Bombardier Global 7500 Business Jet
Bombardier Business Aircraft
Developed over the past decade and involving the work of over 2000 engineers from Bombardier, its suppliers, academic partners and technical consultants, Bombardier’s new Global 7500 aircraft is the world’s largest and longest-range business jet. Developed and built at Bombardier's Toronto location, this achievement has had a significant impact on the Ontario aerospace sector and was led by the innovative expertise of Ontario engineers. The project’s engineering involved millions of person hours of engineering work, using technologies developed through years of advanced research with Bombardier research partners including the University of Toronto (U of T) Institute for Aerospace studies and Ryerson University.
The Global 7500 program launch in 2010 and achieved certification and Entry into Service in 2018, a monumental achievement in today's aerospace industry. The Global 7500 is a game-changer for business jet design and boasts several industry-leading innovations, including:
- Precision engineered wings that deliver unprecedented stability for an exceptionally smooth ride. (leveraging years of aerodynamics research with U of T and other institutions);
- A nautical mile range of 7,700 miles with a steep approach capability for challenging inter-city airports such as London City UK Airport on the Thames;
- The only business jet with four distinct living spaces and a dedicated crew rest area;
- Patented kinematic design and optimization for comfort and revolutionary deep recline of the Nuage seat (leveraging 18 months of kinematic/structures optimization research with Queen’s University); and
- A flight deck with next generation fly-by-wire technology that blends advanced avionics with exceptional ergonomics.
This program represents a significant employment opportunity for future generations of engineers, technicians and technologists. To meet projected growth and replacement demand, it is estimated that the Canadian industry will need 55,000 new workers by 2025. The establishment of an Ontario-based Global Centre of Excellence for the production of a world-leading aircraft, such as the Global 7500, will ensure that Ontario engineers have a significant advantage in helping to fulfill the roles required to support this growing sector.