Bombardier Delivers Global 6000 Aircraft to Saab’s GlobalEye Program

Bombardier Defense recently delivered the sixth Global 6000 aircraft to Swedish defense supplier Saab, ready to be transformed by Saab into their Airborne Early Warning and Control solution known as GlobalEye.

This aircraft will join the Swedish Air Force once Saab completes the transformation, further highlighting the illustrious capabilities of both companies in providing forward-looking solutions for nations across the globe.  

Notably, Saab’s GlobalEye program integrates their renowned radar, command, control and communication systems into a multi-domain airborne surveillance solution using Bombardier’s class-leading Global 6000 aircraft.

The highly efficient and agile Global family of aircraft is valued for its ultimate combination of speed, range, and endurance – making it the platform of choice for government defense needs worldwide. 

About Global 6000 Aircraft

The Global 6000 aircraft has class-leading power for mission equipment, almost 17 hours of endurance, proven reliability with class-leading maintenance intervals and ample cabin space for workstations and mission equipment.

Further, the Global 6000 aircraft is ideal for:

  • Flight Inspection
  • Weather/Atmospheric observation
  • Head of State transport
  • Medevac
  • Maritime Surveillance
  • Search & rescue
  • Multi-role

Brief Specifications

Maximum range: 6,000 nm

Capacity: Up to 17 Passengers

Top speed: 0.89

High-speed cruise: 0.88

Typical cruise speed: 0.85

Takeoff distance (SL, ISA, MTOW): 6,476 ft

Landing distance (SL, ISA, typical): 2,236 ft

Maximum operating altitude: 51,000 ft

Initial cruise altitude (MTOW): 41,000 ft

Engines: Rolls-Royce BR710A2-20 turbofans

Thrust: 14,750 lbf (65.6kN)

Flat rated to ISA + 20°C

Avionics: Following are equipped on the aircraft:

  • Bombardier Vision flight deck
  • Four large displays
  • Head-Up Display (HUD), Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and Synthetic Vision System (SVS)
  • Graphical flight planning
  • MultiScan weather radar
  • Latest Performance Based Navigation: SBAS/ WAAS
  • LPV Approach: RNAV, En-route RNP & RNP AR Approaches
  • Controller Pilot Data Link
  • Datalink, high-speed SATCOM


About Bombardier

Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets.

The company’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability.

Further, Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals.

The aircraft supplied  by the company are trusted around the world in government and military special-mission roles leveraging Bombardier Defense’s proven expertise.

Headquartered in Greater Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

The company’s robust customer support network services the Learjet, Challenger and Global families of aircraft, and includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China and Australia.

Further, Bombardier Defense has dedicated in-house engineering and support teams with the ability to incorporate customer-requested modifications and provide comprehensive integration solutions with full certification capabilities across the full spectrum of civilian, military and hybrid operations.

Recognized around the world for its diverse portfolio of proven and versatile specialized aircraft platforms, Bombardier cumulates decades of experience working with hundreds of special mission operators and renowned mission systems integrators.