23 APRIL 2018


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Article from BTNews 23 APRIL 2018

London City non-stop to Washington. And Kathmandu

Fresh from a celebratory visit to Biggin Hill, Bombardier’s highly-anticipated Global 7000 business jet was hailed by the manufacturer last week for now being able to boast an “outstanding” range of 7,700nmi (14,260km).

The announcement came as the jet completed multiple long-range flights around the world. Bombardier said the new range meant the Global 7000 could now connect more city pairs than any other business aircraft.

Like Bombardier’s Global 5000, Global 6000 and Challenger 350, the Global 7000 will be able to operate out of London City Airport. Possible destinations include Calgary, Alberta, St Louis, Washington DC, Nairobi, Dubai, Delhi and Kathmandu.

Biggin Hill said it was privileged as it became the first UK airport to host the jet as part of the world tour, which demonstrated the aircraft’s state-of-the-art living spaces as well as the extended range.

A series of developments makes Biggin Hill the go-to for the Global 7000. The airport’s new 60,000sq ft hangar has been designed to accommodate up to six business jets of the Global 7000’s size.

In addition, Bombardier has doubled its capacity on site, with an expanded service centre and the addition of more than 70 technicians.




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