bombardier global 6000 aircraft

AVWest of Australia has placed a $292.5m order for five Bombardier Global 6000 ultra long-range jets equipped with the new Vision Flight Deck, which will be operated for long-haul business jet services.

AVWest principal, Tim Roberts, said: "The Global 6000 jet is today’s perfect solution to connecting key long-range city pairs non-stop."

"In addition, the Vision Flight Deck and the overall commonality with the forthcoming Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft make it the obvious choice for AVWest," Roberts added.

Powered by twin Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 turbofan engines, the 100ft-long Global 6000 business jet can accommodate eight to 19 passengers, in addition to a crew of two to four.

With a 94ft wingspan, Bombardier’s corporate aircraft has a range of 6,000nm, a maximum altitude of 51,000ft, a typical cruise altitude of about 41,000ft to 45,000ft and can cruise at a speed of 564mph.

The aircraft features four 15.1in liquid crystal displays, a head-up display, an enhanced vision system and synthetic vision system, an onboard maintenance system and a diagnostic and troubleshooting tool.

Additional features include datalink, Inmarsat or Iridium satellite communications, Ethernet-based cabin management, on-board local area network, and dual channel high-speed data printer, offering an integrated flight deck to ensure interoperability between systems.

Designed to provide a new cockpit experience, the Vision Flight Deck introduces the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite to ensure interoperability between systems while delivering control and comfort to the pilot.


Image: AVWest will deploy the newly ordered Bombardier Global 6000 ultra long-range jets for long-haul business jet services. Photo: Bombardier.