Airbus has announced that the manufacture of the first ACJ320neo has begun. Elements are taking shape across Europe and final assembly is due to begin in June, followed by the first delivery of the ‘green’ aircraft to Acropolis Aviation of the UK in the last quarter of this year. A second ACJ320neo will follow by year-end.
Deliveries of the first ACJ319neo, for K5 Aviation, will begin in the second quarter of 2019, marking a further step in the creation of the new corporate jet family. Orders for the ACJ320 Family now total nine aircraft, comprising three ACJ319neo and six ACJ320neo aircraft.
Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is highlighting the ACJ320neo Family, which also includes the ACJ319neo, at the EBACE show, where it will be present with a stand shared with Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH). Two of today’s ACJ319s are also on display at EBACE.
“New engines and Sharklets enable the ACJ320neo Family to link even more of the world nonstop, in a large and comfortable cabin that is the envy of other business jet manufacturers,” said ACJ President Benoit Defforge.
The ACJ319neo can fly eight passengers 6,750 nm/12,500 km or 15 hours, while the ACJ320neo can transport 25 passengers 6,000 nm/11,100 km or 13 hours.
With wider and taller interiors than any other business jet, the ACJ320neo Family capitalises on the trend toward bigger cabins, delivering unmatched comfort, space and freedom in an aircraft of similar size and operating costs, with the modernity and value sought by customers today.
All Airbus corporate jets are derived from the world’s most modern aircraft family, delivering the benefits of an airliner heritage that is unmatched by traditional business jets.
These include a robust reliability that comes from aircraft that are designed to fly many times a day in airline service, simplicity and efficiency in maintenance, and a worldwide support network that is sized to serve more than 500 customers and operators flying over 10,000 aircraft.
ACJ customers also benefit from services tailored to their specific needs, such as the Airbus Corporate Jet customer-care centre (C4you) and ACJ Service Centre Network.
For customers wanting even more passenger capacity plus nonstop-to-the-world range, Airbus offers a complete family of VIP widebodies, which includes the new ACJ330neo and ACJ350 XWB families.
More than 190 Airbus corporate jets are in service worldwide. They are flying on every continent, including Antarctica, highlighting their versatility around the clock, around the world.
Together, ACJ and ACH are uniquely well placed to provide modern and efficient combined solutions to the air travel needs of customers worldwide, being the only manufacturer offering both business jets and helicopters.
23 May 2018
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