June 3, 2014

Global Express Overview (1997 – 2006)

Overview including differentiating features from other aircraft in its category

The Global Express was the first of 4 business jet aircraft models built by Bombardier to compete in the new ultra-long range large-cabin market. The Global Express filled the top-end of the Bombardier product line.

The Global Express shares the Canadair Regional Jets fuselage cross section. The Global Express features an advanced all new supercritical wing with a 35 degree sweep and winglets plus a new tail.

As of July 2013, the Global Express market is comprised of 100% pre-owned. The percentage for sale is 16.9% with 76% under an exclusive broker agreement and average days on the market are 350 days.

Brief History

The Bombardier Global Express (BD-700) was first announced in October 1991 at the NBAA Annual Event. The Global Express is one of a new class of ultra long range large-cabin business jets, and competes against the Gulfstream GV, Boeing BBJ, and Airbus A319CJ.

The Global Express was designed to fly long distances at a high speed between any two points on the globe and need only one refueling stop. The Global Express was officially launched on December 20, 1993. Its first flight was on October 13, 1996 with Canadian certification awarded on July 31, 1998 and US certification in November 1998. First customer deliveries were in the first quarter of 1999.

Worldwide Appeal

Of the 148 Global Express aircraft in operation by continent, North America has the largest percentage at 53%, followed by Europe at 24%, and Asia at 11% for a combined total of 88%. Also, only 7% of the 148 Global Express jets in operation today are in fleet ownership with the largest fleet operator (Royal Air Force- U.K.) having 5 aircraft. Interestingly, 22% of the Global Express jets are leased.



The Global Express is powered by two Rolls Royce BR710-A2-20 engines each offering 14,750 pounds of thrust. The Global Express uses 481 gallons per hour (GPH). The range of the Global Express is 5,960 nm operating under NBAA IFR 8 passengers with available fuel.


The cabin volume for the Global Express is 2,140 cubic feet. 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.


The Global Express Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) is 95,000 pounds (43,091 kg) with a maximum range of 5,960 nm.


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

Airfield Performance

Takeoff distance: 6,170 ft (1,880 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: 82.4 Approach: 89.8 Lateral: 88.6


A. Maximum ramp weight: 95,250 lb (43,205 kg)
B. Maximum takeoff weight: 95,000 lb (43,091 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: 50,300 lb (22,816 kg)


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