The Bombardier BD-700 Global Express is a twin-engine ultra long range executive jet aircraft for
2 crewmembers and up to 19 passengers and 2 flight attendants. Development of the BD-700 started
late 1991 and the first prototype flew on 13 October 1996. On 31 July 1998, the Canadian certification
was granted and customer deliveries of the BD-700 started in 1999. The
Bombardier BD-700 is designed to fly long distances
at high speed. The range of the Global Express is 11.390 km at a cruise speed of 904 km/h. The Bombardier
BD-700 Global Express is powered by two Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR-710A2-20 turbofans.
On 5 March 2007, the 1999-built Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express c/n 9027 N305CC, operated by Carnival Cruise Lines, was photographed at Groningen Airport Eelde in the Netherlands.