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BOMBARDIER Global Express

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

Manufacturered as:

BOMBARDIER Global Express
BOMBARDIER BD-700 Global Express

BOMBARDIER Global Express

BOMBARDIER Global Express BOMBARDIER Global Express 3D


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 Electronic Flight Instrument System cockpit.

Technical Data

Wing span 26.9 m88.255 ft <br />
Length 30.3 m99.409 ft <br />
Height 7.6 m24.934 ft <br />
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)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
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 <br />43.5 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL500 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 65006,500 nm <br />12,038,000 m <br />12,038 km <br />39,494,750.685 ft <br /> 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, Montréal St Hubert Canada, 2017 (On 15 May 2017, a Bombardier Global Express crew failed to land on the restricted runway width available at Montréal St Hubert where there was a long-term construction project which had required reductions in both width and length of the main runway. The Investigation found that relevant NOTAM information including a requirement to pre-notify intended arrival had been ignored and that during arrival the crew had failed to respond to a range of cues that their landing would not be on the normally-available runway. Deficiencies in the arrangements made for continued use of part of the runway were also identified.)
  • GLEX, Prestwick UK, 2014 (On 6 March 2014, a Bombardier Global 6000 being landed by a pilot using a HUD at night was mishandled to the extent that one wing was damaged by ground contact due to excessive pitch just before touchdown. During the Investigation, a Global 6000 operated by a different operator was similarly damaged during a night landing. The Investigation discovered that relevant operational documentation was inconsistent and pilot training had (in both cases) been inappropriate. These issues were resolved by a combination of aircraft manufacturer and aircraft operator action)
  • 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.)