worldwide fleet numbering more than 50 aircraft, the Global 7500 is growing its presence in Asia-Pacific, with 7500s now based in countries including Japan, Australia, Taiwan and Malaysia.

“Global aircraft are designed to deliver the ultimate in luxury, performance and smooth ride over long-distance flights, making them ideally suited to customers in the Asia-Pacific region who are looking to connect far-flung city pairs,” said Nilesh Pattanayak, regional vice president, Sales, Asia Pacific, Bombardier. “The ultra-long-range Global 7500 aircraft opens up a world of possibilities for convenient and productive travel.”

The Global 7500 aircraft, with a maximum range of 7,700 nautical miles, can take passengers non-stop from Jakarta to Seattle, Singapore to San Francisco, Tokyo to New York and Melbourne to Los Angeles.

Bombardier said it is significantly expanding its customer service footprint in the Asia-Pacific region with the building of a customer service centre at Essendon Fields Airport in Melbourne, Australia. The facility is due to be operational in 2022. Meanwhile, the expansion of its Singapore Service Centre is ongoing. This site at the Seletar Aerospace Park will quadruple the operation’s footprint, making it the largest OEM-owned business aviation maintenance facility in the region.

Pattanayak outlined the business aviation prospects for Asia Pacific at Corporate Jet Investor’s CJI Global 2021 online conference last week. Read his comments here.