Bombardier, a Canadian aircraft manufacturer, said, supersonic jet The Global 8000 passenger jet is in development, and it will be “the fastest built and longest-running passenger jet in the world”.
With a capacity of up to 19 passengers, a range of 8,000 nautical miles (14,800 km) and a top speed of Mach 0.94 (322 m/s), the aircraft is expected to enter service in 2025, according to a statement from Bombardier.
The news came after the Global 7500 aircraft had reached supersonic speed maximum during a test flight in May 2021, reaching speeds of more than Mach 1,015 (348 m/s).
Interior of the Global 8000 aircraft. (Photo: Bombardier)
Bombardier said that this aircraft, along with NASA’s F/A-18, became the first aircraft to achieve supersonic flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), according to Bombardier.
“Global 8000 leverages the outstanding features of the Global 7500 aircraft, providing customers with first-class (quality) flight in a new era,” said Éric Martel, President and CEO of Bombardier. know in a statement on May 23.
The Global 8000 test flight has begun based on the Global 7500 test vehicle. Bombardier said the upcoming test flight will also reach a cockpit altitude equivalent to 2,900 feet.
The Global 8000 is described as “the world’s fastest and longest-built passenger jet”. (Photo: Bombardier)
The Global 8000 is one of a series of aircraft developed in an effort to increase the speed of passenger aircraft more than two decades after the “retirement” of Concorde aircraft.
In 2021, United Airlines announced that it could provide supersonic routes as early as 2029 after reaching an agreement to buy 15 supersonic jets.
Meanwhile, Colorado-based Boom Supersonic (USA) has completed ground testing of the X-B1, prototype for its Overture jet, designed to have a magnetic capacity. 65 to 88 people, a speed of 2,716 km/h aimed at flying over 500 routes mainly across the ocean.
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