Aircraft Overview: Global 7500


Global 7500

Pilots operate the Global 7500 using Bombardier’s Vision flight deck, which features four displays and side-stick controllers. Additional avionics technologies include enhanced and synthetic vision systems, a head-up display (HUD), graphical flight planning, MultiScan weather radar, performance-based navigation (PBN) and controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC).


The Global 7500 can utilize satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) such as the wide area augmentation system (WAAS) to conduct localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) approaches, in addition to having the ability to perform required navigation performance authorization required (RNP AR) approaches. Beyond being able to perform RNP approaches, the Global 7500 can also utilize RNP during the en route phase of flight.


As is the case with all Global Express and Global airframes based on the BD-700-1A10 and -1A11 types, the Global 7500—which is currently the only commercial designation for Bombardier’s BD-700-2A12 type—can accommodate a maximum of 19 passengers in addition to the two required crew. Those passengers are accommodated in a cabin that has a length of 54 ft. 5 in.—measured from the cockpit divider to the rear portion of the cabin, excluding the airframe’s baggage compartment—width of 8 ft. and height of 6 ft. 2 in.


The cabin can be divided into four different living areas, including the club, conference, entertainment and private suites, with the latter having the option to install a “permanent bed” as well as a stand-up shower in the en suite bathroom.


Supplementing the space in the cabin is a 195 ft.3 baggage compartment, while the cabin environment is controlled by the nice Touch cabin management system that incorporates the Bombardier Touch dial and suite controllers located in each of the cabin’s living areas.




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Unlike the Rolls-Royce engines certified for other Global Express and Global airframes, the Global 7500 is powered by General Electric’s Passport engines, which are described as being specifically designed for this Global variant.


Bombardier states that the Passport variant which powers Global 7500 is able to produce 18,920 lbf. of thrust. Beyond the airframe’s 114,850 lb. maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) and 87,600 lb. maximum landing weight, it has a fuel capacity—carried in two main tanks, a center tank and an aft tank—of 7,687 gal./51,850 lb.


Mission and Performance

Operating limitations of the BD-700-2A12 include a maximum operating limit Mach (MMO) of 0.925 Mach and a maximum operating altitude of 51,000 ft.


However, assuming the airframe’s maximum takeoff weight (MTOW), the initial cruise altitude is limited to 43,000 ft. In addition to the above-noted MMO, the high-speed and typical cruise speeds are 0.90 Mach and 0.85 Mach, respectively.


The Global 7500’s 7,700-nm theoretical maximum range is based on National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) instrument flight rules (IFR) reserves, International Standard Atmosphere (ISA), operating at the typical cruise speed of 0.85 Mach and while carrying eight passengers and four crew.


According to Bombardier, the airfield performance includes a takeoff distance—assuming the airplane’s MTOW, sea-level altitude and ISA—of 5,760 ft. Based on the same criteria except for a typical landing weight, the landing distance is noted as being 2,237 ft.



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