L.A. to NYC in Four Hours? Bombardier Says Global 7500 Jet Sets Record
(Bloomberg) -- Bombardier Inc.’s Global 7500 private jet set a record for traveling between Los Angeles and New York City, shaving about 90 minutes off the time it takes an airliner to make the coast-to-coast trip.
The Global 7500, the world’s largest business jet, flew between Van Nuys Airport and Teterboro Airport just outside of New York City in 3 hours and 54 minutes, Bombardier said in a statement. The record comes after the Global 7500 flew 8,152 nautical miles on another recent trip, marking the longest flight for a private plane, the Canadian planemaker said.
The aircraft, which has a list price of about $73 million and began deliveries in December, has taken the crown from General Dynamics Corp.’s Gulfstream G650 as the most coveted luxury jet, boasting a four-zone cabin with a dining area and bedroom. The G650 created a new class of ultra-long-range business aircraft that had been uncontested since deliveries began in December 2012.
A typical commercial flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Newark International Airport takes about 5 hours and a-half hours. A bedroom isn’t included.
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