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Global 6000 / Global Express XRS

In 1996, Bombardier established the Government and Special Mission Aircraft Department, now Specialized Aircraft, to address the distinctive requirements of governments. Bombardier Specialized Aircraft made its inaugural delivery - the first of five Global Express aircraft destined for the United Kingdoms Royal Air Force under the Airborne Stand-off Radar (ASTOR) program.

Flying faster and farther and climbing quicker than any other business jets in their class, the Bombardier Global aircraft offer spacious cabins that provide maximum flexibility for VIP transport and air ambulance requirements. Their higher ground clearance supports mission sensor installations, while their damage-tolerant airframes provide superior structural integrity. With excellent loiter phase capabilities at low speeds and high altitudes, Global aircraft provide greater look-down capability. Under certain conditions, Global aircraft can fly over 16 hours without refuelling. These advanced aircraft are suitable for missions ranging from low-level flight inspection to high-level surveillance.

In 2003 the Global XRS (later rebranded as the Global 6000) was introduced. With a range 6000 nautical miles at speeds up to mach 0.85 the Global 6000 is the most accomplished, accommodating, and luxurious business jet Bombardier Aerospace produces to date.

The Global 6000 business jet offers more cabin volume and more floor space than any other aircraft in its class. Continuously meeting the travel needs of different customers, Bombardier offers Global 6000 customers the option of adding a shower to their aircraftensuring they reach their destination rested, refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

No other business jet in the ultra-long-range segment matched the high-speed range capability and mission flexibility delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link Moscow to Los Angeles non-stop with eight passengers and four crew. It can travel 6,000 NM (11,112 km) at M 0.85 with up to eight passengers.

Bombardier improved its already successful Global Express when it introduced the upgraded XRS in 2003. The Global Express XRS bears all of the qualities of its ultra-long-range older sibling, but with greater range and a modified design. With significant improvements, its no surprise that the XRS replaced the original Express in 2005.

The Global Express XRS is able to complete transcontinental and intercontinental flights due to its incredible powerhouse. The XRS gains this power from two Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR 10A2-20 turbofan engines. These engines produce 14,750 lbs of thrust each. Consequently, the XRS earns bragging rights with its 6,100+ nautical miles range.

The XRS is designed to travel at high speeds and high altitudes. Improved from its predecessor, the wing is swept back 35 degrees, and features high ratio root-to-tip taper and high aspect ratio. Four sections of aluminum slats also enable the aircraft to take off and land at lower speeds.

For an aircraft of its size and purpose, the XRS travels fast. It takes a mere 20 minutes to reach a 37,000-foot altitude at initial climb. Its long range cruise speed is 470 ktas, while the jet boasts a high speed cruise of 499 ktas.

The cockpit inside the XRS is outfitted with the Honeywell Primus 2000xp avionics suite. It includes Bombardiers 2 nd Generation Enhanced Vision System (BEVS), Head-Up flight display system and Central Aircraft Maintenance System (CAIMS).

Stepping in the 2,140 cubic ft. cabin of the XRS takes you to the lap of luxury. The cabin measures 8.17 feet wide, 6.25 feet high and a considerable 48 feet from front to back, and exudes comfort. With room for eight passengers, the executive jet provides all of the necessary amenities for intercontinental trips.

Modeled after a highly successful aircraft, the Global Express XRS has minimal competition in the ultra-long-range category. In addition to competitive range and speeds, the XRS hones a regal appearance inside and out.

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