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Bombardier Global Express

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The Bombardier Global Express is a clean sheet design and Bombardier’s entrance into the ultra long-range class of aircraft.  Introduced in 1999, its fleet grew to nearly 150 aircraft over the next 6 years before being replaced with the Global Express XRS.  The Global Express’ ability to fly over 6,000nm required designs to enable crews to perform over such long distances.  Specifically, a forward crew rest area is common to permit the use of an “augmented” crew, or a third pilot, to ensure all pilots are properly managing fatigue.  Current corporate operators of the Global Express include Federal Express and Dole Foods.

Global Express Buying Guide

The Global Express is only available pre-owned on the open market.  A number of options are available to include safety enhancements like heads-up display (HUD) and enhanced visions system (EVS).   Cabin options are also plentiful to include cabin layout, internet access, and cabin entertainment systems.  For aircraft nearing 10 years of age, careful consideration should be given to the “8C” inspection due which can be costly and timely.   For those with pending inspections or overhauls, an optional maintenance service plan (Bombardier Smart Parts) will mitigate some cost.  Engine maintenance plans for the engines (Rolls Royce Corporate Care) are also available.

Common competitors: Gulfstream GV

Global Express Fleet & Budget

Fleet Statistics:   Budget:  
Years of Manufacture: 1996 – 2004 Price, New ($):1  N/A
Fleet Size: 145 Price, Average Used ($):2 $12,000,000 
North American Fleet: 83 Variable Cost ($/hr):3 $4,200
    Fixed Cost ($/year):4  $1,017,000

Global Express Performance & Trip Analysis

Performance:   1000nm Trip Analysis:5
Range, Seats Empty (nm):6 6,125 Flight Altitude (ft): 49,000 
Range, Seats Full (nm):6 5,940 Time En route (hh+mm): 02+32
Max Cruise Speed (kts): 505 Fuel Burn (gal): 535 
Average Block Speed (kts): 429 Fuel Cost @ $5.00/gal: $2,675
Average Fuel Burn (gal/hr): 535
Rate of Climb (ft/min): 3,450
Max Operating Altitude (ft): 51,000
Balanced Field Length (ft): 6,170

Global Express Dimensions

Internal Dimensions: External Dimensions:
Cabin Length (ft): 48.35 Length (ft): 99.4
Cabin Height (ft): 6.25 Height (ft): 24.8
Cabin Width (ft): 8.17 Wingspan (ft): 94
Cabin Volume (cuft): 2,000

Global 6000 Weights & Comfort

Weights:   Comfort:  
Max Takeoff Weight (lbs): 95,000 Seats, Typical: 13
Basic Operating Weight (lbs): 50,300 Int. Baggage Capacity (cuft): 190
Max Payload (lbs): 5,770 Ext. Baggage Capacity (cuft): 0
Usable Fuel (lbs): 43,158    
Payload with Full Fuel (lbs): 1,792    

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1. As published in the BCA 2013 Purchase Planning Handbook.
2. Compiled from VanAllen research and AMSTAT. Updated October 2016.
3. Estimated based on $5.00/gallon fuel cost, average fuel burns, hourly engine and maintenance reserves.  Crew trip and catering costs excluded.
4. Estimate including insurance, hangar, 2 pilots.
5. Source: B&CA Annual Purchase Planning Handbook, zero winds, ISA, 4 passengers, unrestricted climb.
6. As published by manufacturer using NBAA IFR reserves. Actual range may vary given your operational profile and routing. Additional analyses highly recommended.

All data for reference only and should be verified prior to making any purchasing decision.

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