June 9, 2014

Global XRS Overview (2004 – 2012)

Overview including differentiating features from other aircraft in its category

The Global XRS was the third of 4 business jet aircraft models built by Bombardier to compete in the new ultra-long range large-cabin market. The Global XRS filled the top-end of the Bombardier product line. The ultra-long range market is defined as a new group of large cabin business jets that can fly 5,000 nm or greater. Of the 4 business jets that Bombardier has built, the Global XRS has the longest range at 6,305 nm.

As of July 2013, the Global XRS market is comprised of 100% pre-owned. The percentage for sale is 11.3% with 89% under an exclusive broker agreement and average days on the market is 327 days.

Brief History

The Global Express XRS (BD 700-1A10) is an improved version of the original Global Express aircraft, offering higher cruise speed, increased range, and improved cabin layout and lighting. It is reported that the letters have no significance, but were chosen simply to improve the brand image. The range increase is achieved by addition of a 1,486 lb. (674 kg.) fuel tank at the wing root.

Worldwide Appeal

Of the 160 Global XRS aircraft in operation by continent, North America has the largest percentage at 40%, followed by Europe at 35%, and Asia at 14% for a combined total of 89%. Also, only 12% of the 160 Global XRS jets in operation today are in fleet ownership with the largest fleet operator (Airfix Aviation) having 4 aircraft. Interestingly, 8% of the Global XRS jets are leased.


Highlights

Global XRS Interior JSPerformance

The Global XRS is powered by two Rolls Royce BR710-A2-20 engines each offering 14,750 pounds of thrust. The Global XRS uses 478 gallons per hour (GPH). The range of the Global Express is 6,305 nm operating under NBAA IFR 8 passengers with available fuel.

Interior

The cabin volume for the Global XRS 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.

Design

The Global XRS Maximum Take-off Weight (MTOW) is 99,750 pounds (44,052 kg) with a maximum range of 6,305 nm.

Speed

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: 83.5 Approach: 89.7 Lateral: 88.7

Weights

A. Maximum ramp weight: 99,750 lb (45,246 kg)
B. Maximum takeoff weight: 99,500 lb (44,452 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: 51,200 lb (23,224 kg)

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