Bombardier sticks to 2025 date for Global 8000, delivers 150th Global 7500
Bombardier is still planning to deliver its Global 8000 flagship aircraft to customers in the second half of 2025.
“We have seen no reason to change guidance and are confident that we will meet the deadline we announced before” said Éric Martel, CEO and president, Bombardier speaking at an NBAA BACE 2023 press conference. The aircraft has already had 100 hours of flight testing and more than 1000 hours on the ground.
“Its nice that with the Global 8000 I don’t have much to say, it likes flying and being tested and everything is going well,” Stephen McCullough, SVP, engineering and product development, Bombardier.
Bombardier delivered the 150th Global 7500 in September. The Global 7500 entered service in December 2018.
“Our team is truly proud of and excited about the success of the Global 7500 aircraft program reaching its 150th-built aircraft,” said Martel. “The Global 7500 aircraft is the largest ultra-long-range business aircraft in the skies and its continued success is a testament to the efforts of our incredibly talented teams that build these amazing aircraft. Our continued success is absolutely related to their unrivalled dedication and commitment to excellence in everything they do.”
Bombardier says the Global 7000 has a fleet dispatch reliability of more than 99.8%. In the last month Bombardier has set 20 speed records with the aircraft.