Have a little loose change and looking for a way to spruce up your commute? You might want to consider picking up some wings in the form of the Bombardier Global 8000. With a top flying speed of 623 knots (716 mph, 1,154 km/h) and a range of 8,000 NM (9,206 miles, 14,816 km), Bombardier claims its new aircraft is the world’s fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet, so it should have no trouble helping you beat your boss to the office in the morning.
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While testing the Global 8000, Bombardier set a new world record for business jet speeds, cementing its position as the fastest aircraft in civil aviation since the glory days of the Concorde. Despite ultimately offering customers a maximum Mach operating speed of a mere Mach 0.94 – still a little quicker than your current ride to work, we’d wager – Bombardier achieved speeds in excess of Mach 1.015 while using a Global 7500 flight test vehicle accompanied by a NASA F/A-18 chase plane.
Whether you’re being chased by F/A-18s or not, the Global 8000 will get you where you’re going in the blink of an eye, and you’ll be riding in style thanks to a luxe and customisable cabin, offering four personalised suites that have been ergonomically designed to maximise space and make it as easy as possible to move throughout. Plus, Bombardier is including a Soleil circadian lighting system to combat jet lag, helping you to stay fresh no matter where you’re headed.
Additional options include a principal suite with a full-size bed and an ensuite featuring a stand-up shower – hopefully you won’t hit a patch of turbulence mid-wash – as well as a 4K monitor and Bombardier’s l’Opéra directional audio sound system, which the brand claims offers “the industry’s first audio system featuring full-range speakers, advanced digital signal processing and seat-centric sound technology.”
The Global 8000 also features the “healthiest cabin in the industry” according to Bombardier. The Canadian manufacturer insists you can breathe easy thanks to its offering of a cabin altitude of 2,900 ft when flying at 41,000 ft, which is the lowest in its class. Plus, Bombardier’s Pũr Air and advanced HEPA filter technology offer the cleanest cabin air and the fastest fresh air replacement.
With its sleek looks, comfy interior and a range that’ll get you from London to Perth, the Global 8000 should be an enticing proposition for those with the dosh needed to secure one. While Bombardier hasn’t confirmed pricing, you still have a little time to save your pennies ahead of the aircraft’s entry into service in 2025. For an idea of just how many pennies you might need, discover why the $37 Million Bombardier Challenger 3500 is Luxury at ‘Zero Gravity’.