Dijadwalkan, Kamis (8/5) Boss Microsoft Bill Gates akan datang ke Jakarta untuk bertemu dengan Presiden SBY. Dikabarkan sang milyuner akan menggunakan pesawat khusus carteran atau pesawat pribadi. Kemungkinan besar akan mendarat di Halim.
Buat Readers yang kebetulan ada di HLM dan punya info/foto pesawat terkait mohon upload ya... Trimss
apakah nanti si Bill terbang Global Express XRS-nya? Pesawat 'custom jet' berharga $47 million dengan interior mewah yang di desain khusus. Selain om Bill, Oprah dan Steven Spielberg juga memiliki pesawat pribadi buatan Bombardier ini.
Kang Rangga, kira2 pesawat ini mampu menempuh berapa kilometer jelajahnya ya? apakah bisa sampai 10.000 km? kalo mamang bisa jarak jauh, berarti dia terbang non stop donk dari US ke Halim? thx atas penjelasannya ;D
The Bombardier BD-700 Global Express is an ultra long range corporate and VIP high speed jet aircraft, which has also been modified for military missions.
Bombardier began studies in 1991 and the aircraft was officially launched in 1993. First flight occurred on October 13, 1996.
The Global Express can fly intercontinental ranges without refueling (e.g. New York - Tokyo) or between any two points in the world with only one stop. In this class the Global Express competes with the Airbus Corporate Jet, Boeing Business Jet,Dassault Falcon 7X and Gulfstream G550.
Bombardier subsidiaries have three specific roles in the project: Canadair is the design leader and manufactures the nose; Shorts, Belfast is responsible for the design and manufacture of the engine nacelles, horizontal stabiliser and forward fuselage; and de Havilland Canada builds the rear fuselage and vertical tail and carries out final assembly. The major external supplier is Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries which builds the wing and centre fuselage sections.
The Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan is the Powerplant of choice for the Global Express.
Top cruise: 0.89 mach Cruise: 0.85 mach Range: 11,390 km (6150 nau.mi.) Ceiling: 51,000 ft
 Sentinel R1 The military version of the Global Express is the Sentinel R1 of the Royal Air Force. The Sentinel carries the Raytheon Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) and provides battlefield surveillance, similar to the United States Air Force JSTARS aircraft. The aircraft was selected due to its operating ceiling of 51,000ft. Due to the modifications of the RAF aircraft, including fairings for the radar and SATCOM antennas, the Sentinel's ceiling is reduced from this maximum but is still higher than the Boeing 707 which carries the JSTARS radar. This height advantage allows a wider area to be searched. The Canadian Forces are also considering the R1 as a replacement for their CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol craft.
 Global Express XRS The Global Express XRS is an improved version of the original aircraft, offering higher cruise speed, increased range, improved cabin layout and lighting. It is reported that the letters have no significance, but were chosen by focus groups simply to improve the brand image. The range increase is achieved by addition of a 1,486 lb (674 kg) fuel tank at the wing root. The Global Express XRS entered service in early 2006. The unit price is estimated to be $45.5 million (US). Bombardier claims it takes 15 minutes less to fuel the XRS than the original model thanks to improved computer systems and mechanical refinements.
The Global 5000 is a shortened version of the Global Express XRS. It is built on the same production line and the two types' serial numbers are intermingled.