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- 1 The milestone marks the 100th Global 7500 that Bombardier has delivered and makes VistaJet the owner of 10% of the world’s 7500s.
- 2 Bombardier has recently consolidated its products to focus solely on business aircraft, with its Global 7500 being considered the best of the best.
- 3 The $75 million plane is the largest and longest-ranged purpose-built private jet on the market, boasting an incredible 7,700 nautical mile range and capacity of up to 19 passengers.
- 4 The jet has become a staple of luxury travel that can connect nearly any city pair on Earth, like from New York to Hong Kong or from London to Tokyo.
- 5 At a ceremony in Montreal on Tuesday, Bombardier CEO Éric Martel officially handed the keys to VistaJet founder and chairman Thomas Flohr.
- 6 “This industry has achieved a great deal, partially through COVID, and the world has actually discovered how efficient it is to use a business jet,” Flohr said at the event.
- 7 The first room passengers will see when they board is the club suite, which has four seats and a pull-out table in between each pair, allowing for plenty of space to work or discuss business.
- 8 The seats are zero-gravity loungers called Nuage that are exclusive to the Global 7500. They feature a unique tilt that allows the chair to have a deep recline and floating base.
- 9 “It feels like you’re floating,” Flohr told Insider. “They are a new development, and they are just more comfortable and a more modern look for passengers.”
- 10 The seats have plenty of storage space for phones, as well as USB and power outlets to charge electronics.
- 11 Directly behind the club suite is the conference suite, which also doubles as a dining room.
- 12 According to Flohr, the space is relatively new in the industry because it has six dining seats instead of the standard four.
- 13 In partnership with Bombardier, VistaJet developed a unique table that can fold out into a larger surface space but can also connect to the table across the aisle via a leaf in the middle.
- 14 Beyond the dining area, there is a cinema room with a large television and seating area.
- 15 Flohr explained that this can be used to relax, watch movies, view a presentation, or have a private business conversation. The room is divided from the conference and club suites via a soundproof pocket door.
- 16 Towards the back of the aircraft is a bedroom with a double bed, TV, and closet…
- 17 …and a separate lounger. The lounger also has a pull-out table.
- 18 The bedroom is one-of-a-kind in the industry, according to Flohr, and is important for long-haul travel.
- 19 “You cannot fly 15 hours in a seat or you’ll arrive wrecked, so we have installed a proper bed, not a pull-out, with a permanent mattress so passengers can actually sleep,” he told Insider.
- 20 After the bedroom is a full lavatory with a toilet and sink. It was spacious with plenty of room to change or freshen up. A shower can also be installed, though VistaJet did not have one onboard.
- 21 During the tour, Flohr emphasized the large size of the windows throughout the cabin, which he said makes passengers feel like they are “floating.”
- 22 Moreover, the seats always align with the windows, which have blinds that can be closed to create a dark cabin.
- 23 In addition to the four rooms, there is also a full galley and crew rest area at the front of the plane.
- 24 The rest area has space for three crew members to sit, or one to lay down and rest in between shifts, particularly on flights reaching 16 hours.
- 25 The galley has plenty of room for the crew members to prepare meals, drinks, or anything else a passenger may need, complete with two refrigerators and two ovens…
- 26 …and plenty of storage space for glassware.
- 27 Also in the crew rest area is a second lavatory, which is smaller than the aft bathroom but still spacious.
- 28 As far as the colors and textures used in the cabin, Flohr told Insider that it started with the color of espresso.
The milestone marks the 100th Global 7500 that Bombardier has delivered and makes VistaJet the owner of 10% of the world’s 7500s.
Bombardier has recently consolidated its products to focus solely on business aircraft, with its Global 7500 being considered the best of the best.
The $75 million plane is the largest and longest-ranged purpose-built private jet on the market, boasting an incredible 7,700 nautical mile range and capacity of up to 19 passengers.
The jet has become a staple of luxury travel that can connect nearly any city pair on Earth, like from New York to Hong Kong or from London to Tokyo.