Last month VistaJet announced its first Bombardier Global Express is available for customers to charter beginning in January. It also said it may have six in the fleet by the end of 2020 and could add six more by 2021.
The timing gives it at least a year’s headstart over rival NetJets, the largest operator of private jets in the world.
Now VistaJet is releasing more details on cabin configuration, both daytime and for sleeping,
It is also showcasing the 7,700 nautical miles range of the Global 7500 from various cities around-the-world. Recently, one of the types completed the 8,225 nautical mile flight from Sydney to Detroit. It was a record for purpose-built business jets.
VistaJet sets the range for its Global 7500s at 7,700 nautical miles, 8,861 statute miles, or 15,260 kilometers.
The maximum speed for the ultra-long-range private jet is pegged at 0.925 Mach or a swift 710 miles per hour.
It has a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet.
Now VistaJet has published several maps showcasing the city pairs the Global 7500 can fly nonstop.
It bases the range assuming ISA+15ºC takeoff temperature, 8 passengers, 4 crew (225 lb. each), Mach 0.85 cruise speed, 3% airways allowance, ISA conditions en route, 85% Boeing annual winds, NBAA IFR (200 NM) fuel reserve, standard configuration BOW.
Los Angeles nonstop cities include Sydney, Hong Kong, Beijing, Sao Paulo, deep South America, London, Moscow, Cairo, and Lagos.
Hong Kong to New York nonstop is also possible, as well as all of South America. It can also connect the Big Apple with Cape Town, Nairobi, Dubai, Delhi, Moscow, and of course all of Europe.
The London Global 7500 range includes all of North America and South America, including Santiago and Buenos Aires.
It also puts all of Africa and Russia in range and virtually all of Asia. That includes Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Tokyo, while Bali is on the edge of the range map.
If you travel to or from the Middle East, you will find nonstop range between Dubai and Sydney, all of Asia, Europe, and Africa, plus Seattle, San Francisco, New York, and Sao Paulo.
The range of the Global 7500 works to your advantage from Singapore as well, putting the U.S. Pacific Northwest, including Portland, Oregon, in nonstop range. Going west all of Europe from Dublin, Oslo or Lisbon is on the range map. So is all but the most western parts of Africa, although Lagos is a possibility.
As you probably know, there are many possibilities to configure the cabin of the Global 7500.
VistaJet has chosen a version with four distinct living areas.
During the day, it can seat up to 14 passengers.
For night flights, it can sleep 8 passengers, including two double beds.
Day or night you will have Collins Aerospace’s LuxStream connectivity. It gives you 25 megabits per second across the US and 15 megabits per second globally.
The Global 7500 cabin is 54 ft., 5 in. long and 8 ft. wide. There is also 195 cubic feet of baggage capacity.
VistaJet’s version of a jet card is called the Program. Typically, it means a three-year commitment with at least 50 hours per year.
In addition to hourly subscriptions, it will offer managed leasing.
Of course, with nonstop flights of up to 14 hours, many Global 7500 users will want to buy more than 50 hours per year.
VistaJet founder and chairman Thomas Flohr previously said he believes the new private jets will attract customers from the Boeing Business Jet and Airbus Corporate Jets.
He points to access to smaller airports and speed, in other words, time savings, as being a standout feature for the Global 7500s.