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Comparing the Latest and Most Capable of Modern Heavy Jets

Explore how the G700, Global 8000, and Falcon 10X are on the cutting edge of technological advancement in private aviation

Modern aircraft currently bring advancements of all kinds onto the playing field. Long range heavy jets, however, offer the absolute maximum in combining aerodynamic design efficiencies, passenger cabin technologies, and flight deck advancements.

Aircraft maintenance teams like ours follow long range jet aircraft developments closely to support these modern jets well into the future. Staying up to date is critical to the longevity of our maintenance business as we continue to pursue growth. We believe that our capacity to grow directly correlates to how well we can service the next generation of aircraft rolling off production lines.

Today’s blog is all about new developments coming out of production at Gulfstream Aerospace, Bombardier, and Dassault Aviation. We’ll share information about the many avionics and aircraft system advancements of today’s heavy jets and some simple ideas that maintenance providers can consider to keep up with the new tech.

Gulfstream Aerospace G700

The G700 can do lots of things its predecessors cannot.

  • It can take off heavier and with more performance capability thanks in part to the new Rolls Royce Pearl 700 engines which produce a combined 36,500 lbs. of thrust.
  • The G700 cabin is taller, wider, and longer than any business jet in the heavy category which requires enhanced air supply systems that support comfortably low cabin altitudes.
  • On the flight deck, the Honeywell Primus Epic Symmetry avionics suite combined with advanced software capabilities and touch screen inputs create an environment that truly feels out of this world.

To keep up with these features, aircraft maintenance providers like us need to be up to speed with servicing next generation G700 avionics in addition to mechanical system design changes that might affect routine inspections or ad-hoc maintenance.

Learning and understanding the improved software that drives the avionics suite in the G700 will be critical moving forward. We are also building an understanding of necessary maintenance equipment to service this aircraft type.

Bombardier Global 8000

July of 2025 can’t come soon enough. Bombardier’s next generation of Globals is moving forward with the Global 8000 slated for release by summer of next year.

The Global 8000 represents the peak of total aircraft performance regarding both speed and intercontinental range.

General Electric Passport engines will power the Global 8000 and achieve their remarkable combined thrust of 37,840 lbs. through advanced blisk compressor design. The design of the Passport engine is meant to minimize wear while extracting the maximum efficiency and performance possible up to the limit of 51,000 ft.

Moving on to avionics, the Rockwell Collins Vision Flight Deck on the Global 8000 is a staple of modernity and is designed with similar ergonomics and software capabilities as the competing Gulfstream Symmetry system.

Maintenance providers interested in staying on top of Rockwell Collins’ new avionics technology can do so in several ways, but a good start is simply being present at industry trade shows and conferences in the US and abroad. There is still much to learn about the advancements and specifications of this avionics suite.

Dassault Falcon 10X

Once the Falcon 10X hits the market in 2027 it will have the largest passenger cabin in its class to match the competing G700.

The 10X was originally planned for release in 2025, but development and parts manufacturing has taken longer than expected.

Avionics technicians who are familiar with Honeywell’s Primus Epic system will have a leg up on servicing the avionics needs of the 10X once it enters regular service. The Primus Epic is the avionics suite which serves as the base for Falcon’s Next Generation NeXus Flight Deck. As far as avionics go, the NeXus Flight Deck is by far the most minimal regarding hardware installations but equally as capable and advanced as the G700 and Global 8000.

The Rolls Royce Pearl engine in its latest iteration called 10X produces over 36,000 lbs. of thrust matching the performance capabilities of other modern jets like the G650 and G700.

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