The aircraft was accompanied by a NASA F/A-18 chase plane. And it has become the first Transport Category airplane to fly supersonic with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
President and CEO for Bombardier, Éric Martel said,
- The Global 8000 aircraft leverages the outstanding attributes of the Global 7500 aircraft. As we are providing our customers with a flagship aircraft of a new era.
With a cabin altitude equivalent to 2,900 feet. The upcoming aircraft has already begun flight testing on Global 7500 flight-test vehicles. Which had broken the sound barrier during a demonstration flight last May.
As United Airlines had also announced last year that it could be offering supersonic routes in 2029. (after it struck a deal to buy 15 supersonic jets). Boom Supersonic has been attempting to complete testing on its X-B1, a prototype of overture Jet. The aircraft will allow 65 to 88 people to travel and fly over 500 mainly transoceanic routes at Mach-2.2 speeds.