An Airbus ACJ318, the corporate jet version of the A318 airliner, will be the highlight of the company’s presence at the Hyderabad show, marking the first time that any of the company’s bizjets is exhibited in India.
The Airbus ACJ318 on display is operated by Abu Dhabi-based Al Jaber Aviation, which offers it for VVIP charters in a spacious and comfortable arrangement with seating for 19.
“Corporate jets such as the Airbus ACJ318 are primarily business tools that save time and enhance productivity, but are also an extension of the home and office facilities of company executives and world leaders, who want to take into the air what they have on the ground,” comments Airbus CEO, Customers, John Leahy. “With the widest and tallest cabin of any bizjet, existing or planned, Airbus corporate jets are best placed to deliver this work and lifestyle benefit,” he adds.
Airbus’ ACJ318 is similar in size externally to traditional large-bizjets, but has a cabin that is about twice as wide, delivering a new league in comfort, space, and freedom of movement.
It features a lounge-like main cabin that welcomes passengers in several different zones, as well as another room that is an office by day and a bedroom with ensuite bathroom at night.
The Airbus corporate jet on display at Hyderabad thus gives Indian and other potential customers the chance to experience for themselves the best business jet cabin in the world.
Airbus corporate jets are derived from the world’s most modern aircraft family, and offer the broadest range of sizes and ranges of any bizjet manufacturer, including VIP widebodies.
They have won some 170 orders since Airbus delivered its first corporate jet in the mid-Eighties, and are the only bizjets flying on every continent, including Antarctica.
Airbus corporate jets have a widespread presence in Asia-Pacific, where they are flying with a wide range of companies, high net-worth individuals and governments.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Mar 12, 2012