Large-cabin Ultra-long Range Jets: Bombardier Global 6000 vs Dassault Falcon 7X

The Bombardier Global 6000 and Dassault Falcon 7X are two of the most reliable planes in the league of large-cabin ultra-long range private jets. Packed with innovative technologies and features, the flagship private jets are an ideal choice for long itineraries. When it comes to making a pick, however, you need to consider more than a few factors. Although speaking to an expert at our aviation consulting firm provides you insight into the private jets, we draw a brief comparison in this blog post.

Flying Range

The Bombardier 6000 and Dassault Falcon 7X have almost similar flying ranges at 5,950 nm (11,019 km) and 6,000 nm (11,112 km) respectively. That means both the private jets are ideal for nonstop traveling between cities such as Shanghai-Seattle, Paris-Tokyo, and New York-Jeddah.

Fuel Capacity

The Bombardier Global 6000 has the capacity to hold an additional 13,110 lb (5946 kg) of fuel, at 45,050 lb / 20,434 kg. That means when it comes to covering longer distances without refueling, the Global 6000 is a better option.

Ceiling Range

The higher a jet flies, the more traffic it can avoid and access direct routes. That said, the Global Express 6000 and Dassault Falcon 7X earn equal points in this area, as they have an operational ceiling of 51,000 ft / 15,545 m.

Passenger Capacity

The Global Express 6000 can carry 13 passengers and 4 crew members, while the Dassault Falcon 7X seats up to 16 passengers, 1 pilot, and 2 crew members. The 7X makes, therefore, makes  a better choice when flying a large party.

Cruise Speed

While the the Falcon 7X can cruise at a maximum speed of mach 0.80 (459 ky; 850 km/h), the Global 6000 reaches mach 0.85 (487 kt / 902 km/h), equaling the Gulfstream G650. That means if you’re looking for a large-cabin long-range private aircraft similar to the G650, the Global 6000 is a comparable choice.

Takeoff and Landing Distance

The Global 6000 requires an air strip of 1,974 m / 6,476 ft and 814 m / 2,670 ft in length to take off and land respectively. The Falcon 7X requires a take off distance of 1,740 m / 5,710 ft and 631 m / 2,070 ft in length for landing. You can, therefore, access smaller airports with the Falcon 7X.

Deciding the Winner

The Bombardier Global 6000 and the Dassault Falcon 7X score equal points in most areas. While the Global 6000 can hold more fuel, the 7X can access smaller airstrips, helping you land nearer to your desired destinations. There are numerous other factors, however, such as the cost to own or charter a flight, operating and maintenance cost, and overhead charges, which you need to consider to decide the better package. Experts at our aviation consultancy can provide you with more details to help you charter or own a private jet that meets your needs. Fill out our contact form to connect with us, or call us at (877) 720-2770.