The Canadian company Bombardier, headquartered in Montreal, entered aviation in 1986 with the acquisition of Challenger manufacturer Canadair. In 1990, Bombardier bought luxury private jet supplier Learjet and quickly became one of the world's leading business jet manufacturers.
At launch, the Global 6000 had the widest cabin in its class, offering more volume and floor space than direct competitors. The spacious 14 business jet seats and comfortably sleeps up to eight passengers. With a range of 11,112 kilometers, travelers in the Global 6000 fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Geneva or from Hong Kong to Paris.
Thanks to its two Rolls-Royce BR710 engines, the Global 6000 is predestined for customers looking for an aircraft for non-stop intercontinental flights. The aircraft's wings are designed to provide an exceptionally quiet flight with maximum comfort. Due to the low cabin pressure, a trip in the Global 6000 is also less tiring and passengers arrive at their destination more refreshed.
The cockpit features the advanced Vision Flight Deck, hailed as a breakthrough in business aviation when it was launched in 2012 and promising an entirely new cockpit experience. Combining technological advances with design aesthetics, it offers pilots an increased level of control and comfort. The Flight Deck integrates Rockwell Collins' leading Pro Line Fusion avionics suite. The avionics upgrade also marked the jet's renaming from Global Express XRS to Global 6000.
In addition to its use as a business jet, there are also special variants for alternative applications: For example, the reliable aircraft is also used for military purposes (including by the German armed forces), as a medical aircraft and for other demanding special missions.
Advantages of a Bombardier Global Express 6000 as a rental aircraft:
Three separate cabin areas: The Bombardier Global 6000's separate cabin areas can be a real advantage for busy business travelers. One area each for working, sleeping and relaxing make for a long-haul flight that is as comfortable as it is efficient. As a result, passengers often describe a trip in the luxury jet as organized, productive and relaxed at the same time.
Extra-wide cabin: The generous cabin cross-section means plenty of room to move around and stretch out. This is particularly appreciated by travelers on long flights. The extra width makes for a generous feeling of space, which makes the journey noticeably more pleasant. The tidy cabin is rounded off by an in-flight accessible baggage compartment comparable in size to the Global 7500.
Attention to detail: Bombardier's cabin designers have created a comfortable and inviting interior with exceptional attention to detail. The wide seats, higher armrests and elegantly shaped backrests make the jet the perfect choice for luxury travel.
Excellent range: The Bombardier Global 6000 is one of the most capable aircraft in the world and offers excellent range. It enables non-stop flights between Aspen and London City Airport, which are considered difficult airports. Justifiably, the large business jet is considered the perfect combination of speed, range and flight performance.
Steep approach capability: The powerful private jet can also fly to many smaller airports because it is certified for steep approaches. This means that it can land safely even on shorter runways than other business jets of its size. This feature makes it the preferred option especially when traveling to more remote locations.
Disadvantages of a Bombardier Global Express 6000 as a rental aircraft:
More fuel-efficient alternatives: The Global is less fuel efficient than comparable Large Business Jets such as Dassault's Falcon 8X. This can lead to rising operating costs per flight hour and increase overall charter costs. High energy prices and increasing environmental regulations exacerbate this disadvantage.
It goes further: even more impressive in terms of range is Gulfstream's newer G650ER, for example it flies up to 3,000 kilometers further without a stopover. Coupled with its higher cruising speed, it gets passengers to more remote destinations faster.
Due to the exceptional features of this business jet, it has quickly become a popular aircraft for companies and private individuals. For a long time, the Global 6000 was the best private long-range aircraft on the market due to its impressive range and spacious cabin. In recent years, however, it has lost most of its former unique selling points: In terms of range in particular, there are now superior options.
Nevertheless, the Global 6000 is still an excellent charter aircraft: its large cabin makes it a comfortable and productive aircraft for long-haul flights. Its elegant, functional design continues to impress passengers and underscores the professionalism of the Canadian aircraft manufacturer. In 2022, the Global 6000 will therefore continue to be a popular choice for all those who need to cover long distances in a large, comfortable business jet and like to rely on the tried and tested.
If the jet is not available or if something new is to be tried out, alternatives are available: The Gulfstreams G600 and G650 and the Dassault Falcon 8X are currently the most important competitors in the ultra-long-range aircraft market.
Aircraft data / Technical data
|Aircraft category||Long Range Jet|
|Manufacturer||Bombardier Aviation (formerly Bombardier Aerospace)|
|Number of units produced||> 300|
|Production period||2012 - 2019|
|Engine||2 x Rolls-Royce BR710A2-20|
|Price||$62.31 million (base new price at launch 2019)|
|Toilet||2 (1 x front, 1 x back)|
|Take-off route||1.974 m|
|Landing distance||682 m|
|Maximum speed||933 km/h|
|Maximum flight altitude||15.545 m|
|Maximum payload with full tank||1.120 kg|
|Capacity of the most common rental variant||14|
|Cabin volume||60,6 m³|
|Cabin (length x width x height)||13,18 m x 2,41 m x 1,88 m|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much does a Bombardier Global 6000 cost?
The Bombardier Global 6000 costs between $21 million used for a 2012 model and $64 million for a 2019 model. The actual selling price for an individual used aircraft is influenced by a variety of factors in addition to age. New models are no longer available, as production switched to the successor Global 6500 in 2019.
How far can a Bombardier Global Express 6000 fly?
The Global 6000, which is part of Bombardier's Global Express family, has a maximum range of 11,112 kilometers. For example, it can fly up to 17 passengers from Frankfurt to Mexico City or from Munich to Los Angeles without a stopover. It is powered by two powerful Rolls-Royce Turbofan engines.
How does the Bombardier Global 6000 differ from the Gulfstream G650?
Both the Gulfstream G650 and the Bombardier Global 6000 are among the high-end private jets. Both are known for their high passenger capacity and long range. However, a shorter runway is sufficient for the Gulfstream G650 and it has a longer range: this is why it can also be used to fly to more distant and smaller airfields. In terms of payload, however, the Bombardier has the edge: When it comes to transporting as much luggage as possible, it is the preferred choice in a direct comparison. Ultimately, the new price of the G650 was significantly higher than that of the Global 6000, which is why the charter price of the Global 6000 can be assumed to be more favorable under comparable conditions.
How many Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft have been sold so far?
In the data published by the industry association GAMA, the sales figures for the Global 6000 are combined with the Global Express and Global 6500 models. From 2007 onwards, the Global 5000 and 5500 models are also included. According to these official statistics, a total of 982 units of the series were sold by the end of 2021. On various websites, the sales figure for the Global 6000 is given as a total of around 300 units.
Who owns a Bombardier Global 6000?
Indian businessman Anil Ambani is one of the most prominent owners of the Bombardier Global 6000 business jet. Another well-known owner of this jet is American businessman Mark Cuban. Both of them use it for business as well as private trips. It is also known that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have commuted between the United Kingdom and the West Coast of the United States on a Global 6000 several times in the past.