Bombardier Global 5000 - Charter info
The Bombardier Global 5000 is a derivative of the Global Express series. It is assembled along the Global XRS (6000) in Canada. It is part of a very popular and reliable series of aircrafts. At Private Jet Charter we are quite interested in aircraft to say the least, that’s why we would like to share our passion for Global 5000 with you.
Facts about the Bombardier Global 5000
Aircraft Type: Long Range Jet
Range: 5985 miles (9,630 km) 5200 nautical miles
Crew: Captain, First Officer & Cabin Attendants
Cabin dimensions: Length 42 ft 9 in (12.41 m), Width 7 ft 11 in (2.41 m), Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Luggage capacity: 185 cubic feet (5.24m³)
Let’s start with some numbers
The Global 5000 was first released in February 2002. The constructor, Bombardier, has already sold over 500 jets from this series! The Global 5000 is an upgraded version of the older Global Express from 1996. It’s a great long-range aircraft with a buying price of around 40 million dollars.
The length of the jet is 97 feet, its width is 94 feet and its height is 25.5 feet. The cabin (starting from the cockpit) is 45.5 feet long and 8 feet wide. The headroom of the cabin is 6.2 feet, which is fairly high for a private jet.
The maximum fuel capacity of the aircraft is 39,200 pounds. The Global 5000 empty weight is almost 50000 pounds. It can, when needed, take off as heavy as 92,000 pounds. It is equipped with two Rolls-Royce BR710A2-20 engines which are capable of 14750 pounds of thrust. The Global 5000 has an amazing maximum operational altitude of 51,000 feet.
Thanks to its Rolls-Royce engines the Global 5000 can land on runways 2,660 feet long after flying for almost 11 hours. Its maximum range is 5200 nautical miles at a speed of 488 knots. Its maximum speed is 513 knots.
Bombardier has equipped the cockpit of the Global 5000 with their Vision Flight Deck that they consider is a breakthrough in business aviation. It is designed to provide the pilots with better control and comfort. It is also designed to allow for future upgrades. The goal of the Vision Flight Deck is to reduce the possibility of human error and to provide useful information to allow pilots to fly in bad weather conditions as if they were in normal conditions. It’s a very useful feature from an economic standpoint as it allows reducing the amount of flights that need to be rerouted.
One unusual feature of the cockpit is that it had improvements in style as well as ergonomics. The systems are also closer to those found in commercial aircrafts than other business aircrafts. Redundancies in the systems make it very safe to fly. The aircraft has also been equipped with 2 separate lavatories, one at the back one at the front, which is also uncommon for a private jet.
Travelling in a Bombardier Global 5000
The Global 5000 cabin can personalise to accommodate your tastes. You can, as a maximum, seat 17 passengers however, that involves using the stateroom, which is part of the cabin, as a seating area. The design of the cabin and its equipment will allow business passengers to keep working while flying in conditions similar to those they would have on the ground (high-speed internet) coupled with the quiet conditions of flying in a very silent aircraft. For passengers flying for pleasure, entertainment includes news, weather and sport packages, available on demand. The seats are comfortable and functional, allowing you easy access to work surfaces while the stateroom allows you to stay isolated and even control that part of the aircraft’s temperature independently. You can learn even more about the Global 5000 and Bombardier on their official website.
Video tour of the Bombardier Global 5000.