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Global 5000 / Global Express XRS / Model BD-700-1A11

In 2001 Bombardier announced the Global 5000, a derivative design that was slightly shorter than the original, but was still able to carry up to 17 passengers in fully berthable seats. A full galley, two lavs, and an optional aft stateroom rounded out the potential options. Though the maximum range of the Global 5000 is 1200 nautical miles less than the original, this aircraft is able to travel at speeds up to mach 0.89, at altitudes over 50,000 feet.

At the time of the Global 5000s release, Bombardier called the Global 5000 the worlds fastest ultra-long range private jet. It is designed to be slightly smaller and faster than the Global Express, for those that value reliability and speed, without using the extensive range capabilities of the Express. It can fly eight passengers and three crew members 4,800 nautical miles nonstop at a speed of .85 Mach. It is impressive in its speed, cabin size, and reliability.

Bombardier was anything but stingy in the design of the Global 5000s cabin. It usually holds eight passengers, but is able to hold seventeen in a high-density configuration. The cabin measures 37.3 feet long, 8.2 feet wide and 6.2 feet high five feet shorter than the length of the Global Express. The total cabin volume is 1,881 cubic feet, and even though the cabin is significantly shorter than that of the Global Express, the passengers may not notice. The majority of the space reduction came from the crew rest and galley areas (the oversized galley of the Global Express was reduced to a full-sized one in the Global 5000). Only ten inches of space was taken from the main passenger area.

Despite the decrease in fuselage length, the cabin still has plenty of room for cabin amenities and business equipment. The full-sized galley comes with a microwave, espresso machine, facilities for hot and cold food preparation and storage, and a custom china and cutlery set. The cabin features a Rockwell Collins Cabin Electronics System (CES), which provides high-speed internet, LAN connections, satellite TV, a multimedia system (including a multi-disc CD player, two DVD players, and 3-D maps), wireless phones, scanner and fax machines, and several touch screens to control the cabins systems.

The cabin itself is very comfortable; sound insulation has been improved from the Global Express so that cabin noise levels never exceed 52 dB. A new window design lets in more light and provides a better view, and long-life LEDs provide better cabin illumination. Special seat cushions designed by NASA, which mold to a passengers body shape when activated by their body heat, can be added if desired.

The Global 5000 is powered by two Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 turbofan engines. Each engine produces 14,750 pounds of thrust on takeoff, a performance standard that it can achieve in temperatures up to 95F. The maximum range of the Global 5000, while flying at .85 Mach (488 knots), is 5,520 miles (4,800 nautical miles). Its high speed cruise is .89 Mach, or 499 knots. Its takeoff range is exceptionally short: when loaded to its maximum takeoff weight of 87,700 pounds, it can take off in only 5,000 feet. The jet is able to climb to 43,000 feet in 23 minutes.

Bombardier chose the Honeywell Primus 2000XP avionics suite for the Global 5000. It includes TCAS 2000, EGPWS, GPS, and a Central Aircraft Information Maintenance System (CAIMS), which helps private jet mechanics in troubleshooting. Optional additions include the Crew Emergency Vision Assistance System (EVAS), which gives the crew backup oxygen masks and smoke goggles. As soon as the system is triggered, bags inflate with clean air over the flight control displays and windshield so that pilots can see clearly and fly, even in a smoke-filled cockpit. Additional passenger safety equipment is available as well.

The second generation of the private jet Global series is designed for people that need transcontinental and transoceanic range, but that do not need to fly more than ten hours nonstop. Bombardier, already well-renowned in the private jet industry, has only increased their prestige with the Global 5000.

The Bombardier Global 5000 corporate jet aircraft outclassed all competitors in one affirming declaration of style and performance. Global 5000. The intercontinental jet is designed to fill the niche in the company's product line between the Challenger 604 and the ultra-long-range Global Express. The Global 5000 was built to compete with the Gulfstream IV-SP and Falcon 900EX.

