The Global Express is a high speed, large cabin, ultra long range corporate jet aircraft developed and manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace and its subsidiaries. The Global 5000 is a slightly shorter version and the Global Express XRS was introduced as an upgraded version of the original aircraft with increased range, speed, and new cabin layout. The Global Express XRS has since been rebranded as the Global Express 6000 and is the successor to the original Global Express. Additionally, Bombardier rebranded the growing family of ultra long range corporate jets as ‘Global’ followed by a series number denoting the range of the jet in nautical miles (e.g Global 5000 and Global 6000).
The Global Express is considered by many to be the pioneer of ultra-long-range private jets. When it was introduced in 1993 it offered the largest cabin and range of any private jet. With the Global Express, Bombardier offered the range, speed, and size of an airliner with the comfort and amenities of an executive suite. The Global Express travels intercontinental ranges without need of refueling (e.g. New York–Tokyo) or between most destinations in the world with only one stop.
At the time of its launch, the Global Express featured a new swept wing design and winglets and the now common T-tail. The cockpit features Honeywell Primus 2000XP avionics suite and was designed to be intuitive and easy to operate; many flight control systems require almost no input from the pilots. In addition to operational ease, the aircraft has two or three backup system for most of its critical systems providing ultimate reliability for pilots and lending peace of mind to its passengers and operators.
The Global Express cabin is designed for maximum comfort and offers a number of amenities for long, transoceanic flights. The cabin can be divided into three separate areas providing increased privacy during work or relaxation. Passengers enjoy all the connectivity and features of an airborne executive office and the exceptionally well insulated cabin ensures that activity in any space is productive. The cabin also features two lavatories standard and the full-width aft lavatory space is often equipped with a shower.
Simply put, the Global Express cabin size, accommodations, range, and speed offers unlimited travel options for destinations anywhere in the world.
Technical specifications are as follows:
The Global Express is equipped with two Rolls-Royce BR710A2-20 turbofans rated at 14,750 lb thrust each.
Performance specifications are as follows:
The Global Express has a maximum cruising speed of 590 mph (950 km/h). The range with eight passengers and a crew of two is 4,598 mi (7,400 km).
Dimension specifications are as follows:
The Global Express overall length is 99 ft 5 in (30.3 m), and height is 24ft 10in (7.57 m). The wing span is 94 ft (28.65 m). The baggage compartment can hold 194 cubic feet.
Weight specifications are as follows:
The Global Express has a maximum takeoff weight of 99,500 lb (44,500 kg) with a maximum payload of 5,700 lb (2,585 kg). With full fuel, the payload is reduced to 1,600 lb (725 kg).
Internal specifications are as follows:
The Global Express cabin living area is 48 ft 4 in (14.73 m) long with a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and a width of 6 ft 11 in. The cabin may accommodate up to nineteen but corporate configurations usually seat eight to twelve passengers. Standard seating is in a double-club configuration with a three-person divan. Facing seats can be reclined and combined to make a full-length bed. The aft baggage area is accessible in flight.
As with many large cabin jets, the Global Express cabin features a full sized galley and two lavatories. The full-width, lavishly appointed aft lavatory space is often equipped with a shower. Amenities include finely crafted worktables and cabin furniture, seats which are fully adjustable, trackable, and berthable, a cabin entertainment system with VHS, DVD, and CD players, individual video screens, and an optional 17 channel SATCOM.
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