Bombardier has just unveiled the fastest business jet in the world

During testing, the Bombardier Global 8000 broke the sound barrier to reach Mach 1.015, making it the world's fastest business jet.

by | Published on 10th Jul 2023

It’s not just supercar manufacturers competing to be the fastest.

The need for speed is alive in the private jet market, too.

And the $78 million Bombardier Global 8000 has just been crowned the new king of business jets.

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Set to be delivered in 2025, the Bombardier Global 8000 will be the world’s fastest business jet.

According to Bombardier, it’s the fastest in civil aviation since the Concorde.

Naturally, when the test aircraft took to the skies last summer, it was accompanied by a NASA F/A-18 chase plane.

Probably the only thing that could keep up with it to be fair.

During testing, the Global 8000 broke the sound barrier to reach Mach 1.015 (772 mph / 1,242 km/h), and became the first plane to go supersonic using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

When it comes to commercial use, its top speed is Mach 0.94 (715 mph / 1,150 km/h), with typical cruise speeds of around Mach 0.85 (647 mph / 1,041 km/h).

The aircraft is based on Bombardier’s existing Global 7500, which recently celebrated its 100th aircraft delivery.

The new 800 has modified GE Passport engines to extend speed and range.

Where the 7500 has a range of 7,700 nautical miles, Bombardier claims its new flagship jet has an industry-leading range of 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 km).

Inside, up to 19 passengers can be seated in four seating zones, one of which can be configured as a private stateroom with a lie-flat double bed.

Up front, there’s a sizable galley along with a lavatory for staff, while a separate enclosed lavatory at the rear of the cabin leads to the baggage compartment.

It’s also got Pur air circulation and advanced HEPA air filtration system, circadian rhythm lighting, and special Nuage ergonomic seating.

Another bragging right – the Global 8000 supposedly has the lowest cabin altitude in its class of 2,900 feet flying at 41,000 ft.

If you’re feeling put out because you’ve got a Global 7500, fear not.

Bombardier says current Global 7500 owners will be able to “retrofit” their aircraft to reach the same speed and range as the Global 8000.

The 7500 will be phased out when the 8000, which has a base price of $78 million, enters service in 2025.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.