The Embraer Lineage 1000E and the Bombardier Global 7500 are the largest private jets currently on offer by the respective manufacturers.
Both Embraer and Bombardier have taken a different approach to making, what they surely believe, is the ultimate form of private jet.
Bombardier have gone for the traditional, purpose built private jet. Fast. Large. Expensive.
Embraer, on the other hand, have taken a different approach. The Embraer Lineage 1000E is a converted airliner, based on the platform of the Embraer 190 regional jet.
Despite the different approaches these two aircraft demonstrate the capabilities of each manufacturer. Therefore, lets compare the Embraer Lineage 1000E and the Bombardier Global 7500.
Also see how the Bombardier Global 7500 compares with the new Gulfstream G700 and Dassault Falcon 8X.
First up is performance. And, seeing as the Lineage 1000E isn’t a purpose built business jet, it struggles up against the Global 7500.
The Embraer Lineage 1000E is powered by two wing mounted General Electric CF34-10E turbofan engines. Each engine is capable of producing 18,500 lbf, resulting in a total thrust output of 37,000 lbf.
The Bombardier Global 7500, on the other hand, is powered by two rear mounted GE Passport engines. Each engine is capable of producing 18,920 lbf of thrust, resulting in a total thrust output of 37,840 lbf.
Therefore, both aircraft are evenly matched on thrust output. However, there is where the similarities end between these two aircraft.
Firstly, the Bombardier Global 7500 is able to cruise at a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet. Whereas the Embraer Lineage 1000E can’t cruise any higher than 41,000 feet.
Secondly, cruise speed. The Global 7500 is one of the fastest business jets that has ever existed. Therefore, it is hard to beat it. And, unsurprisingly, the Lineage 1000E can’t.
The Global 7500 has a maximum cruise speed of 516 knots. That translates to a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.90. For reference, Mach 1 is the speed of sound.
While the Global 7500 can cruise close to the speed of sound, the Lineage 1000E is a little further off. The Lineage 1000E has a maximum cruise speed of 472 knots.
In the real world, this will provide a noticeable difference when cruising long distances. For example, say you are flying from New York to São Paulo, a distance of around 4,150 nautical miles. Then, let’s say that for 4,000 of those nautical miles each aircraft is flying at its maximum cruise speed. The Lineage 1000E will complete these 4,000 nautical miles in 8 hours 28 minutes.
Whereas the Bombardier Global 7500 will complete these 4,000 nautical miles in 7 hours 45 minutes. 45 minutes quicker. That’s a significant amount of time saved.
Given that the Bombardier Global 7500 has the largest range of any purpose built business jet ever, the Lineage 1000E will have a hard time beating it.
The Global 7500 can fly non-stop for up to 7,700 nautical miles. That is a truly impressive distance. Use this range tool to visualize the distance on a map.
This kind of range means that the Global 7500 can fly non-stop from New York to Bangkok, Los Angeles to Singapore and Miami to Auckland.
In comparison, the Lineage 1000E can’t fly quite so far. The maximum range of the Lineage 1000E is 4,600 nautical miles. That’s roughly the distance from New York to Istanbul. It is still an impressive distance – there are many large jets that can fly further.
Ground performance is unsurprising for these aircraft. Both are large jets so require a decent distance of get in the air.
The Global 7500 has a slightly shorter minimum take off distance of 5,800 feet compared with 6,076 feet for the Lineage 1000E.
Landing distance is reversed with the Lineage 1000E having a minimum landing distance of 2.038 feet compared with 2.520 feet for the Global 7500.
The size of the cabin is where there is a benefit repurposing an airliner.
The Lineage 1000E’s interior measures 25.7 meters long, 2.67 meters wide and 2 meters tall. This is larger than the Global 7500 in every way.
The Global 7500 measures 16.59 meters long, 2.44 meters wide and 1.88 meters tall. Still a large cabin that is extremely spacious. However, the Lineage 1000E is more spacious.
Of course, this is to be expected from an aircraft that is capable of carrying nearly 100 passengers in its regional airliner form.
Despite the additional space of the Embraer, both aircraft are able to carry a maximum of 19 passengers. However, carry 19 passengers on the Lineage 1000E is a far more realistic prospect than 19 passengers on the Global 7500.
