Which business jet will you choose for your next private air charter: the Bombardier Global 7500 or the Gulfstream G700?
Choosing the best aircraft for your travels is no easy feat. Big names like Bombardier and Gulfstream have made it particularly difficult to choose between so many amazing options, which is why it helps to compare them on an apples-to-apples level.
Though the Gulfstream G700 is newer compared to the Global 7500, that doesn’t necessarily make it the better aircraft. Both models have an impressive flight range, speed, size, and on-board amenities, so truly you can’t go wrong either way.
Still, it helps to put features and specs into perspective when you can compare the two side by side. Here’s a closer look at the Bombardier Global 7500 versus the Gulfstream 7500:
You can have your own Gulfstream G700 for a price of $75 million, while the Global 7500 comes in at $72.8 million. At a glance, a mere $2.2 million might not make much of a difference when we’re talking about high-end aircraft. Do the math and you’ll see that it’s just a 3% difference in price. However, even some billionaires will agree that $72.8 million is an easier pill to swallow than the $75 million sticker shock.
Both the Global 7500 and the G700 are spacious, purpose-built business-class jets that left no room to complain about the lack of living space. The cabin of the Gulfstream G700 is about 2.5 feet longer (56 feet 11 eleven inches compared to 54 feet 5 inches) and slightly taller and wider, but both options allow for plenty of movability and comfort.
How big the space really feels also depends heavily on layout, and the G700 may have a leg up here. The G700 can be outfitted to include five separate zones, compared to the Global 7500 that usually has a max of four zones. Both models can carry up to 19 passengers comfortably, so no disadvantages there.
Take Off Distance
There’s a clear winner concerning takeoff distance: the Global 7500 needs 480 feet less runway space than the G700 to get airborne. This might not seem like much, given that the Global 7500 needs 5,800 feet of runway compared to the G700’s 6,250 feet of runway space. But shorter runways may open up more travel opportunities, depending on where you plan on going.
One of the biggest considerations when choosing any type of aircraft is knowing how far you can fly in a single trip. Both the G700 and the Global 7500 were built for long range trips, and there isn’t much a huge difference between the two. But if you’re looking for a winner, you’ll want to turn to the Global 7500.
The G700 has a maximum range of 7,500 nautical miles, while the Global 7500 can fly up to 7,700 nautical miles non-stop. Interestingly, Bombardier was able to find an extra 200 nautical miles of range prior to the release of the Global 7500, so there’s always a chance that the G700 will tell a similar tale. This was the case with some of its previous models, including the G280, G600, and G650, among others.
However, it’s also worth noting that the Global 7500 did make a successful flight between Detroit and Sydney in October 2019. That’s an impressive trip of more than 8.200 nautical miles, far greater than its touted range and the longest flight ever taken by a purpose-built business jet.
We’ve got one more comparison to make between the Bombardier Global 7500 versus Gulfstream G700: speed.
Honestly, it’s no comparison when it’s a tie: both aircraft can travel up to a maximum speed of Mach 0.925, along with the same high-speed cruise and long-range cruise speeds.
Like every tough choice in life, there’s always a give and take. Choosing between the Bombardier Global 7500 versus Gulfstream G700 isn’t making much of a sacrifice either way, but it largely comes down to what you value more in a private jet: space, or price and distance.
The Gulfstream G700 trumps the Global 7500 on cabin space, while the G700 is less expensive to purchase and can fly further than its counterpart.
Regardless of the aircraft you choose, Access Jet Group is your premier source for private plane charter. Reach out today to explore your flight options for the in-air experience you expect.