Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is highlighting the better travel experience that its aircraft provide, together with their many other benefits, at the ABACE show.
Airbus’ ACJ320 Family – represented at the show by an Al Jaber Aviation ACJ318 that is offered for VVIP charter – features the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet, while being comparable in size and having similar operating costs to traditional business jets, the company says.
“Airbus corporate jets give you the freedom to get on with life that is missing in traditional bizjets, whether you want to work, rest or play, and you can take along more colleagues, friends and family too,” says ACJ President Benoit Defforge.
The Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE 2018) is being held from April 17 to 19 in Shanghai, China.
The heart of today’s Airbus corporate jet family are the ACJ319neo, which can fly eight passengers 6,700 nm/12,500 km or 15 hours, and the ACJ320neo, which can transport 25 passengers 6,000 nm/11,100 km or 13 hours.
Deliveries of the ACJ320neo begin at the end of this year, with those of the ACJ319neo following in the second quarter of 2019. Customers include Acropolis Aviation, Comlux and K5 Aviation, it said.
Both aircraft feature new-generation engines and Sharklets, which save fuel, enable even more intercontinental range and equip them for a long and successful future.
Like all Airbus aircraft in production, the ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo have the built-in protection of fly-by-wire controls - today’s industry standard in both airliners and business jets - plus time and cost-saving centralised maintenance, and extensive use of weight-saving new materials.
For customers wanting even more passenger capacity plus nonstop to the world range, Airbus offers a complete family of VIP widebodies. This family includes the new ACJ330 NEO and ACJ350 XWB, which can fly for 20 hours 45 minutes and 22 hours 30 minutes, respectively.
Airbus corporate jet customers benefit from airliner-reliability and a worldwide support network - sized to serve more than 10,000 aircraft and over 500 customers and operators. They also get services tailored to their specific needs, such as the Airbus corporate jet customer-care centre (C4you) and ACJ Service Centre Network, the company said.
More than 190 Airbus corporate jets are in service worldwide, including around 20 in greater China. They are flying on every continent, including Antarctica, highlighting their versatility around the clock around the world.
“Together, Airbus Corporate Jets and Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) are uniquely well placed to provide modern and efficient combined solutions to the air travel needs of customers worldwide,” it said.