Bombardier Global 7500 interior
ZenithJet oversaw completion of the first in-service Bombardier Global 7500. (Photo: ZenithJet)

ZenithJet Takes Bow for First Global 7500 Completion

With delivery paperwork concluded, Bombardier Global and Challenger specialist ZenithJet announced that it oversaw completion of the first in-service Global 7500—C-FXAI—which Bombardier claims as the world’s longest-range and largest purpose-built business jet. “We can now appreciate we had the privilege of experiencing this innovative aircraft before virtually anyone outside Bombardier,” said ZenithJet president George Tsopeis.

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The 13-passenger, four-zone cabin includes a forward four-place club suite; a six-seat conference suite; an entertainment suite with berthable divan; an aft private suite featuring a permanent bed; and a crew rest area. The twinjet is owned by aircraft brokerage Jetcraft and Stonebriar Commercial Finance, and Bombardier recently leased it for a display at Signature Flight Support’s FBO at Atlanta’s DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) in conjunction with the Super Bowl.

Montreal-based ZenithJet has more than 100 Bombardier Global projects under its belt that include maintenance, refurbishments, acquisitions, and operating the aircraft, but Tsopeis called the 7500 project “our validation” as a completions oversight provider for the Global line. Bombardier plans to deliver 15 to 20 Global 7500s this year. Tsopeis and ZenithJet founder Nick Houseman both formerly held senior executive positions at Bombardier Business Aircraft.

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