December 22, 2013

Global 5000 Overview (2004 to Present)

Overview including differentiating features from other aircraft in its category

The Global 5000 is one of 4 business jet aircraft models built by Bombardier to compete in the ultra-long range large-cabin business jet market. The ultra-long range market is defined as a new group of large cabin business jets that can fly 5,000 nm or greater. Today the ultra-long-range large cabin business jet market has exceeded 1,100 aircraft in operation.

As of July 2013, the Global 5000 market is comprised of 59% new vs. 41% pre-owned. The percentage for sale is 12.2% with 88% under an exclusive broker agreement and the average days on the market are 267 days.

Brief History

The ultra-long-range large cabin business jet market began in 1995 with the Gulfstream GV followed two years later by the Global Express. The Global 5000 traces its roots to the Global Express which was the second ultra long-range large-cabin business jet produced and started delivering to customers in 1997.

The Global 5000 made its maiden flight in March 2003 with FAA and JAA type certification awarded in October 2004. Three new aircraft will follow the Global 5000. They are the Global 6000, Global 7000 and Global 8000 ultra-long-range business jets. There are currently 139 Global 5000 aircraft in operation around the world.

Worldwide Appeal

Of the 139 Global 5000 aircraft in operation by continent, North America has the largest percentage at 42%, followed by Europe at 31%, and Asia at 23% for a combined total of 96%. Also, only 10% of the 139 Global 5000 in operation today are in fleet ownership with the largest fleet operator (Air Force- Germany) having 4 aircraft. Interestingly, 7% of the Global 5000 are leased.


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The Global 5000 is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710-A2-20 engines, each offering 14,750 pounds of thrust. The Global 5000 uses 558 gallons per hour (GPH). The range of the Global 5000 is 5,520 nm operating under NBAA IFR 4 passengers with available fuel.


The Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft has the largest cabin volume (2,022 cubic feet) in its category of the ultra-long-range large cabin business jet market compared to the Dassault F7X (1,552) and the Gulfstream G500 (1,669). Typical configuration features 18 passenger seats with 3 crew including fully berth able seats and an aft lounge/bedroom. The aircraft has a full galley and two lavatories. Passengers appreciate Internet connectivity and other electronic amenities.


The Global Express is a slightly shorter version by 32 inches with a reduction in the Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) by 5,500 pounds (2,500 kg). Also there is a reduction in the maximum range by 1,200 nm compared to the Global Express.


Maximum Cruise Speed: 513 kts 950 km/h (Mach 0.89)
Long-range Speed: 471 kts 872 km/h

Airfield Performance

Takeoff distance: 5,430 ft (1,655 m) (SL, ISA, MTOW)
Landing distance: 2,670 ft (814 m) (SL, ISA, MLW)

Operating Altitude

Maximum operating altitude: 51,000 ft (15,545 m)

Noise Level (EPNdB)

Takeoff: 81.3 Approach: 89.7 Lateral: 88.9


A. Maximum ramp weight: 92,750 lb (42,071 kg)
B. Maximum takeoff weight: 92,500 lb (41,957 kg)
C. Maximum landing weight: 78,600 lb (35,652 kg)
D. Maximum zero fuel weight: 56,000 lb (25,401 kg)
E. Standard basic operating weight: 50,840 lb (23,061 kg)


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