Bombardier Global Express

Bombardier Global Express profile, including current pricing, manufacturing dates, cabin size and passenger capacity, range, speed, baggage space, and jet card options.

The Bombardier Global Express is an ultra-long-range private jet designed and manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace. It was the first in a family of business jets designed for intercontinental flights, which includes the XRS, Global 5000, Global 5500, Global 6000, and Global 7500, and launched 2022, the Global 8000.

Manufacturing Dates

Production Start:


Production Ends:


Cabin Category

Ultra Long Range Cabin

Cabin Size & Passengers


6.25 Feet


8.17 Feet


48.35 Feet

Seating Capacity

Up to 13


5,940 nautical miles


High-Speed Cruise:

Mach 488

Long-Range Cruise:

Mach 459

Max Operating Speed:

Mach 505

Baggage Space

190 cubic feet


Fractional Ownership:


Dedicated Jet Card:



A new Bombardier Global Express is listed at $46 million

What is the Bombardier Global Express?

Before Gulfstream acquired Galaxy Aerospace in 2001, Gulfstream simply referred to the very top of the private jet market, the Ritz-Carlton of private jets, the Rolls Royce of business jets; take your choice.

Those signature oval windows made a Gulfstream easy to spot from the other side of the runway.

The start wasn’t what the OEM hoped. “Bombardier’s challenge to Gulfstream’s dominance of the market for large corporate jets was fraught with perils that would show up on early-production aircraft nearly 10 years later. Interior completions took way too long; water, sanitation, and fuel lines froze; and the avionics system annoyed pilots with myriad erroneous engine-indication-and-crew-alerting-system (EICAS) messages-garbage CAS, in pilot lingo,” Mark Huber wrote in Business Jet Traveler back in 2011.

However, times change, and Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Business Aircraft has, over the past two decades, firmly positioned its Global Express family of ultra-long-haul private jets as a fierce rival to Gulfstream.

The first in the line – the Bombardier Global Express (BD-700) was announced in October 1991. It was officially launched on December 20, 1993. The first flight was on October 13, 1996. In 1998 it received Canadian (July) and US (November) certifications. Customer deliveries started in 1999.

What are the cabin dimensions of the Bombardier Global Express?

The Global Express has a cabin height of 6.25 feet, a width of 8.17 feet, and a length of 48.35 feet. The interior has three distinct zones and lavatories at the entry and rear cabin. There is accessible baggage storage via the rear lavatory. That access was famously used to smuggle former auto executive Carlos Goshn on a flight from Japan to Turkey.

What is the range of a Bombardier Global Express?

The Global Express has a range of up to 6,000 nautical miles (6,904 miles) and a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.89.

How much does a Bombardier Global Express cost?

The new price for a Global Express in production was $46 million. Used models start at around $11 million.

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Bombardier Global Express reviews

A Global's passenger compartment is 10 inches wider and one inch taller than a Gulfstream GV/G550's, yielding 471 more cubic feet of cabin space, even though the Gulfstream's cabin is a foot and a half longer. That translates into more shoulder and headroom and better aisle clearance-little things that mean a lot on a 12-hour flight.

Mark Huber

Business Jet Traveler

The original Global Express, first delivered in 1999, hung its hat on being able to fly long distances at high speeds and high altitudes. At the time of its release, the Global Express had the largest cabin and the furthest range of any private jet on the market at nearly 6,000 nautical miles.

Curt Bangelsdorf

Charlie Bravo Aviation

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