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Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Express?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:53 am

I was just thinking which do people like more, the Gulfstream G550 or the Bombardier Global express? I believe that for pilots the G550 is the best because of the advanced avionics, and for passengers it’s the global express due to its wider cabin. What do you guys think?
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:55 am

G550. What can possibly come close to that? Some pilots dream of flying the 777 or 747. I dream with the G550.....
 
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:07 am

Me too, I am totally in love with it.
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:08 am

I am sorry to burst your bubble but business jets just don't come sweeter than Falcons... the new 7X is awesome.
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:14 am

That's a hard choice...but gotta go with the G550!
 
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:17 am

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
than Falcons

Baby L-1011?
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:51 am

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 5):
Baby L-1011?

More like baby 727... but cool all the same.
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:57 am

Should this be in P&P?

As soon as I've taken a ride in any and all of the aforementioned, I'll let you know...
 
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:58 am

Anyone have order/delivery numbers for this class of Bizjets? G-V, Global Express, BBJ, A319CJ, ...
 
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:01 am

Which car is better, the Mercedes or the BMW?
I guess we could start to debate hours about ir. Fact is, both are manufacturers of great cars and so it is with those two aircrafts. You name here two top end products offering absolutely superb performance and a very high levels of comfort and systems redundancy what means safety.

Maybe if somebody has to worry about such an investement, he could go for one each. I would then also buy a DC-4 and a Constellation but also add a Mustang and a Bücker Jungmeister to my fleet as well. I mean you don't have one shirt only either Big grin
 
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:13 am

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
I am sorry to burst your bubble but business jets just don't come sweeter than Falcons... the new 7X is awesome.


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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:21 am

The general impression that I get is that people rate the G550 highest in terms of bizjets. I've seen crew members from most other types drool over the GV/G550, including some with cooshy numbers on rather larger (business) aircraft. Then again, I'd quite gladly use either for my travelling! Big grin
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:23 am

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
I am sorry to burst your bubble but business jets just don't come sweeter than Falcons... the new 7X is awesome.

Sexy and powerful yes, but it doesn't have the same range as the GLEX and the G550. Give me Roman Abromovitch's 767-300ER or the Sultan of Brunei's 744 any day Big grin

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 8):
Anyone have order/delivery numbers for this class of Bizjets? G-V, Global Express, BBJ, A319CJ, ...

The BBJ has nearly 100

Quoting Legacy135 (Reply 9):
Which car is better, the Mercedes or the BMW?

BMW, without question
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:26 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 12):
Which car is better, the Mercedes or the BMW?

BMW, without question

I beg to differ. The BMW 5 & 7 series are very unreliable.

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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:53 am

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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:55 am

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 13):
I beg to differ. The BMW 5 & 7 series are very unreliable.

I beg to differ. My father is a car dealer and I have driven plenty of BMW 3,5,7 and Mercedes C,E,S. BMWs are always more reliable and also more fun to drive.

BTW, for the CEO who also likes to fly, you can't beat the M.92 of the Citation X
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:55 am

Quoting LeonB1985 (Reply 11):
I've seen crew members from most other types drool over the GV/G550,

I'm one of them...
 
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:03 am

I've been in both, and I'd have to agree that pilots prefer the 550 for the avionics, and pax like the GLEX for the cabin space.

Personally, I'm rather fond of the Falcon 2000, it's just the right size, in my opinion.

If you want to downsize it a bit, the Challenger 300 is absolutely gorgeous!!! And the 8 seat double-club configuration is just awesome, anybody seen it, rode in it?? DO TELL!


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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:13 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 12):
Sexy and powerful yes, but it doesn't have the same range as the GLEX and the G550. Give me Roman Abromovitch's 767-300ER or the Sultan of Brunei's 744 any day

I know, and its a bit smaller than both, but according to Dassault only very few owners use the full range of the GLEX or the G550. But if we're playing that game then I want Qatar's A340-500...
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:53 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 15):
I beg to differ. My father is a car dealer and I have driven plenty of BMW 3,5,7 and Mercedes C,E,S. BMWs are always more reliable and also more fun to drive.

Maybe better than Mercedes, but still poor.

http://www.bmwtrack.com/bmw_reliability_data.htm


P.S. Why are we talking about cars anyways??  confused 

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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:23 am

Back to the original question, as a passenger I prefer the G550. The huge windows are so elegant, and upon seeing them you instantly know you are on a Gulfstream. I've only flown on the Global Express twice - once HPN-MBJ and once HPN-NCE - and I loved both experiences, but the gulfstream just feels more comfortable. I think it's a better looking plane both inside and out, and although it's cabin is a few inches thinner, it doesn't feel any more cramped. That said, I'd happily fly to siberia on a Global Express just for the experience... both are awesome.
 
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:30 am

As someone who has been in a G550 but nothing else I would have to say that that is one sweet airplane and I can't think of anything that I would improve about it other than the width. My ideal business jet would be a 744 with RB211s though.
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RE: Which Do People Like More,G550 Or Global Expre

Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:57 am

Global Express, although I saw the Challenger 300 recently and I must say it made a very good impression.
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