Air International 2015-06
C.Kjelgaard - A New Global Strategy /Commercial/
Mounted on GE Aviation's flying test-bed, Boeing 747-121 N747GE (c/n 19651), the Passport received 100 hours of flight-testing in 20 flights.
GE Aviation designed the Passport turbofan for Bombardier’s Global 7500 business jet. Here it can be seen undergoing an icing test
By mid-April 2015 the Passport had accumulated about 1,400 hours and 1,700 cycles of ground testing.
A fan blade-out test and a block endurance test, involving 150 hours of constant running at triple-red-line thrust, temperature and pressure measurements, are two upcoming certification tests for the Passport.
The Global 7000 and 8000 will have fly-by-wire controls and side-stick controllers.
A stateroom with a large bed, a chair and table forms the fourth and aft-most living space on the Global 7000 (the third in the Global 8000).
There will be a low equivalent altitude in the Global 7000 and 8000 cabins to help minimise passenger fatigue.
The Global 8000's cabin length is 45ft 7in and the Global 7000's is 54ft 7in.
The galley in the Global 7000 and 8000 is 20% larger than that in the Global 5000 and 6000.
A superb digitally-enhanced depiction of The Global showing the streamline profile.