Private plane from Rajiv Gandhi airport lands at Karachi, off to Dubai after carrying 12 PAX

A special plane— Global Bombardier G5—from India’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad Deccan landed at Karachi Airport at 12:10 pm today (Monday) and went off to Dubai after carrying 12 passengers including two foreign passengers, as per Baaghi TV report.

What is Bombardier Global Express? 

Pertinent to note that the Bombardier Global Express is a large cabin, 6,000 nmi / 11,100 km range business jet designed and manufactured by Bombardier Aviation (formerly Bombardier Aerospace).

It was announced in October 1991, it first flew on 13 October 1996, received its Canadian type certification on 31 July 1998 and entered service in July 1999.

Initially powered by two BMW/Rolls-Royce BR710s, it shares its fuselage cross section with the Canadair Regional Jet and Challenger 600 with a new wing and tail.

The shorter range Global 5000 is slightly smaller and the Global 6000 is updated and has been modified for military missions.

The longer range Global 5500/6500 are powered by new Rolls-Royce Pearl engines with lower fuel burn and were unveiled in May 2018. The larger and stretched Global 7500/8000 have longer ranges.