Bombardier Global 7000. Photo courtesy of Bombardier
“The Masterpiece,” as Bombardier Business Aircraft has dubbed the final member of its Global 7000 test vehicle, has successfully completed its first flight and is ready to join its four siblings in flight and ground tests. The Canadian company expects the line to be ready to enter service in the second half of 2018.
A Global 7000 aircraft recently completed its first international deployment, and the group has 1,300 collective hours of flight testing completed so far. The most recent member of the line to make its debut before “The Masterpiece” was “The Architect” in October 2017.
Bombardier touts the Global 7000’s luxe and spacious cabin, featuring four living spaces, a multi-use kitchen and leading-edge cabin entertainment system. The company also advertises the new business jet as being customizable to a customer’s needs. A Global 7000 will cost around $73 million.