Bombardier Global 6500 vs Gulfstream G600

How do the Bombardier Global 6500 and the Gulfstream G600 jets for sale compare? What are the advantages offered by each model? Mike Chase analyses the performance and productivity parameters.

Mike Chase  |  01st December 2021
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Over the following paragraphs we’ll consider key productivity parameters for the Bombardier Global 6500 and Gulfstream G600 (including payload, range, speed, and cabin size) to establish which aircraft provides the better value in the Ultra-Long-Range and Large Cabin Jet market.

Does a higher purchase price with lower operating costs drive a purchase decision? It is hoped that the following jet comparison will help clarify.

Bombardier Global 6500

The Bombardier Global 6500 is a new member of the long-established Global family of business jets, offering a range of 6,636 nautical miles and a high level of comfort cabin. The aircraft features a re-designed wing and new Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engines to achieve its impressive range, and a top speed of Mach 0.9. The Global 6500 received Type Certification in September 2019 from Transport Canada, and in December 2019 from the US Federal Aviation Administration.

The Global 6500’s cockpit is the first in the industry to offer a combined vision system, seamlessly merging enhanced and synthetic vision images in a single view on the head-up display. This simultaneously helps reduce crew workload and increase situational awareness.

As of this writing, there were 34 wholly-owned Bombardier Global 6500 business jets, and one in fractional ownership, giving a total of 35 jets in operation worldwide. Thirteen jets (37% of the fleet) were based in the United States.

Gulfstream G600

The Gulfstream G600 is also a very new business jet on the market, having entered service in 2019, replacing the Gulfstream G550. Powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney PW815GA engines, the G600 can reach a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet, and a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925.

The Gulfstream G600’s advanced ventilation system can replace the air in the cabin with 100% fresh air in just two minutes, helping reduce the effects of jet lag. In the cockpit, the G600 is equipped with the intelligence-by-wire flight system, providing highly calibrated flight controls, autothrottles and autobrakes and ensuring peak engine performance and smoother landings.

Meanwhile, the jet’s EVS is linked to a head-up display which projects the EVS view on to a transparent screen in the pilot’s forward field of vision.

At the time of writing, 51 wholly-owned Gulfstream G600 business jets, and one G600 in shared ownership, comprised the fleet of 52 jets in operation worldwide. Forty-three jets (83% of the fleet) were based in the US.

Bombardier Global 6500 flying over the ocean
How much do the jets cost?
Gulfstream G600
$58.5 m
Bombardier Global 6500
$56.0 m
What is the payload?
Gulfstream G600
6,540 lbs
Bombardier Global 6500
5,770 lbs
How many Passengers
Gulfstream G600
16
Bombardier Global 6500
13
What is the range?
Gulfstream G600
6,630 nm
Bombardier Global 6500
6,636 nm
What's the long range cruising speed
Gulfstream G600
488 knots
Bombardier Global 6500
488 knots
What's the cost per hour
Gulfstream G600
US$2,708
Bombardier Global 6500
US$2,757

Read More About: Large Jets | Gulfstream | Bombardier Global

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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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