Bombardier Global 5500

$46 million business jet crafted by Bombardier.

Bombardier Global 5500 at Toronto Downsview Airport
photo: Reinhard Zinabold

Smoothest ride, largest cabin, revolutionary seating, sharpest entertainment, longest range and clearest vision- the Bombardier Global 5500 business jet is a class-leading aircraft designed and manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace. Its modified range gives it 700 nautical miles more range than its closest competitor that enables it to fly from Western Europe to the US West Coast nonstop.

Manufacturer:
Bombardier Aerospace
Country:
Canada
Manufactured:
2018 to: Present
ICAO:
GLEX
Price:
US$46 million (2018)

Specifications

Avionics:
Rockwell Collins Fusion
Engine:
2x Rolls-Royce BR710 Pearl
turbofan
Power:
15,125 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
504 knots
933 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
108 knots
Travel range:
5,700 Nautical Miles
10,556 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
Service Ceiling:
51,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
3450 feet / minute
17.53metre / second
Take Off Distance:
1674 metre - 5,492.06 feet
Landing Distance:
673 metre - 2,207.98 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
41,957 Kg
92,498 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
35,652 Kg
78,598 lbs
Max Payload:
3,238 Kg
7,138 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
4,710 gallon
17,829 litre
Baggage Volume:
5.5 m3 / 194 ft3
Seats - Economy / General:
16 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
1.88 metre - 6.17 feet
Cabin Width:
2.41 metre - 7.91 feet
Cabin Length:
12.41 metre - 40.71 feet
Exterior Length:
29.5 metre - 96.78 feet
Tail height:
7.8 metre - 25.59 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
2.8 metre - 9.19 feet
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
28.7 metre - 94.16 feet
Wing Tips:
canted
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Description

Global 5500 Production

Bombardier revealed the Global 5500 together with the Global 6500 developments on May 27 2018. The aircraft is expected to enter service on the last quarter of 2019.

On October 15 2019, it received its certification from European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

On December 23 2019, the Global 5500 received its type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Global 5500 Design

The Global 5500 has an exterior length of 29.5 meters, tail height of 7.8 meters, fuselage diameter of 2.8 meters and wheelbase of 11.5 meters. It has new engines, interiors, avionics, wings, and presents decreased fuel burn and emissions and increased range and comfort to the passengers.

The re-profiled wing has a span of 28.7 meters, designed and constructed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., a Japanese company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

The aircraft also features aerodynamic cleanups that will blend with the purpose-built engines to improve fuel efficiency by up to 13%.

Global 5500 Flight Deck

The Global 5500 features the Rockwell Collins Combined Vision System (CVS), which joins infrared Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and Synthetic Vision System (SVS) imagery into a single conformal view. The CVS combines both vision systems throughout the entire display in order to give the pilot the best possible view into one dynamic image and to provide real-time situational awareness.

The avionics system of the Global 5500 also include advanced weather radar for predicting wind shear, Airport Moving Maps, real-time air traffic and an enhanced terrain database that serves as digital representation of the elevation of the terrain at a number of discrete points.

Global 5500 Cabin

The cabin of the Global 5500 is 12.41-meter long, 2.41-meter wide and 1.88-meter high. It has three different living spaces that gives the needed seclusion and enjoyment by providing sufficient room to eat, work and rest in total convenience.

The conference and dining areas are equipped with the Nuage seat which grants proper posture both for business meetings and dining, and can also be converted into a reclinable lounge chair.

Bombardier Nuage Seat
Bombardier Nuage Seat Bombardier

The cabin also features 100% fresh air and turbo heating and cooling to instantly adjust the temperature for a more comfortable flight.

The Global 5500 boasts the Rockwell Collin’s Venue cabin management and entertainment system, innovated with the capability to provide the first ever ultra high-definition 4k content all throughout the cabin. The aircraft’s Ka-band satellite connectivity supplies seamless internet connectivity that is almost 35 times faster than other internet systems in the industry, and makes use of the updated satellite technology.

Global 5500 Engine and Performance

Powered by the Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engine, the Global 5500 has a maximum thrust of 15,125 pounds and emits 48% less smoke and 20% less nitrous oxide. It is two decibels noiseless, burns 7% less fuel and has 9% added thrust than the BR710 engines on the old models.

The enhanced performance is the result of Rolls-Royce’s Advance2 Engine – Technology Demonstrator Program. The enhanced engines boast a new core with new high-pressure compressor, as well as an advanced engine Health and Usage-Monitoring System (HUMS) that tracks the status of critical systems and components.

This is so the early awareness of progressive defects is possible and rectification can be accomplished before it poses an immediate effect on operational safety. The engine also features low-emission combustion, a two-stage high-pressure turbine and lightweight components that can hold out against higher temperatures.

The Global 5500 can fly up to 51,000 feet. Its climb rate is 3,450 feet per minute. It has a maximum take-off and landing distance of 1,674 meters and 673 meters respectively. The aircraft has a maximum payload of 3,238 kg and a fuel tank capacity of 4,710 US Gal.