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BOMBARDIER Global Express

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Aircraft
Name Global Express
Manufacturer BOMBARDIER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

BOMBARDIER Sentinel
BOMBARDIER Global Express
BOMBARDIER BD-700 Global Express
RAYTHEON Sentinel


BOMBARDIER Global Express

BOMBARDIER Global Express BOMBARDIER Global Express 3D

Description

Ultra long range, high speed corporate jet. In service since 1999. The development of an ultra long range corporate version of the Bombardier (CANADAIR)Regional Jet airliner, with the same fuselage cross section, new wings, new swept T-tail and six screen EFIS cockpit.

Technical Data

Wing span 26.9 m88.255 ft
Length 30.3 m99.409 ft
Height 7.6 m24.934 ft
Powerplant 2 x BMW R-R BR710-48-C2 (65,3 kN) turbofans.
Engine model Rolls-Royce BR700

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 460 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1700 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.80 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 800 m
MTOW 4350043,500 kg
43.5 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL500 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 65006,500 nm
12,038,000 m
12,038 km
39,494,750.685 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving GLEX

  • GLEX, Luton UK, 2008 (On 29 January 2008, a Bombardier BD700 Global Express on a private passenger flight from Van Nuys, California to Luton experienced a single tyre failure when landing at destination in normal day visibility which caused significant secondary damage to the flight control system and localised structural damage to the wing. The aircraft was stopped on the runway and there were no injuries to the four occupants.)
  • GLEX/F2TH, vicinity Ibiza Spain, 2012 (On 21 September 2012, two aircraft came into conflict in Class 'A' airspace whilst under radar control at night and loss of separation was resolved by TCAS RA responses by both aircraft. Investigation found that one of the aircraft had passed a procedurally-documented clearance limit without ATC clearance or intervention and that situational awareness of its crew had been diminished by communications with the conflicting aircraft being conducted in Spanish rather than English. A Safety Recommendation on resolving the "persistent problem" of such language issues was made, noting that a similar recommendation had been made 11 years earlier.)