Compare: Gulfstream G650 vs Global Express

The Gulfstream G650 and the Bombardier Global Express are comparable long-range jets; but how do they stack up against each other?

From nose to tail and every detail in between, we take a look.

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The Bombardier Global Express

Bombardier’s Global Express is an impressive long-range aircraft, which consistently delivers high performance with a luxurious in-cabin experience. Entering service in 1999, the Global Express is a pioneer in the ultra-luxury private plane sphere. The Express has since been expanded upon to include the XRS, an extended-range version of the popular business jet.

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Aircraft features:

  • 12 seat configuration with in-flight luggage access
  • Flat-beds for up to 5 passengers
  • 6,000 nautical miles flight range
  • Cruising altitude of 51,000 ft and speeds of up to 487 knots
  • Private enclosed restroom
  • Relaxing TV and entertainment space
  • Fully equipped refreshment center with hot & cold drink facilities
  • Onboard HD entertainment, with individual passenger controls for cabin lighting and temperature

The Gulfstream G650

The Gulfstream G650 is a record-breaking aircraft. First introduced in December 2012, and since expanded to the G650ER (ER for “extended range”), the G650 is still one of the largest, fastest, and most expensive business jets on the market.

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Aircraft features:

  • 15 seat configuration
  • 7,000 nautical miles flight range
  • The signature extra-wide windows let in maximum natural light
  • Private lavatory and refreshment center with hot & cold drink facilities
  • Onboard HD entertainment, with individual passenger controls for cabin lighting and temperature

So, how do they compare?

The two aircraft are similar in terms of standing at the top of the private plane pyramid; however, there are a few key differences that often boil down to customer preference.

Price

The Gulfstream G650 rings in at $65M – quite the whopper when it was announced in 2012.

Meanwhile, a new Global Express will sell for $51M.

Range & Speed

The G650’s range reaches 7,000 nm at a max speed of Mach 0.9.

The Global Express can reach 6,000 nm at a max speed of Mach 0.8.

Both aircraft can effectively connect most points on the globe; from London to New York, LA to Tokyo, Miami to Paris.

Cabin

Both cabins offer a plush flying experience; seating for 12-15 passengers with bed-configuration options.

The Global Express cabin layout - with or without beds.

The Global Express cabin layout – with or without beds.

The Global Express is a comfortable, luxurious jet with a cabin to match. With options to convert the cabin to accommodate 3 beds with the divan, those looking for beauty rest won’t be searching long. The cabin also allows for a galley capable of serving hot & cold food and drinks.

The Gulfstream G650 cabin layout.

The Gulfstream G650 cabin layout.

The most recognizable feature of the G650 cabin is invariably the signature oval windows. Similar to the Global Express, the G650 also features a full kitchen, allowing for hot & cold catering & drinks.

Both aircraft are serviced by a flight attendant.

Are they available for charter?

Both aircraft are available for charter; in fact, PrivateFly has priority access to both aircraft in our family fleet for your next long-haul trip.

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