Bombardier Aviation

In 1937, a young mechanic from Quebec invented a “snow vehicle”, a 7-passenger B7 snowmobile that kicked off Bombardier’s success. Over time, Bombardier expanded into different types of snow vehicles. This ultimately created the iconic Ski-Doo personal snowmobile in 1959, which launched an entirely new industry.

Under the leadership of Laurent Beaudoin from 1966 on, Bombardier went public. A major turning point came in the 1970s after the oil crisis forced cuts in snowmobile production. The company doubled down on rail technology, applying its manufacturing know-how. Winning major subway car contracts for Montreal and New York City established Bombardier as a rail transit leader in North America.

Bombardier made its first big move into aerospace in 1986 by acquiring Canadair, well-known for its Challenger business jets and CL-215 firefighting aircraft. The Challenger jets kept improving through continuous upgrades, becoming a top choice for corporate flyers. Building on the CL-215, Bombardier launched the 415 amphibious aircraft in 1994 specifically designed for aerial firefighting.

Bombardier entered the regional jet market in 1989 with its transformative 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet program. Certified in 1992, these jets revolutionized regional travel by connecting smaller cities to hubs, making air travel more accessible. Larger versions followed, making this the world’s most successful regional jet family. Other major acquisitions like Learjet in 1990 and de Havilland in 1992 allowed Bombardier to become a leader across business, private, regional, and utility aircraft segments through continuous improvement.

  • Country of Origin: Canada

Bombardier Global 6000 Statistics

The following are the statistics for the latest Bombardier Global 6000 (2024).

  • Maximum Speed: kts
  • Maximum Range: 6,000 nm
  • Maximum Occupants: 17
  • Range Of Years Manufactured: 2012-Present
  • Total Aircraft Build: 338
  • Current Operational Aircraft: 329
  • Useful Load: 47,520 lbs.
  • Average Sale Value: $25,900,000
  • Average Days On Market For Sale: 234 days
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Bombardier Global 6000 Details

Below includes details about the latest Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft (2024).


Bombardier’s Global 6000 business jet offers modern features, such as a distinguished floorplan for VIP and Head of State transportation, medical evacuation transportation, and seating for caregivers and family members. There are also up to ten separate workstations for special missions. Pilots have access to Bombardier’s Vision flight deck designed with double-stitched leather, brushed metallic controls, and carbon fiber accents to match the rest of its interior design.


The Global 6000 is a large business jet equipped with Rolls-Royce BR710A2-20 turbofan engines and a conventional tail. This aircraft also features an advanced wing design for a smoother ride and the longest maintenance intervals among its competitors.


  • Bombardier Vision Flight Deck
  • 4 Large Displays
  • Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Enhanced Vision System (EVS)
  • Synthetic Vision System (SVS)
  • Graphical Flight Planning
  • MultiScan Weather Radar
  • SBAS/ WAAS Navigation
  • LPV Approach
  • RNAV, En-Route RNP & RNP AR Approaches
  • Controller Pilot Data Link
  • High-Speed SATCOM


  • Configuration: Twin Engine, Fanjet Engine
  • Max Seats: 19
  • Max Take-Off Weight: 99,500 lbs.
  • Cruise Normal: 488 kts
  • Range (.85M): 6,000 nm
  • Take-Off Distance: 6,476 ft.
  • Landing Distance: 2,670 ft.
  • Wing Span: 94 ft.
  • Length: 99 ft. 5 in.
  • Height: 25 ft. 5 in.

Bombardier Global 6000 Models

The following include aircraft within the Bombardier Global 6000 series:

Global 5000

Making a total of 221 Global 5000s with about 218 in operation, Bombardier’s Global 5000 is an ultra-long-range, wide-body business jet known for its short takeoff and landing abilities. This slightly smaller and faster Global Express variant took its first flight in March 2003 and received FAA and JAA certification in October 2004.

In 2008, Bombardier increased its certified gross weight, enhancing fuel capacity, and maximum range. The Global 5000’s cabin is divided into 3 zones with an optional rear stateroom featuring a spacious galley, forward and AFT lavatories, and a large baggage compartment.

Global Express BD700

Announced in October 1991, Bombardier rolled out the Global Express in August 1996. This aircraft took its first flight in October 1996, completed its certifications in 1998, and made initial deliveries in 1999. Bombardier delivered 148 BD-700s from 1999 to 2005 before being superseded by the Global Express XRS (now Global 6000). The Global Express BD-700 is the first in its series of ultra-long-range corporate jets.

The Global Express’s twin-engine design features a larger, quieter cabin than the 5000, with higher cruise speeds and superior airport performance. It also features a supercritical wing with winglets and a T-tail – using metal construction with composite materials for fairings and flight control surfaces.

