2025 – Future
- The latest flagship aircraft from Bombardier, with deliveries due to begin in 2025.
- Capable of cruising non-stop for up to 8,000 nautical miles, with a top cruise speed of Mach 0.92.
- The Global 8000 features a low cabin altitude, Pũr Air filter, and Soleil lighting system to reduce jet lag.
- Typical configurations include a crew rest area, club suite, conference suite, entertainment suite, and principal suite.
- The Bombardier Global 8000 has a new list price of $78 million.
Overview & History
The Global 8000 is the latest flagship business jet from Bombardier. The aircraft is touted to have a maximum range of 8,000 nautical miles. This, therefore, puts it in direct competition with the brand new Gulfstream G800.
The Global 8000 is capable of carrying up to 19 passengers with a top speed of Mach 0.94, powered by two General Electric Passport engines.
The aircraft belongs to the highly success Global family of aircraft, which can trace its origins back to the Global Express. Deliveries of the Global 8000 are due to begin in 2025.
Bombardier Global 8000 Performance
The Global 8000 is powered by two General Electric Passport engines. Each engine is capable of outputting up to 18,920 lbs of thrust. In total, this results in 37,840 lbs of available thrust.
As a result, the Global 8000 has a top speed of Mach 0.94. Additionally, the Global 8000 has a typical cruise speed of Mach 0.85 and a high-speed cruise figure of Mach 0.90. Perhaps most impressively, the Global 8000 also has an ultra-high-speed cruise of Mach 0.92.
Additionally, the Global 8000 has an initial cruise altitude (at MTOW) of 43,000 feet. It is then able to continue climbing all the way to 51,000 feet.
One of the main selling points of the Global 8000 is the impressive range. The theoretical range with NBAA IFR reserves, ISA, Mach 0.85 cruise speed, 8 passengers, and 4 crew onboard, is 8,000 nautical miles.
This, therefore, along with the Gulfstream G800, is the longest-range business jet that will be delivered in the near future.
Moreover, despite the impressive range and size of the aircraft, the ground performance remains impressive. The Global 8000 is able to take-off in just 5,760 feet. Meanwhile, the aircraft is able to land in just 2,237 feet.
Bombardier Global 8000 Interior
According to Bombardier, the Global 8000 has the “healthiest cabin”. Given that this is the flagship aircraft for Bombardier and passengers will be spending hours flying between continents, the cabin needs to be comfortable, flexible, and healthy.
Bombardier has implemented three key cabin components to help increase health and ensure that you arrive at your destination refreshed. Firstly, the Global 8000 has an exceptionally low cabin altitude. When cruising at 41,000 feet, the 8000 has a cabin altitude of just 2,900 feet. This, according to Bombardier, is the “industry’s lowest cabin altitude”. A lower cabin altitude results in a more pleasant cabin experience and helps to reduce jet lag.
Secondly, in an effort to reduce jet lag, the Global 8000 features Bombardier’s Soleil lighting system. This system is, according to Bombardier, aviation’s first circadian rhythm-based cabin lighting system that is fully integrated into the Flight Management System. Additionally, the cabin features a revolutionary Dynamic Daylight Simulation feature in order to combat jet lag.
Thirdly, the Global 8000 is fitted with the Bombardier Pũr Air filter. This is a hospital-grade HEPA filter that captures up to 99.99% of particles. Particles such as viruses, allergens, and bacteria can be captured and extracted by the filter. Additionally, it features an activated carbon filter to remove odors and gases. Therefore, the cabin of the Global 8000 is clean and fresh.
To keep you in touch with the outside world, Bombardier has equipped the Global 8000 with Ka-band internet. This, according to Bombardier, offers the fastest global internet speeds in the industry. This allows you to download, stream, video conference, and share content throughout your missions.
Additionally, the aircraft is equipped with the “cutting-edge” nice Touch cabin management system. This, thanks to the elegant and intuitive OLED touch dial control, allows you to control a variety of cabin settings from your seat.
As you would expect with a new aircraft from Bombardier, the Global 8000 features Nuage seats. Which, according to Bombardier, is the first new seat architecture in 30 years.
In terms of cabin layout, there are four distinct living areas. The most typical configuration features a galley at the front of the cabin, along with a lavatory, wardrobe, and crew rest area. Moving backwards is the club suite. Here, passengers will find 4 Nuage seats, 6 ultra-large windows, a 24-inch HD bulkhead display, and Bombardier Touch dials integrated into the side ledges. Just behind this is the conference suite. Passengers will find an elegant 6-seat meeting and dining space. The dining table features a removable leaf and concealable side table.
Perfect for relaxing is the entertainment suite, which is located just aft of the conference suite. A 3-seat Nuage divan is placed opposite the large entertainment cabinet with media storage. There are 6 ultra-large windows and Bombardier’s l’Opéra audio system.
The final living area is perfect for resting – called the principal suit. Here there is a Nuage seat with a zero-gravity position, alongside the full-size bed with a customizable headboard. 6 ultra-large windows, a 32-inch HD display, and a large wardrobe help increase the comfort in the suite.
And finally, the principal suite is connected to its very own en-suite. Inside there is another large wardrobe, lavatory, optional stand-up shower, and unrestricted access to the baggage compartment.
Upfront, the Global 8000 features advanced fly-by-wire technology with Enhanced and Synthetic Vision systems. The cockpit has been designed to maximize crew comfort and efficiency.
The fly-by-wire system has been designed to balance control input freedom with complete flight envelope protection.
Additionally, in order to ensure that your crew is able to perform at peak performance, the dedicated crew rest area helps to maximize comfort and privacy on long-haul flights. Perfect for ensuring your crew is fully rested.
Bombardier Global 8000 Charter Cost
When it comes to chartering the flagship Bombardier aircraft, the hourly cost isn’t going to come cheap.
Of course, given that deliveries haven’t yet begun it is hard to provide an estimated figure. However, prices will likely exceed that of the Global 7500, which has a current estimated hourly charter price of around $16,000.
When it comes to purchasing the Bombardier Global 8000, the current list price is $78 million. Of course, this is the base price, before any options are selected. Therefore, it is much more likely that the actual purchase price will be higher.
In terms of pre-owned values, deliveries of the Global 8000 are yet to begin, therefore, there is no pre-owned data. However, given the depreciation rate of the Bombardier Global 7500, it is estimated that the Global 8000 will maintain its value relatively well.
|Range: 8,000 nm||Number of Passengers: 19||Baggage Capacity: 195 Cubic Feet|
|Cruise Speed: 516 knots||Cabin Pressure: N/A PSI||Max Take-Off Weight: N/A lbs|
|Ceiling: 51,000 feet||Cabin Altitude: N/A feet||Max Landing Weight: N/A lbs|
|Take-Off Distance: 5,760 feet||Production Start: 2025|
|Landing Distance: 2,237 feet||Production End: Future|
|Exterior Length: 110.9 feet||Engine Manufacturer: General Electric|
|Exterior Height: 26.9 feet||Engine Model: Passport|
|Wingspan: 104 feet||Fuel Burn: N/A Gallons per Hour|
|Interior Length: 54.4 feet|
|Interior Width: 8 feet|
|Interior Height: 6.2 feet|
|Interior/Exterior Ratio: 49%|