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>> Bombardier trying to take elite travel to new heights with the delivery of its first Global 7500 corporate jet on Thursday. In a challenge to rival Gulfstream at the top of the luxury jet market. Reuters correspondent Allison Lampert got a first hand look at the $73 million aircraft.
>> The Montreal plane maker is looking at features like full-size beds, on suite showers. And its new chez lounge to help win turf from US rival Gulfstream. Bombardier's new Global 7500 jet is the first plane to challenge Gulfstream's flagship 650 family. Which has dominated the market for high-end planes since 2012.
>> The Global 7500 includes a touch dial that gives the owner control of cabin lighting, window shades, and connected media. But Bombardier says it's the bed with individually selected softness that will win over customers.>> It's really delivering a bunch of different functionalities for an aircraft that could be flying up to 12 or 14 hours.
>> Bombardier's timing is critical, the Canadian jet maker is in the middle of deep restructuring. And is counting on sales of this aircraft, along with its 6500 and 5500 models, to boost its revenues.