2005 – 2012
- The Bombardier Global Express XRS is a large jet manufactured by Bombardier between 2005 and 2012.
- The Bombardier Global Express XRS is powered by two Rolls Royce BR 710-A2-20 engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 478 Gallons per Hour.
- Capable of cruising at up to 488 knots, the Bombardier Global Express XRS can fly non-stop for up to 6305 nautical miles.
- The aircraft can carry up to 16 passengers.
- The Bombardier Global Express XRS has an estimated hourly charter price of $9000, with a new list price of $59 million at the time of manufacture.
Overview & History
The Global XRS was the third of 4 business jet aircraft models built by Bombardier to compete in the new ultra-long-range large-cabin market.
The Global XRS filled the top-end of the Bombardier product line. The ultra-long-range market is defined as a new group of large-cabin business jets that can fly 5,000 nm or greater.
Of the 4 business jets that Bombardier has built, the Global XRS has the longest range at 6,305 nm.
As of July 2013, the Global XRS market is comprised of 100% pre-owned. The percentage for sale is 11.3% with 89% under an exclusive broker agreement and the average days on the market is 327 days.
It was introduced in 2004 and manufacturing lasted for 8years.
The Global Express XRS (BD 700-1A10) is an improved version of the original Global Express aircraft, offering higher cruise speed, increased range, and improved cabin layout and lighting.
It is reported that the letters have no significance, but were chosen simply to improve the brand image.
The range increase is achieved by the addition of a 1,486 lb. (674 kg.) fuel tank at the wing root.
Bombardier Global Express XRS Performance
The aircraft has two Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 turbofan engines each delivering 14,470lb thrust (65.6kN) at take-off.
The engines are rear-mounted with de Havilland engine pylons and Bombardier (formerly Shorts) nacelles.
International Nacelle Systems developed the hydraulic two petal thrust reversers. The engines have full authority digital engine control (FADEC). The aircraft has both gravity and pressure refueling.
It carries a maximum fuel load of 19,663kg (20,400kg for the XRS) in integral wing tanks, a center section tank, and an auxiliary tank in the rear fuselage section.
A Parker Bertea Aerospace automatic fuel management system balances the distribution of the fuel using Ametek Aerospace fuel flow transmitters.
The range of the Global Express is 6,009 nautical miles and Global Express XRS is 6,200 nautical miles.
The high cruise speed, normal cruise speed, and long-range cruise speed of the aircraft are 504knots, 488knots, and 458knots respectively.
The aircraft has a maximum operating altitude of 8nmiles. The landing distance is 814m with a balanced field length and minimum ground turning radius being 1,774m and 20.75m respectively.
Bombardier Global Express XRS Interior
Like other Bombardier Aerospace products, it has one the luxurious interior.
The Global Express was the business jet with the largest cabin, until being surpassed by the later Gulfstream G650.
It can accommodate 12 to 16 passengers in three cabin sections: mostly a forward four-chair club section, a central four-seat conference grouping, and an aft three-place divan facing two chairs.
Most have a forward galley, crew rest chair, and crew lavatory. The 10.3-psi cabin pressurization maintains a 4,500-ft. cabin altitude up to FL 450 and 5,680 ft. at the FL 510 ceiling.
The cabin has an unobstructed length of 14.6 m (48 ft) while the floor is dropped by 51 mm (2.0 in) from the Challenger to increase width at shoulder level, while the windows have been repositioned and enlarged by 25%.
The 14.73m-long cabin is heated and air-conditioned.
An Ultra Electronics active noise and vibration-cancellation system ensures quiet conditions in flight.
Customized interior layouts can include office, stateroom, or conference-style areas.
The baggage compartment at the rear of the cabin is accessible in flight. The port side door at the front of the cabin has airstairs.
The new Global Express XRS has improved cabin pressurization and an additional two cabin windows, one located fore, and the other aft.
A new lighting system using LED technology provides more ambient cabin lighting.
The flight deck of the Global Express is equipped with a dual electronic flight information system (EFIS) with six 8in by 7in high-resolution CRT multifunction displays, a dual Rockwell Collins digital radio altimeter, and standby airspeed altimeters, artificial horizon, and heading indicator.
The aircraft’s avionics system is based on the Honeywell Primus 2000 XP II with triple digital air data computers, a Thales Avionics (formerly Sextante Avionique) automatic flight control system, a dual flight management system, a terrain collision avoidance system TCAS II with an electronic ground proximity warning system (EGPWS).
Thales Avionics head-up flight display system (HFDS) has been certified for the Global Express. HFDS features a large (40°×26°) field of view and a holographic optical combiner.
The communications systems include Rockwell Collins HF and VHF systems, with dual transponders and communications management systems.
There is a five-channel selective calling system from Coltech and a Honeywell flight data recorder and a cockpit voice recorder.
Bombardier Global Express XRS Charter Cost
The cost to charter a Global Express starts at around $8,000 an hour.
Hourly charter rates do not include all taxes, fuel, and other fees.
Charter costs will vary based on year of make/model, schedule, routing, passenger & baggage totals, and other factors.
The acquisition cost for Global Express typically ranges from $59 million.
The price of a jet depends on the production year; it can also go above the given range if the production is new.
It will cost buyers around $2-3million a year which includes fuel, crew members, and maintenance, etc.
The price of a pre-owned aircraft can be within $15-20 million.
|Range: 6,305 nm||Number of Passengers: 16||Baggage Capacity: 195 Cubic Feet|
|Cruise Speed: 488 knots||Cabin Pressure: 10.3 PSI||Max Take-Off Weight: 98,000 lbs|
|Ceiling: 51,000 feet||Cabin Altitude: 5,680 feet||Max Landing Weight: 78,600 lbs|
|Take-Off Distance: 6,190 feet||Production Start: 2005|
|Landing Distance: 3,667 feet||Production End: 2012|
|Exterior Length: 99.3 feet||Engine Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce|
|Exterior Height: 25.4 feet||Engine Model: BR710-A2-20|
|Wingspan: 94 feet||Fuel Burn: 478 Gallons per Hour|
|Interior Length: 48.4 feet|
|Interior Width: 8.2 feet|
|Interior Height: 6.3 feet|
|Interior/Exterior Ratio: 49%|