Bombardier Chooses Triumph To Design Global 7000 And 8000 Aircraft Wings

 

 
 
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Bombardier Chooses Triumph To Design Global 7000 And 8000 Aircraft Wings

By Bill Goldston
 

May 18, 2011 - Triumph Group announced that its subsidiary, Triumph Aerostructures Vought Aircraft Division, has been selected by Bombardier to design and build the wing for the new Global 7000 and Global 8000 large, ultra long-range business jets. The company will provide the all new high speed transonic wing designed to significantly optimize aerodynamic efficiency from its Dallas, Texas facility. 

Richard C. Ill, Triumph's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are extremely pleased to be selected by Bombardier to build the wings for these groundbreaking aircraft.

"We believe Triumph's experience in designing and manufacturing integrated aircraft structures and our ability to provide cost effective solutions enabled us to win this program. We view this award as a significant milestone in our excellent relationship with Bombardier and look forward to supporting this program."

Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division designs, tests and manufactures aerostructures for commercial, military and business jet aircraft. Products include fuselages, wings, empennages, nacelles and helicopter cabins.  

Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.  

The Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 are ultra-long-range corporate and VIP high speed jet aircraft produced by Bombardier Aerospace. Entry into service for the Global 7000 is expected in 2016, and the Global 8000 in 2017. 

The Global 7000 will feature a spacious four-zone cabin, and will set the benchmark for a new category of large business jet. With a volume of 2,637 cu.ft. (74.67 cu.m.), passengers will enjoy 20 per cent more living space than the cabin of the current model. The aircraft will have a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90 and a range of 7,300 nmi (13,520 km) at Mach 0.85. 

 

It will be powered by the next-generation General Electric TechX 16,500 lb thrust engines to deliver significant efficiency and emissions advantages, including reduced NOx emissions and an eight per cent overall fuel efficiency when compared to the industry leading Global Express XRS aircraft. It will be able to fly from London to Singapore, New York to Dubai or Beijing to Washington non-stop with 10 passengers. Entry into service is scheduled for 2016. 

The Global 8000, able to fly farther than any other business jet, will feature a three-zone 2,236 cu.ft. (63.32 cu.m.) cabin and a range of 7,900 nmi (14,631 km) at Mach 0.85. It will be powered by the next-generation GE TechX 16,500 lb thrust engines to deliver significant efficiency and emissions advantages, including reduced NOx emissions and an eight per cent overall fuel efficiency when compared to the industry leading Global Express XRS aircraft.
 
   
It will connect Sydney to Los Angeles, Hong Kong to New York and Mumbai to New York non-stop with eight passengers. The Global 8000 jet will reach a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90. Entry into service is scheduled for 2017.

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