Furthermore, the Lineage 1000E is capable of carrying far more baggage than the Global. The Lineage 1000E has a baggage capacity of 443 cubic feet compared with the 195 cubic feet capacity of the Global 7500.
One of the benefits of the Global 7500 being a purpose-built business jet is that the maximum cabin altitude is far lower. When each aircraft is flying at its respective maximum cruising altitude, the Global 7500 will have a cabin altitude of 5,680 feet compared with 7,000 feet for the Lineage 1000E.
A lower cabin altitude results in a more pleasant cabin environment and reduces the effects of jet lag. This difference is especially significant considering that the maximum cabin altitude for the Global 7500 is measured at 51,000 feet. Whereas the maximum cabin altitude for the Lineage 1000E is measured at 41,000 feet.
Embraer Lineage 1000E Interior
The interior of the Lineage 1000E is hard to compare with other jets in the segment due to the design, tastefulness, and opulence of the interior. The cabin is 84 feet long, measures 6 foot 7 inches vertically, so even the tallest individuals can stroll the aisle without craning their neck. The perfect aircraft if you wish to work in the air, dine, kick back and relax or if you want to sleep during a night flight.
With the option of a master suite that features a walk-in shower and large bed, you can be sure you will arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to attack the day. A fully equipped two-sided galley is the perfect way to prepare gourmet-level cuisine while you are flying.
Featuring a fully digital Honeywell Ovation Select cabin management system, passengers can select from a wide range of cabin entertainment, fully control the cabin ambience and communications systems onboard. All this maximises in-flight comfort and productivity.
When aboard a Lineage 1000E you will find five luxurious cabin zones to accommodate an area to dine, entertain, work and relax. If you are optioning the aircraft from new there are hundreds of configurations and combinations of zones that you can choose from. Additionally, the 1000E features one of the largest baggage compartments in the private jet industry, with 323 cubic feet of walk-in storage, along with a 120 cubic foot external compartment.
Embraer Lineage 1000E Interior
Bombardier Global 7500 Interior
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.
Secondly, the interior 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.
Despite the Embraer Lineage 1000E being far larger than the Global 7500, it is less expensive per hour to charter.
Of course there are a number of factors that influence the price of a private jet charter. Therefore, the following prices are only estimates and will vary.
The estimated hourly price to charter the Embraer Lineage 1000E is $11,700. This is considerably less expensive than the Global 7500. For comparison, the Bombardier Global 7500 has an estimated hourly charter price of $15,900.
The purchase price of these aircraft is also significantly different. The list price for a new Embraer Lineage 1000E is $50 million. Whereas the list price for a new Bombardier Global 7500 is $73 million.
When looking at pre-owned prices there is a problem. Due to the Lineage 1000E not being a typical business jet but rather a VIP Airliner or Head of State Aircraft, there are very few in the sky.
Of the previous generation – the Embraer Lineage 1000 – there are only 18 in active service, with two aircraft having been retired. These aircraft were delivered from 2008 to 2013, with the 1000E taking over in 2013. However, the last run of the 2013 Lineage 1000 has an estimated market value of $23 million.
In comparison, getting the market value for the Global 7500 is limited by the fact that deliveries only began in 2018. Therefore, the estimated value of a two-year-old Global 7500 is around the $68 million mark.
So, over the course of eight to nine years, the Lineage 1000E will likely lose around half its value. However, we can make an estimate as to the value of a Global 7500 when it reaches the same age. For this, we will look at the Global 6000.
The new list price of a Global 6000 is $62 million. However, the current market value of a 2013 model is around the $20 million mark. Therefore, an eight to nine-year-old Bombardier Global 6000 is around one-third of its original value.
As a result we can hypothesize that the Global 7500 will lose more value over the long run than an Embraer Lineage 1000E.
So, how do you decide between these two aircraft?
Ultimately, these are two very different aircraft that serve two very different purposes.
The Global 7500 is newer, faster and more capable. The Global 7500 is in many ways the more impressive aircraft. It is a purpose built business jet. And this is reflected in its price.
The Global 7500 is the pinnacle of what private jets are currently capable of. It, along with the Gulfstream G700, demonstrates the ultimate. These aircraft can cross multiple continents close to the speed of sound.
On the other hand, the Lineage 1000E is a converted airliner. It isn’t designed to push the boundaries of what a business jet can achieve. Rather it is designed to transport a small group of VIPs in ultimate luxury.