The Bombardier Global 5000 was announced in October 2001 and launched in February 2002 with letters of intent for 15 aircraft with an 87,700 lb (39,800 kg) MTOW and a 4,800 nmi (8,900 km) range at Mach 0.85. The first aircraft flew in March 2003. It was introduced in April 2005, and there were 224 in service in 2018. In April 2008, Bombardier lifted its MTOW to 92,500 lb (42,000 kg) to increase the Mach .85 range to 5,200 nmi (9,600 km).
The cabin of the Bombardier Global 5000 is 5.9 ft (1.8 m) shorter than the Global 6000 with a 5,800–7,000 lb (2,600–3,200 kg) lower MTOW depending on service bulletins, for a 5,000–5,400 nmi (9,300–10,000 km) range at LRC. The spec basic operating weight is 50,350 lb (22,840 kg) but is actually closer to 51,600 lb (23,400 kg). Early models kept the Global Express Honeywell Primus 2000XP avionics, updated with Rockwell Collins Fusion avionics since 2012.
The Bombardier Global 5000 can carry between eight and 19 passengers, the new seat converts to a full berth; there is an optional private room aft and the galley has room to prepare 16 five-course meals. It was priced at $40M in 2008, it has forward and aft lavatories and the crew rest area was removed, but could be restored. The tail fuel tank is removed and fuel is limited in the wings, some avionics are rearranged to gain usable cabin length and the interior completions allowance is 3,200 kg.
At a high-speed cruise, it burns 5,000 lb (2,300 kg) of fuel in the first hour, then 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) in the second hour and 3,000 lb (1,400 kg) in the third hour. In 2018, Early models with Honeywell avionics are sold for $10-20 million, while post-2012 aircraft with the modern Cockpit can fetch $22-36 million. Major inspection every 180 months costs $800,000-1.2 million and two 8,000h engine overhauls can run $4 million. The cheaper and more efficient Gulfstream G450 or Falcon 900LX are slower, have less range, and smaller cabins.
Seats Full Range (NM / SM): 5070 / 5834
Ferry Range (No Payload) (NM / SM): 5,216 / 6,003
Balance Field Length (Take-off Distance in Feet): 5,402
Landing Distance (Feet): 2,801
Average Block Speed (KTS / MPH): 476 / 548
Normal Cruise (KTS / MPH): 475 / 547
Long Range Cruise Speed (KTS / MPH): 459 / 528
Fuel Usage (Gallons Per Hour): 488.00
Service Ceiling (Feet): 51,000
Useful Payload With Full Fuel (Lbs): 2,857
Maximum Take Off Weight: 92,500
Maximum Landing Weight: 78,600
Basic Operating Weight: 49,589
Total Usable Fuel Weight: 37,985
Minimum Crew / Maximum Passengers: 2 / 13
Baggage Capacity External / Internal (Cubic Feet): 0 / 195
Cabin Height (Feet): 6’3″
Cabin Width (Feet): 8’2″
Cabin Length (Feet): 42’6″
Cabin Volume (Cubic Feet): 2169.27
Years in Production: 2005-2019
Active Fleet (approximate): 205
Airframe Maintenance Per Hour: $467.00
Engine / APU Maintenance Per Hour: $955.00
Fuel Cost based on Gallons Per Hour: $2,074.00
Crew Misc.: $555.00
Total Variable Cost Per Hour: $4,051.00
Cost Per NM: $8.51