The Bombardier Global 6000 and Bombardier Global 7500 are two of the largest, most modern business jets produced by Bombardier.
Given that these two aircraft are so similar it can be hard to identify the differences between these aircraft.
Therefore, let’s put them head-to-head and see which private jet is better.
First, let’s take a look at the performance of each aircraft.
The Bombardier Global 6000 is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710-A2-20 engines. Each engine is capable of producing up to 14,750 lbs of thrust. As a result, the total thrust output for the Global 6000 is 29,500 lbs.
On the other hand, the Bombardier Global 7500 is powered by two General Electric Passport engines. Each engine is capable of producing up to 16,500 lbs of thrust. As a result, the total thrust output for the Global 7500 is 33,000 lbs.
As a result, the Global 7500 has a slightly higher maximum cruise speed of 516 knots, compared with the 513-knot maximum cruise speed of the Global 6000.
However, it is highly likely that this difference in cruise speed will go unnoticed in the real world. Over the course of 1,000 nautical miles, the Global 7500 will arrive around 40 seconds ahead of the Global 6000 aircraft.
Surprisingly, the Global 7500 is also marginally more efficient during the cruise than the Global 6000. On average, the Global 7500 burns just 460 Gallons per Hour (GPH) of fuel.
In comparison, the Bombardier Global 6000 burns closer to 470 Gallons per Hour (GPH).
When it comes to the range of these aircraft, the clue is in the name. While the numbers aren’t always exact, they are close enough to give you an idea of maximum range figures.
For example, the Global 6000 is capable of flying up to 6,000 nautical miles (6,905 miles / 11,112 kms) without needing to refuel.
In comparison, the Global 7500 is capable of flying up to 7,700 nautical miles (8,861 miles / 14,260 kms) without needing to refuel.
Important to note here is that the Bombardier Global 7500 holds the record for the longest range in-production business jet. Of course, this record is soon to be taken from it when the new Gulfstream G800 enters production with a reported maximum range of 8,000 nautical miles.
Of course, as with every manufacturer stated range figures, these numbers are somewhat optimistic. Depending on the weather conditions, cruise speed, weight, along with many more factors, will all result in real-world figures below the above numbers.
However, the values should, in theory, remain somewhat proportional. Therefore, in equal conditions with equal weights, the Global 7500 will always be able to fly further than the Global 6000.
Visualize these range figures using our private jet range tool here.
Ground performance is a critical factor to consider when selecting a private jet for your next mission.
It is important to ensure that the runway at your desired airport can support the aircraft. You can view the global airport map, complete with runway length, surface, and facilities here.
Naturally, there are many factors that will affect the minimum take-off distance of the aircraft. For example, the weight, the take-off speed, and the thrust available.
When it comes to achieving a short take-off distance, the best combination is low weight and high thrust.
Therefore, it is somewhat of a surprise that the Bombardier Global 7500 has a lower minimum take-off distance than the Global 6000.
The minimum take-off distance for each aircraft is 5,800 feet compared with 6,476 feet respectively.
However, the order changes when it comes to minimum landing distance.
The Global 6000 has a minimum landing distance of 2,236 feet. Whereas the minimum landing distance of the Global 7500 is 2,520 feet.
Of course, the minimum take-off distance is the crucial figure here.
When looking at the interior dimensions of the Global 6000 and Global 7500, the key difference is cabin length. Essentially, the Global 6000 is a longer version of the Global 7500.
After all, they are built on the same platform.
When it comes to interior length, the Global 6000’s cabin measures 13.18 meters long. In comparison, the Global 7500’s measures 16.59 meters in length.
The longer cabin allows for more living areas, a more spacious feeling cabin, and more space per passenger.
Next up is interior width. The Global 6000’s cabin measures 2.41 meters in width. In comparison, the Global 7500’s cabin measures 2.44 meters wide.
A marginal difference in cabin width will allow for slightly wider seats, more should room, and a slightly wider aisle.
Finally, cabin height. The Global 6000’s cabin measures 1.88 meters in height. For reference, the Global 7500 measures 1.88 in interior height.
Officially, the Global 6000 is capable of carrying up to 17. Whereas the Global 7500 has an official maximum passenger occupancy of 19.
And finally, baggage capacity. Both aircraft are able to accommodate up to 195 cubic feet of luggage.
On the inside, the Global 7500 has the advantage of being newer, along with being the flagship aircraft for Bombardier.
Deliveries of the Global 6000 began in 2012, compared with deliveries of the Global 7500 starting in 2018.
A crucial factor to consider when looking at private jet interior comfort is the maximum cabin altitude. The lower the cabin altitude, the more comfortable the cabin, along with a decrease of the effects of jet lag. Something which is important to consider with these long-range jets.
Given that these aircraft belong to the same family it will not come as a surprise that both aircraft have the same maximum cabin altitude of 5,680 feet.
While this is not the best on the market, it is a respectable number.
Bombardier Global 6000
Unsurprisingly the Global 6000 has a well-appointed interior. The interior has been designed to bring you the smoothest, most refreshing, and productive experience possible from a business jet.
