If you’re keyed in to the industry’s buzz and the recently-unveiled Gulfstream G700 (at the annual National Business Aviation Association – NBAA) and its main competitor, the Bombardier Global 7500–the reigning royalty of long range private jets–you may be curious about the differences and similarities between these two luxury business jet standouts. While their names are similar, these two aircraft serve differing travel needs and are battling it out in a class of their own.
Below, we compare and contrast the Gulfstream G700 vs the Bombardier Global 7500. These aircraft, both performance powerhouses, were designed with the needs of the private business traveller in mind and are expertly tailored to the unsurpassed comfort of both business and leisure travel.
Next generation of luxury business jet: The Gulfstream G700
Upon its debut, the Gulfstream G700 will feature the tallest, widest, and longest cabin in the world of luxury business jets, with two feet in cabin length over its nearest competitor: the Global 7500. The ample space will allow passengers to create a variety of configurations with up to five living areas in order to curate the ideal flight experience. All seats can convert into ergonomic beds.
Plus, travelers enjoy the peaceful views from twenty panoramic oval windows–the largest in business aviation–as well as amenities designed with optimal comfort in mind, such as an ultra-low cabin altitude and fresh air. And with innovative circadian lighting that simulates the sunlight patterns of your destination’s time zone, jet lag can be a thing of the past.
With top-of-the-line performance and supreme comfort coming standard, the Gulfstream G700 is an ideal long range private jet for business and pleasure.
The Bombardier Global 7500
The Bombardier Global 7500 is one of the top aircraft the luxury business jet industry has ever seen. It’s breaking records as the world’s largest and longest-range business jet, but the buzz around the Bombardier Global 7500 doesn’t end there: with a luxury interior that can be configured with four separate living spaces, it can meet any travel need. The aircraft also features a full-size kitchen and a suite just for the crew.
One of the standouts of Bombardier’s Global 7500 is the wing design, a cutting-edge feat of engineering that provides one of the smoothest rides in private aviation. It also features extra-large windows and Bombardier’s patented Nuage seats, loved for their revolutionary deep recline feature and floating base. In addition, the jet’s circadian rhythm-based Soleil lighting system integrates with the Flight Management System to provide Dynamic Daylight Simulation technology.
The Global 7500 is a luxury business jet designed to function as an extension of your home or office, so no matter where life takes you, getting there is utterly effortless.
Side-By-Side Comparison: Gulfstream G700 vs. Bombardier Global 7500
Gulfstream G700: 7,500 nautical miles
Bombardier Global 7500: 7,700 nautical miles
(The G700 has a slightly shorter range than the Global 7500, with a difference of about 200 nautical miles)
Gulfstream G700: up to 19 passengers (sleeps up to 10)
Bombardier Global 7500: up to 19 passengers
(Both aircraft are able to carry about the same number of passengers, dependent on unique configuration.)
Cabin Height: 6 ft 3 in
Cabin Width: 8 ft 2 in
Cabin Length: 56 ft 11 in
Cabin Volume: 2,603 cubic feet
Internal Baggage: 195 cubic feet
Bombardier Global 7500:
Cabin Height: 6 ft 2 in
Cabin Width: 8 ft 0 in
Cabin Length: 54 ft 5 in
Cabin Volume: 2,786 cubic feet
Internal Baggage: unknown
(The cabin of the Bombardier Global 7500 is slightly larger than the G700 by volume, but the G700 has slightly larger dimensions and a cabin length that beats out the Global 7500 by 2.5 feet.)
Gulfstream G700: Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck with active control sidesticks, intuitive touch-screen avionics, Phase-of-Flight™ intelligence
Bombardier Global 7500: Bombardier Vision with next-generation fly-by-wire technology, four large displays, Head-Up Display (HUD), Enhanced Vision System (EVS), and Synthetic Vision System (SVS)
(Both the Gulfstream G700 and the Global 7500 have impressive, state-of-the-art avionics systems featuring the latest technology.)
Gulfstream G700: two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines
Bombardier Global 7500: GE Passports designed specifically for the Global 7500
Gulfstream G700: Mach 0.85-0.90
Bombardier Global 7500: Mach 0.85-0.90
(The cruising speeds are about the same for both aircraft when it comes to normal cruising behavior.)
When it comes to accomplishing a long-range mission, both the Bombardier’s Global 7500 or the shiny new Gulfstream G700 will do the job, and some. Both of these top-tier luxury business jets are redefining what it means to travel privately, delivering an unparalleled passenger and crew experience from takeoff to landing.
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