Global Express XRS BD 700-1A10

Introduced by Bombardier in 2005, the Global Express XRS is the third ultra-long-range, large-cabin business jet model. This aircraft variant entered service in 2004 with production stopping completely in 2012. A total of 163 Global Express XRS jets were manufactured. After rebranding in 2011, the Global Express XRS became the Global 6000.

Global 6000

After rebranding the Global Express XRS, Bombardier’s newer Global 6000s were equipped with 2 BMW/Rolls-Royce BR-710 turbofan engines and a Honeywell Primus 2000 XP glass cockpit suite. Additional avionics include:

  • An automatic flight control system
  • Dual flight management systems
  • Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) II
  • An electronic ground-proximity warning system

Global 5500

The Global 5500 launched in 2018 at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) featuring an additional range of 200 nautical miles using both Rolls-Royce Pearl engines and the aircraft’s clean-sheet wing design – all without requiring extra fuel capacity. The Global 5500’s extended range allows it to fly nonstop from Western Europe to the West Coast of the United States.

Interior updates include a Nuage chaise lounge chair that converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style seating. Bombardier also introduces its l’Opera sound system that uses speakers in the cabin sidewalls and woofers in the bulkheads for a surround-sound experience.

Global 6500

The Global 6500 took its first flight on January 31, 2018, and received type certification in September 2019 from Transport Canada. This aircraft later received FAA certification in December 2019. With room for up to 17 passengers, the Global 6500 also has a luxurious cabin, a top speed of Mach 0.90, and an ultra-long range for optimal comfort and performance. Other major improvements include 2 purpose-built Rolls Royce Pearl engines and redesigned wings.

Military Variants

The following include military variants of Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft:

GlobalEye Multi-Role AEW&C

This military aircraft is a Global 6000 with the SAAB Erieye’s ER AESA radar for the United Arab Emirates Air Force.

Project Dolphin

Project Dolphin consists of two converted Global 6000 into surveillance aircraft for the United Arab Emirates.

The Raytheon Sentinel

Once used by the Canadian Royal Air Force, the Raytheon Sentinel is a surveillance aircraft.

Saab Swordfish

The Swordfish is a maritime patrol aircraft built on the Global 6000 platform by General Dynamic Mission Systems-Canada and Bombardier Aviation.

P-6 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA)

The P-6 was built on the Global 6500 platform by PAL Aerospace and Bombardier Aviation, evolving from P-4 (MPA) based on the former Bombardier Q-400 aircraft


United States Air Force designation for Global aircraft being used as a platform for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node.


This aircraft carried the High-Altitude Lidar Operational Experiment (HALOE) payload, deploying to Africa and Afghanistan to survey large areas rapidly.

Persistent German Airborne Surveillance System (PEGASUS)

The German Federal Ministry of Defence used Bombardier’s Global 6000 to better integrate air traffic control in 2020.

HAVA SOJ (Air Stand-Off Jammer)

Turkey’s Presidency of Defense Industries announced in 2019 that two green Bombardier Global 6000s had been delivered to the facilities of Turkish Aerospace to undergo modification to configure into a Hava SOJ.

High Accuracy Detection & Exploitation System (HADES)

On 12 December 2023, the US Army awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for one Global 6500 with an option for two more for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance use.

Top Bombardier Global 6000 Questions

The following are answers to the top questions about the Bombardier Global 6000.

What Is The Bombardier Smart Link Plus System?

Smart Link Plus by Bombardier keeps users connected to their aircraft during flight operations. This system also gives users access to real-time critical flight data and aircraft information. The idea behind this technology is to empower its users to make smart, swift maintenance decisions, which can save valuable time and reduce overall aircraft downtime.

How Much Is A Brand New Bombardier Global 6000?

The list price for a 2024 Global 6000 is $62,310,000.

Is Bombardier Owned By Airbus?

No, not completely. Bombardier is a publicly owned company that recently left the commercial aircraft business. According to Forbes, Bombardier sold its remaining A220 stake to Airbus and the government of Québec for $591 million, making them the sole owners of the A220 program.

What Is Bombardier’s Pũr Air System?

Bombardier’s Pũr Air system features an advanced HEPA filter that captures up to 99.99% of allergens, bacteria, and viruses. The system completely replaces the cabin air with 100% fresh air in as little as 90 seconds.

What Engine Does A Bombardier Global 6000 Have?

Bombardier’s Global 6000s use two BMW-Rolls Royce BR710A2-20 turbofan engines. Only the Global 5500/6500 are powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl engines with a lower fuel burn.

What Is The Most Popular Bombardier Aircraft?

The best-selling Bombardier business jet among top corporate flight departments and charter operators worldwide is the Challenger 350.

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