June 13, 2005 The Bombardier Global 5000 has set a new speed record, flying 3,510 nautical miles (6,500 km) non-stop from Chicago to Paris in just 7 hours, 15 minutes, firmly establishing itself as the world's fastest intercontinental business jet and the fastest transcontinental civil aircraft since the Concorde. The Bombardier Global 5000 business jet, equipped with a production interior, departed Chicago's Palwaukee Airport with a four-person crew, and a payload of 1,600 pounds (727 kg), equivalent to eight passengers. The aircraft cruised at Mach 0.88 or higher throughout the flight, experienced moderate tailwinds, and landed at Le Bourget Airport in Paris with fuel reserves in excess of NBAA IFR requirements. The record-breaking flight was fully sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the Federation Aeronautique internationale (FAI).
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