Bombardier Global 8000 (Image: Bombardier)

We’re not quite at supersonic speed, but we’re getting close. Bombardier presented its latest aircraft, the Global 8000, at the Ebace show in Geneva. The aircraft

is seen as the flagship of a new era in business aviation.

The new Global 8000 jet offers a top speed of Mach 0.94. This makes it the fastest business jet in the air. Another first: During a demonstration flight, the Global 8000 was the first aircraft to fly supersonically on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The aircraft is scheduled to enter service in 2025. It will be the fastest aircraft since the Concorde. At the time, Concorde was cruising at Mach 2.02 (2,145 km/h). Supersonic status is given to any vehicle traveling faster than the speed of sound (about 1,235 kilometers per hour or Mach 1).

The Global 8000 will have one of the longest autonomous ranges in the world at 8,000 nautical miles (14,800 km). With this very long range and near supersonic speed, the business jet will be ideal for very long-haul routes. Bombardier cites non-stop routes such as Dubai-Houston, Singapore-Los Angeles, London-Perth, among others.

Absolute comfort on board

On board, the aircraft will offer a high level of comfort. With four customized suites ergonomically designed to maximize space and freedom of movement, the Global 8000 also incorporates technological features dedicated to passenger comfort. These include low-altitude cabin pressurization, the Soleil circadian lighting system to help combat jet lag, and the “Cloud” seat, which is designed to provide a more comfortable environment for passengers. As well as the “Cloud” seat, a zero-gravity seat that will allow passengers to arrive at their destination in top shape.

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It will also be possible to create a private master suite with a bed and bathroom that includes a shower

. Bombardier once again consolidates its leadership position in business aviation with the latest member of the industry-leading Global family,” said Éric Martel, President and CEO of Bombardier. The Global 8000 aircraft builds on the exceptional attributes of its predecessor, the Global 7500, offering our customers a flagship aircraft for a new era.”

The Global 8000 is therefore scheduled to enter service in 2025. Development of the aircraft is underway and the program is progressing according to the manufacturer’s established schedule.