The Global 6500 business jet is a new class-leading aircraft being manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace.

The business jet is expected to enter service by the end of 2019 and will offer wide-open living spaces, refined interior design, improved performance and a smooth ride experience.

It will be able to connect pairs of cities such as Hong Kong or Singapore and London, as well as Toluca and Madrid.

The Global 6500 aircraft was unveiled for the first time at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2018 (EBACE2018) in Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2018.

Bombardier signed a letter of intent (LoI) with HK Bellawings Jet for the delivery of up to 18 Global 6500 aircraft in May 2018.

Bombardier Global 6500 business jet design

"The business jet is expected to enter service by the end of 2019 and will offer wide-open living spaces, refined interior design, improved performance and a smooth ride experience."

The Global 6500 business jet has been designed to offer superior levels of performance, flexibility and comfort.

It will feature an innovative wing design with a fully re-profiled trailing edge, as well as an advanced engine core and an ultra-slim line nacelle.

The aircraft will measure 30.5m-long and 7.8m-high with a wingspan of 28.7m.

Global 6500 flight deck

The Global 6500 business jet is set to feature Bombardier’s Vision flight deck, which integrates four large display screens, a head-up display (HUD) and a combined vision system (CVS).

The aircraft will also be equipped with graphical flight planning systems, an airport moving map (AMM) and MultiScan weather radar.

In addition, it will be integrated with the latest performance-based navigational aids, including a wide-area augmentation system (WAAS), localiser performance with vertical guidance (LPV) and area navigation (RNAV) systems, along with en-route required navigation performance (RNP) and RNP authorisation required (AR) approaches.

The jet is also expected to incorporate controller pilot data link communications (CPDLC), datalink and high-speed satellite communications (SATCOM) technologies.

Global 6500 cabins details

The Global 6500 aircraft will feature a spacious cabin equipped with latest technologies and new seating deliveries.

The cabin will have a length of 13.18m, width of 2.41m and height of 1.88m, and will be able to accommodate up to 17 passengers.

Additionally, the business jet will be installed with an industry-redefining Nuage seat, which will feature a tilt link system for a deep recline, a floating base for fluid movement and tilting headrest for improved comfort.

The aircraft will feature a range of cabin areas, including an entrance and crew suite, club suite, conference suite, private suite and en suite.

A baggage compartment will also be integrated into the cabin area.

The aircraft’s Ka-band technology provides hyper-fast internet connectivity, which is approximately 35 times faster than other aviation internet systems using the latest satellite technology.

It is expected to facilitate in-flight streaming, video conferencing and downloading.

The aircraft’s on-board cabin management system will be supported by fibre-optic technology and is expected to provide an ultra-high-definition entertainment experience for passengers.

The first 4K-enabled cabin will deliver the fastest in-flight connectivity, while the centralised media bay will offer a storage area to connect all personal electronic devices.

Engine and performance

The Global 6500 business jet will be powered by two Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engines, which can generate 67.3kN of thrust each during take-off.

Rolls-Royce’s Pearl 15 engine has been specially developed for Bombardier’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.

The aircraft can fly at an initial cruise altitude of 12,497m and reach maximum operating altitude of 15,545m.

It will have a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.90 and a maximum range of 6,600 nautical miles (nm).

The jet’s take-off distance will be 1,942m, while its landing distance will be around 682m.

The aircraft will have a maximum payload of 2,617kg, maximum fuel weight of 20,434kg, basic operating weight of 23,691kg and maximum ramp weight of 45,246kg.

Its maximum take-off weight will be 45,132kg, while its maximum landing and zero-fuel weights are expected to be 35,652kg and 26,308kg respectively.