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The Confederation's Future Airline: A Leap Forward with the Bombardier Global 7500

On August 30, 2023, the Confederation's air transport landscape is set to be enriched by the announced acquisition of a brand new aircraft by the federal government. The imminent arrival of the Bombardier Global 7500, whose purchase has been approved by the Federal Council, represents a significant step forward in terms of both its technological capabilities and its extended range.

Strategic Investment

The government's decision to opt for the Bombardier Global 7500 implies an expenditure of 103 million francs. This amount is not only allocated to the acquisition of the aircraft, but also includes the integration of state-of-the-art equipment such as radio equipment adapted to military needs, a self-defense mechanism, ground devices and the necessary spare parts. With a maximum seating capacity of 20, and the ability to cover more than 14,000 kilometers non-stop, this aircraft ranks among the world's top business jets.

Notable advances in comparison

Current air fleet :

  • Cessna : 7 seats, 3000 km range.
  • Dassault Falcon : 14 seats, 8000 km range.

The replacement of the Cessna by the new Bombardier Global 7500 will enable deployment over longer distances and provide a welcome technical upgrade, particularly for crisis evacuations. In addition, the high maintenance costs and environmental compatibility issues of the current aircraft are also among the motivations for renewing the federal air fleet.

A Versatile Fleet

The Bombardier Global 7500, which will be operational from 2025, will not only be used for disaster relief and humanitarian missions. It will also be used for official travel by state delegations and for diplomatic missions related to Switzerland's "good offices". The Confederation's senior officials, including members of the federal government, will also benefit from this improved means of air transport.

A Necessary Evolution

In short, the Bombardier Global 7500 promises a major transformation in the way the Swiss Confederation manages its air transport, guaranteeing greater efficiency in its operations and enhanced safety for its users. This change comes at just the right time, given the technical limitations of current aircraft, and is part of a process of modernization and adjustment to contemporary technical, environmental and safety requirements. The federal air fleet is thus poised to enter a new era, better adapted to the challenges of the future.

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