Gulfstream G500 vs Bombardier Global 5500

How do the Gulfstream G500 and the Bombardier Global 5500 compare side-by-side? What are the advantages offered by each model? Mike Chase analyses the performance and productivity parameters.

Mike Chase  |  01st January 2021
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    Over the following paragraphs we’ll consider key productivity parameters for the Gulfstream G500 and Bombardier Global 5500 (including payload, range, speed, and cabin size) to establish which aircraft provides the better value in the Large Jet market.

    Does speed drive a decision to buy a jet, or longer range? It is hoped that the following Large Jet comparison will help clarify.

    Gulfstream G500

    The Gulfstream G500 is a fairly new jet on the market, having entered service in 2018, replacing the Gulfstream G450. Powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney PW814GA engines, each producing 15,144 pounds of thrust (lbst), the G500 can reach a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet – and, according to Gulfstream, can travel at up to Mach 0.925.

    The Gulfstream G500's advanced ventilation system can replace the air in the cabin with fresh air in just two minutes, while in the cockpit the jet is equipped with active side-stick control technology.

    As of this writing, since deliveries began there were 51 wholly-owned Gulfstream G500 business jets in operation worldwide, with 73% of the fleet based in the US.


    Gulfstream G500 large jet on airport runway
    How much do the jets cost?
    Gulfstream G500
    $48.5 m
    Bombardier Global 5500
    $46.0 m
    What is the payload?
    Gulfstream G500
    5,250 lbs
    Bombardier Global 5500
    7,139 lbs
    How many Passengers
    Gulfstream G500
    13
    Bombardier Global 5500
    13
    What is the range?
    Gulfstream G500
    5,292 nm
    Bombardier Global 5500
    5,978 nm
    What's the long range cruising speed
    Gulfstream G500
    488 knots
    Bombardier Global 5500
    470 knots
    What's the cost per hour
    Gulfstream G500
    US$915
    Bombardier Global 5500
    US$773

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    Mike Chase

    Mike Chase

    Editor, Aircraft Comparisons

    Michael Chase owns Chase & Associates, an aviation consulting firm specialized in industry product and market research in the Commercial & Business Aviation sectors.

    With over five decades of extensive experience, Michael has worked as a director of special projects for JETNET, LLC; served as Senior Management Consultant for Sabre Holding; and was Director of Market & Sales Research for Gulfstream Aerospace, leading sales and product research, including feasibility and viability studies.


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