The more side view aircraft templates I create, the more and more I appreciate the simplicity of modern business jets. The Bombardier Global 5000 side profile illustrations you see below were a refreshing change of pace from some of my more recent aircraft illustrations.

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Right off the bat, I was naive to think that I’d be able to base these Global 5000 drawings on the drawings I made for the Global 7500. It turns out that these two aircraft are nothing alike, so this was basically a start-from-scratch illustration project.

Bombardier Global 5000 side view
Side profile illustration of an all white Bombardier Global 5000 with and without the landing gear deployed
Bombardier Global 5000 blueprint line drawing
Technical side profile line drawing of a Bombardier Global 5000 over a blank background with and without the landing gear deployed

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Those of you with an eye for the details will notice how similar the Global 5000 is to the CRJ-200. Bombardier released both aircraft around the same time (late 1990’s), and they actually share a lot of the same components.

What is the Bombardier Global 5000?

The Bombardier Global 5000 is a highly specialized business jet with a payload capacity of 7,139 pounds. The Rolls-Royce BR710A2-20 engines provide 14,750 lbf of thrust, and it has a maximum range of 5200 nautical miles. It’s an excellent all-around business jet.

With a width of 8 feet 6 inches and a length of 40 feet 9 inches, it can seat up to 17 passengers (8 comfortably) in multiple configurations.

The Global 5000 is no longer in active production (the last airframe rolled off the assembly line in 2020). Only 226 Global 5000s were ever produced.

How is a Global 5000 different than a Global 7500?

If you recall, I’ve already created side view templates of the Global 7500. As you might expect, the Global 5000 is significantly different given that it’s two generations older. Here are a few key differences:

  • The Global 7500 is longer than the 5000 by roughly 11 feet.
  • The 7500 has roughly 1100 more nautical miles of range than the 5000 (6100 miles of range for the 7500, 520o miles of range for the 5000).
  • The wingspan of the 7500 is 10′ wider than that of the 5000 (104 feet vs 94 feet).
  • The cabin width of the Global 5000 is larger than the 7500 by 8 inches. Cabin heights are the same.
Bombardier Global 5000 vs 7500
A visual comparison of the Bombardier Global 5000 vs 7500. Is it wrong that I prefer the smaller proportions of the 5000?

How far can a Global 5000 fly?

The Global 5000 is an ultra-long-range jet, with an average range of roughly 5,200 nautical miles. While impressive, it’s not anywhere close to being the longest-range business jet. For example, the Gulfstream G650ER can fly 7,500 nautical miles without having to stop for refueling.

How much does a Global 5000 cost?

Resale prices for the Global 5000 vary based on total service hours and the age of the aircraft. At it’s peak, new Global 5000s were selling for $50 million. Given depreciation (among other factors), it’s not difficult to find second-hand 5000s for roughly $14 million. According to Bombardier, the average sale price for the Global 5000 in 2021 was $8 million.

Other interesting facts about the Bombardier Global 5000

The Bombardier Global 5000 was an impressive business jet with immense versatility. As a matter of fact, it was (and still is) a popular choice for military and medical use. In addition:

  • According to Bombardier, 9% of current business jets flying today are Global 5000’s with a vintage of 21 to 25 years.
  • The Global 5000 was the only aircraft to use Visco Elastic for the seats (it’s similar to memory foam). In addition to comfort, it handles weight distribution better than other materials.
  • It can be configured with a full-service kitchen (which automatically makes this my favorite business jet ever).
  • The Global 5000 features the highest payload capacity of any purpose-built business jet (7139 lbs).

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