Thanks to the widest cabin in its class, more room is on offer than its nearest competitor. In Bombardier’s own words; “with outstanding width, higher armrests, and an impeccably shaped backrest, the new seats allow passengers to enjoy a delightful and inviting experience, ideally suited to long-distance travel. Whether you wish to work, rest or play, time will simply fly by as you sit back in this exceptional interior.”
The galley features hardwood flooring, seats sculpted to the human body, and elegantly designed lines. Featuring Bombardier’s cabin management system you can control the whole cabin from your fingertips. The ultra-fast and intuitive media bay allow you to watch films, live stream, and display documents on the TV monitors.
Bombardier has even developed the cabin management system to be controllable from your mobile device (iOS and Android). The media bay onboard allows you to connect a host of devices, such as game consoles, Blu-ray players, and digital media players.
The 6000 has the fastest available in-flight internet connectivity worldwide based on Ka-band technology. Join video conferences, stream films, and even online game. Bombardier offers a variety of data packages. These packages allow you to find the right speed for your needs. Ka-band technology is the fastest in the air (up to 15 Mbps). Additionally, Ka-band provides the best coverage and reliability.
At the rear of the aircraft, you will find the stateroom. This adds “a sense of tranquility” with large windows providing ample natural light. The stateroom features a full-berth divan, spacious wardrobe, independent temperature control, and lavatory area.
When you are flying above the clouds on a long flight it is imperative that you eat well. The large fully-equipped galley guarantees this. Substantial storage capacity and extensive work surfaces allow for greater meal capabilities.
Finally, ensure that your crew are always performing at their best. A dedicated crew rest area will take care of this.
If you would like to configure your own Global 6000 then simply head over to Bombardier’s configurator.
Bombardier Global 7500
When it comes to the Bombardier Global 7500 interior, every detail has been considered to ensure that you have the most comfortable flight possible. Firstly, the Global 7500 features a wing that “a technological marvel”, which will not only give the pilots maximum control over the aircraft but will also deliver the smoothest ride possible. Bombardier has also been able to keep the cabin altitude never exceeding 5,680 feet when cruising at maximum altitude. This low cabin altitude (lower than you would find on an airliner), will mean that you feel more relaxed during the flight and will arrive at your destination with less jet lag.
Next, there is the sheer size of the cabin interior, measuring 16.59 meters long, 2.44 meters wide, and 1.88 meters. These dimensions mean that you can easily navigate your way through the cabin and will allow you to configure up to four separate living areas, allowing space for a master suite with a full-size bed, dedicated crew rest area, and kitchen. The Global 7500 can be configured to your exact needs and features an unprecedented number of layouts. Throughout the cabin, the Global 7500 features extra-large windows in order to bring in as much natural light as possible, meaning the 7500 provides more natural light in the cabin than any other private jet, and every passenger gets a window.
Every seat in the cabin of the 7500 is Bombardier’s revolutionary Nuage seat. According to Bombardier, the Nuage seat is the first meaningful change in business aircraft seating in the last 30 years. The Nuage seat gives users three features that are unavailable in any other business aircraft seat: a tilt link system for a deep recline, a floating base for fluid movement, and a tilting headrest for exceptional support.
The entire cabin of the Global 7500 is lit with Bombardier’s Soleil lighting system, which is business aviation’s first circadian rhythm-based lighting system in order to fight jet lag. By adjusting the lighting to your destination (and combined with the low cabin altitude), you will experience less jet lag than ever before. In order to help fight jet lag, the 7500 features a master suite with a full-size bed and a stand-up shower in the En Suite. The Global aircraft doesn’t stop then when trying to fight the jet lag. The 7500 is equipped with Bombardier’s Pur Air system, an advanced air purification system that features a HEPA filter that purifies and cleans the air. Not only can the system provide 100% fresh air, but also purified air with better humidity to provide rapid heating and cooling of the cabin.
When it comes to chartering these aircraft the Global 6000 is considerably less expensive than the Global 7500. However, please note that there are many factors that influence the price of a private jet charter. Therefore, prices will vary depending on the mission.
The estimated hourly charter price of the Global 6000 is $8,100.
In comparison, the Global 7500 is far more expensive, with an estimated hourly charter price of $15,900.
Please do keep in mind that these prices are estimates only. There are a variety of factors that can and will influence the charter price of a private jet.
And finally, how much does each aircraft cost to buy?
The Bombardier Global 6000 has a new list price of $62 million. In comparison, the Bombardier Global 7500 has a new list price of $73 million.
However, the purchase price of these aircraft starts to get really interesting when looking at their pre-owned value.
According to Aircraft Bluebook, a two-year-old Global 6000 will set you back $39 million. Therefore, the Global 6000 will see a 63% retention of value over the same time period.
In comparison, a two-year-old Global 7500 is estimated to cost $68 million.
This, therefore, results in the Global 7500 will see a 93% retention of value over the same time period.
Consequently, the Global 7500 represents a far better value proposition when buying the aircraft from new.
So, which aircraft is best?
The Global 7500. Of course, this is hardly surprising, both aircraft are made by Bombardier and built on the same platform. The Global 7500, however, is the newest flagship aircraft for Bombardier.
Therefore, it is not surprising that it has all the bells and whistles.
Of course, if you are choosing between these two aircraft it will come down to which one can complete the mission. Given that these aircraft are so similar, if the Global 6000 can complete the mission it represents far better value.