When VIPs gathered in Geneva ahead of EBACE 2018, a surprise guest was in attendance: the Global 6500. The aircraft lay in wait behind a massive kabuki screen at the TAG Aviation hangar as Bombardier Business Aircraft president David Coleal welcomed guests with a speech and video. Then, suddenly, the curtain dropped. The aircraft came into view, its bronze and gold-foil livery shimmering in the spotlight.
As its name suggests, the Global 6500 jet, like the Global 5500, boasts impressive speed and range (that’s 5,700 nautical miles for the Global 5500 and 6,600 nautical miles for the Global 6500) thanks to enhanced performance details – a redesigned wing and purpose-built Rolls-Royce engines – but much of the buzz is about the redesigned cabin.