There is a new plane cutting through the skies and it is rewriting records in the world of luxury air travel. Its name is the Bombardier Global 7500. This home/office in the sky was built to impress, and that it does in spectacular style with a grandiose abode.
It takes business flying to whole new heights and is breaking records wherever it goes. The plane incorporates the latest in aviation technology, boasts exhilarating speeds that put rivals to shame, and offers a luxurious interior that could well pass for a world-class motel. That said, here’s a look at some interesting aspects of the largest private plane in existence:
It has at least two world records to its name
Aside from being the largest private business jet in existence, the 7500 also boasts two unique accolades. As far as purpose-built business jets go, it holds the record for the longest mission ever. That distance stands at 8,152 nautical miles after the plane completed a trip between Singapore and Tucson, Ariz on 4th March. This 16-hour flight also brought forth another first in business-aviation history, with the constant speed of Mach 0.85 (1049.58 km/h) setting a longest-distance speed record.
The interior has four living cabin zones
There’s an overflowing sense of warmth and serenity once you delve into the whitewashed interior which is complemented by lovely strips of grey, obsidian teak, and cream leather furnishings. The massive deck windows are in tune with seat positions and provide an abundance of natural light for a highly productive or leisurely atmosphere. The trackless carpet flooring furthers the eccentric tone, providing a pristine look that’s classy and laid back.
Additionally, there is a state-of-the-art RGB light system that seamlessly facilitates sleep cycles (and conditions) as passengers traverse different time zones. It offers daylight simulation that nudges passengers to sleep or to wake up as they would naturally do so at home.
In general, the cabin interior has four distinct zones which the client can have customized in line with individual needs. These most notably include an exclusive master suite that entails a standup shower accompanying a full-size bed and a Conference suit that transforms to a grandiose dining table for six. What’s more, a 3-place breathable divan rolls out to prove extra sleeping space. The remaining zones include a master and club suit while there is an additional crew suite plus a full kitchen on board.
New seating technology
Utmost comfort is vital in a long haul business jet of the 7500’s stature, and the revolutionary ‘Nuage’ seat design ensures the plane meets that requirement. The interior design team said that the work of Peter Opsvik, a legendary Norwegian designer, inspired the development of the ‘Nuage’ concept. The latter takes into consideration seating habits while working, sleeping, eating, and relaxing, availing a tilt-link recline system that cushions behavioral shifts in posture. The base of the seat encompasses a novel fluid system which centers the rotation axis regardless of the seating position.
Moreover, the nice Touch cabin management system ensures functionalities such as entertainment, lighting, sound, temperature, among others, are alongside the bed and the seats.
The Bombardier Global 7500 is an invention of the Bombardier Aviation Company which previously went under the banner ‘Bombardier Aerospace.’ Previously dubbed the 7000, the 7500 now stands as an iconic feat of modern engineering. This long-range business model took to the skies for the very first time in November 2016 although it wasn’t in service until December 2018.
Though there have been some significant delays in its production, it is showing no signs of slowing down since the model’s entry to the market. The current year is already sold out with the Canadian manufacturer scheduling 19 deliveries with a further 39 orders planned for an also sold-out 2020. If you’d like to get yourself a copy of the world’s biggest jet plane, you’ll have to wait in line until 2021.
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