A conversation with Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, Global Sales and Flight Operations, Textron Aviation.
Bombardier once again strengthened its position as an industry leader earlier this fall, announcing the 150th delivery of an ultra-long-range Bombardier Global 7500 jet, a program that has redefined the ultra-long-range sector. The smooth ride, sophisticated design, proven performance, and advanced technology have garnered industry recognition internationally. The exceptional capabilities have ensured an impressive fleet dispatch reliability of over 99.8% and more than 100,000 flight hours.
In September 2021, Bombardier announced the introduction of the latest variant of its very popular super-midsize Challenger 300 series. The new improved variant marketed under the Challenger 3500 designation has replaced the 2014 Challenger 350 variant and features a new state-of-the-art redesigned cabin inspired from the Global 7500, Bombardier’s Ultra-Long Range flagship jet.
Following the G700’s first flight on February 14, 2020, Gulfstream has been engaged in an extensive flight testing and certification program for its newest Ultra-Long range flagship.
When entering service, the G700™ will feature the most spacious, innovative, and flexible cabin in the purpose-built business jet category.