This powerful and luxurious aircraft provides unequalled comfort, at unmatched speeds and over unsurpassed distances. More versatile than any business jet in their class, Global 5000 aircraft allow access to even the most challenging airfields around the world. Developed from breakthrough Global Express technologies and with its heritage of stringent certification standards, the Bombardier Global 5000 business jet not only outperforms the competition, it is exceptionally efficient to own, maintain and fly - a superb, cutting-edge addition to the Bombardier family of high-performance business jets.

The first Bombardier Global 5000 business jet entered into service April 18, 2005, with a corporate operator based in the Middle East. The milestone delivery marks the beginning of a new era combining high-speed intercontinental travel with an unprecedented focus on cabin productivity. The aircraft flies passenger in ultimate comfort - featuring the widest and most spacious cabin paired with the most technologically advanced cabin electronic system available. The Bombardier Global 5000 cabin includes optional body contouring Visco-elastic materials for the seat upholstery, full spectrum LED lighting and the first-ever Ethernet-based Airshow 21 application, offering a highly productive working environment, as well as unmatched entertainment options.

The Global 5000 business jet's category-leading high cruise speed of Mach 0.89 (950 km/hr) and superior short field performance trims up to a full hour from long distance routes such as Moscow-New York (nine hours, 29 minutes) Johannesburg-Geneva (10 hours), Jeddah-Jakarta (nine hours, 53 minutes) and Sao Paulo-Madrid (nine hours, 20 minutes). The Global 5000 jet also features the widest and most spacious super-large jet cabin, paired with one of the most technologically advanced cabin electronic systems available.

On 11 June 2005 the Bombardier Global 5000 - the fastest transcontinental civil aircraft since the Concorde - set a new speed record, flying 3,510 nautical miles (6,500 km) non-stop from Chicago to Paris in just 7 hours, 15 minutes, firmly establishing itself as the world's fastest intercontinental business jet. The Bombardier Global 5000 business jet, equipped with a production interior, departed Chicago's Palwaukee Airport with a four-person crew, and a payload of 1,600 pounds (727 kg), equivalent to eight passengers. The aircraft cruised at Mach 0.88 or higher throughout the flight, experienced moderate tailwinds, and landed at Le Bourget Airport in Paris with fuel reserves in excess of NBAA IFR requirements. The record-breaking flight was fully sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the Fdration Aronautique internationale (FAI).

On Feb. 18, 2008 Bombardier Aerospace announced a 400 nautical mile (NM) (741 km) increase to the non-stop intercontinental range of its high speed Global 5000 business jet. The range increase is standard for all Global 5000 aircraft ordered as of February 1st, 2008 and will be available as an option for aircraft previously ordered, but yet to be delivered, in the second quarter of fiscal year 2009. The significant range extension will be obtained by increasing the Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW) to 92,500 lbs, allowing for a fuel tank capacity increase.

On January 17, 2008 Bombardier announced the sale of four high-speed Global 5000 jets, which will be operated by the German Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Special Mission Wing for VIP transport and Medical Evacuation (MedEvac) flights. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2011. The Global 5000 jets were selected by the Federal Office for Defence Technology and Procurement in Germany (BWB), as part of a broader agreement regarding the modernization of the MoD's Special Mission Wing. Lufthansa Technik AG of Hamburg, Germany, is the prime contractor for the overall agreement, which also includes the purchase of two Airbus A319 Corporate Jetliners. The six new aircraft will replace the MoD's existing fleet of Challenger 601 aircraft.

Global Express XRS

The Bombardier Global Express XRS corporate jet is one of the most luxurious, most accomplished business aircraft ever built, accommodating the desires of the most sophisticated and demanding traveler with no compromises. Building on its Global Express heritage and raising the bar yet again, this aircraft offers even greater cabin comfort through a three foot extention of the fuselage, enhanced performance and further advanced technology for increased productivity and peace of mind.

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