Bombardier Global 5500 Flies Into Service The Global 5500 is the smaller of two new jets from Canadian manufacturer Bombardier. The second being the larger Global 6500. The two are essentially refreshes of very popular jets from the Global family, the Global 5000 and the Global 6000. The 6500 and 5500 were announced at the 2018 edition of the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE). "This spacious and efficient aircraft is the ultimate business tool, with the range and access to safely take our customers where they need to be," said Bombardier Aviation president David Coleal.