BEST of the BEST 2015: Bombardier Global 5000

  • Photo by Paul Bowen
    Bombardier Global 5000 Photo by Paul Bowen
  • Photo by Paul Bowen
    Bombardier Global 5000 Photo by Paul Bowen
  • Photo by Paul Bowen
    Bombardier Global 5000 Photo by Paul Bowen
  • Photo by Paul Bowen
  • Photo by Paul Bowen
  • Photo by Paul Bowen
  • Michelle D. Seaton

With a range of 5,985 miles, the Bombardier Global 5000 (businessaircraft.bombardier.com) is suited to travelers who need to cross an ocean but not the globe. It can make the 10-hour flights from London to Los Angeles or from New York to Honolulu. Although this aircraft is smaller than the old Global Express, it has impressive speed: It can climb to its 43,000-foot cruising altitude in just 26 minutes, and it can fly faster than 561 mph.

 

The cabin is about 45 feet long and has ample height (6 feet 3 inches) and width (7 feet). Passengers have access to high-speed Internet, LAN connections, satellite TV, and a multimedia system with scanners, fax machines, and wireless phones. The aircraft’s price is $50.4 million.

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