The Bombardier Global 5500 and Global 5000 are ultra-long-range private jets designed and manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace. The Global 5500 was introduced in May 2018 as an upgrade to the Global 5000. It features a longer range, improved performance, and advanced avionics and systems.
Flying magazine reports, “Along with the introduction of the Nuage seating, the Global 5500 is equipped with Bombardier Pũr Air, a sophisticated air purification system available exclusively on Global aircraft. The system’s advanced HEPA filter captures up to 99.99% of allergens, bacteria, and viruses and completely replaces the cabin air with 100% fresh air in as little as one-and-a-half minutes.”
Ultra Long Range Cabin
Cabin Size & Passengers
Up to 13
5,200 nautical miles
Max Operating Speed:
195 cubic feet
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A new Bombardier Global 5000 is listed at $46 million
The Global 5000 made its first flight in March 2003. The aircraft featured a number of advanced design features, including a new wing design, powerful Rolls-Royce BR710-A2-20 turbofan engines, and a longer cabin with seating for up to 16 passengers. It was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in January 2005.
In 2018, Bombardier Aerospace introduced an upgraded version of the Global 5000, known as the Global 5500. The new model featured updated avionics, a redesigned wing, and a new Rolls-Royce Pearl engine. The Global 5500 received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June 2019.
The Global 5000 and Global 5500 have a cabin height of 6.25 feet, a width of 8.17 feet, and a length of 42.47 feet. There are three passenger zones with forward and rear lavatories.
The Global 5500 is powered by two Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engines, which provide a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.90 and a range of up to 5,700 nautical miles (6,556 miles). It has a maximum takeoff weight of 92,500 pounds and a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet.
A new Global 5500 is priced at $46 million. Used models are from around $18 million
The spacious Global 5500 jets, which are completed at Bombardier’s facility in Wichita, Kansas (a facility that was once the home of the iconic Learjet), feature three separate living areas on board and represent a class-leading aviation solution: 5,900 nautical mile range (about 6,790 statute miles, besting projected range by 200 nautical miles, and 700 nautical miles more than the nearest competitor in the segment), next-generation wing technology to ensure the smoothest ride possible, and a blistering maximum speed of .90 Mach (about 690 mph).
Bombardier aimed its Global 5000 directly at the Gulfstream 450 and Falcon 900EX market. From a cabin-comfort point of view, it is right on target.
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Question: When is a lower-cost derivative aircraft better than the original? Answer: When it’s the Global 5000, which Bombardier began delivering in 2005. Both the range and passenger section of the large-cabin Bombardier Global 5000 are slightly shorter than what its Global XRS big brother offers, but lower acquisition and operating costs and champion short-runway performance more than compensate for these deficits.