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BOMBARDIER Global 6000

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Name Global 6000
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 6000

BOMBARDIER Global 6000


The Global 6000 (formerly marketed as the Global Express XRS) is an improved version of the Global 5000, offering higher cruise speed, increased range, improved cabin layout and lighting. The range increase is achieved by addition of a 1,486 lb (674 kg) fuel tank at the wing root. The Global Express 6000 entered service in early 2006.

Technical Data

Wing span 28.7 m94.16 ft
Length 30.3 m99.409 ft
Height 7.7 m25.262 ft
Powerplant 2 x Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 turbofans
Engine model Rolls-Royce BR710

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 487 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1974 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.85 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 814 m
MTOW 4513245,132 kg
45.132 tonnes
Ceiling FL510 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 60006,000 nm
11,112,000 m
11,112 km
36,456,692.94 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving GL6T

  • GL6T, 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)