Best of the Best 2012: Business Aircraft: Ultralong-Range: Bombardier Global 6000

Formerly known as the Global Express XRS, the Bombardier Global 6000 (514.861.9481, www.bombardier.com)—which the Canadian manufacturer rebranded last year to better reflect its place between the Global 5000 and the forthcoming 7000 and 8000 jets—took to the skies in March under its new designation. Bombardier equips the Global 6000 with an all-new Global Vision flight deck from Rockwell Collins that features an industry-first heads-up display with synthetic-vision capabilities. The jet has retained the popular design of the XRS cabin, which is 48 feet long and 8 feet 2 inches wide and has seating for eight to 19 passengers. The $57.5 million Global 6000 cruises at 564 mph and can cover distances as great as 6,900 miles nonstop. The Global 7000, scheduled to debut in 2016, will have a cabin that is 20 percent larger than the 6000’s. The Global 8000, scheduled for 2017, will have a range of more than 9,000 miles.

The jet’s large floor plan allows for the addition of an office and a bedroom…
The six-seat, twin-engine jet has a reworked interior and upgraded technology…
The two-seat jet is being developed for both private and military flying…
The design concept incorporates technology found on Mercedes-Benz automobiles…
The new improvement to the BBJ private aircraft reduces drag and adds range…
The company’s design could reduce the flight time between Washington, D.C., and Paris by 3 hours…
The ergonomic chair promises to make long-range flight much more comfortable…
The fractional provider recently took delivery of a custom G450LXi, with more on the way…
The simulated fireplace replicates the heat, sound, and intensity of a real fire…
The amphibious aircraft only requires a sport-pilot license to fly and can be towed behind a car…