March 22, 2023
Bombardier Global 6000 Overview (2012-present)
The Global 6000 is one of seven business jet aircraft models built by Bombardier to compete in the ultra-long range large-cabin market. Retaining the flexible wing structure of the original Global Express, the aircraft hosts one of the most comfortable rides in rough air of any purpose-built business aircraft. Compared to its predecessor, the Global XRS, it has improved acoustical insulation with cabin noise levels among the lowest in the business aircraft industry. Cabin pressurization is another strong point.
As of July 2022, 40% of the Global 6000 aircraft were purchased preowned, the other 60% new. 3.6% are for sale with the majority of those (75%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale the average time on the market is 180 days.
The Global 6000 was first announced in May 2011 and started delivering to customers in 2012. It traces its roots to the Global Express XRS, which was the third ultra long-range large-cabin business jet, produced. A total of 338 Global 6000 aircraft have been manufactured with 329 in operation, and the remainder in production or at the manufacturer.
There are 329 Global 6000 business jets in operation worldwide. The majority of those (293) are wholly owned with five in shared ownership and 31 in fractional ownership. 7% are currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of wholly owned Global 6000 aircraft (41%), followed by Europe (33%) and Asia (20%). Vista Jet Ltd. Of Malta owns the largest fleet of Global 6000 aircraft with 28.