Bombardier showcases Global 7000, Global 8000 at NBAA 2010

The arms race for the largest, fastest and most ultra-range business jet continued Monday at the 2010 NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention.

As Cessna showed off its revamped Citation Ten and Gulfstream touted its G650 heading into the start of the convention, Bombardier unveiled a pair of ultra-long-range editions to its Global line.

The Global 7000 will  span 2,637 cubic feet across a four-zone cabin, a high-cruise speed of Mach 0.9 and a range of 7,300 NM at Mach 0.85, while the Global 8000 will feature a three-zone-2,236 cubic-foot cabin and a range of 7,900 NM at Mach 0.85.

Both are on display with the rest of the Global line at the Bombardier static display.

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“The Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets will give our customers the ability to reach more destinations non-stop than ever before, delivering unprecedented levels of performance, flexibility, and comfort,” said Bombardier President Steve Ridolfi in a company statement. “There has never been a better time to ‘Be Global.’”

Read more about the Global 7000 and Global 8000 at AINOnline.com.