ECA Program enters fractional ownership VVIP market with A-320 / A-319
- ECA Program BV launches fractional ownership program for Airbus A-320/319 jets.
- Initial design review now finished and design lay-out decided.
- Conversion of first A-319 aircraft to start within 5 months.
ECA Program B.V. finishes initial design review for Airbus narrow body conversion into VVIP jet. The aircraft fleet is designed for 19 passengers, it will consist of 3 A-319 aircraft and 4 A-320 jets. The A-320 is to be used for regional flights of less than 8 hours and the A-319 for intercontinental flights.
The service will be operated by a new entity, operating under Dutch AOC and regulations. The aircraft will operate globally with the main focus being Russia and the Middle Eastern markets.
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The design process that started in March of 2012 has produced one of the most novel designs yet to be seen in a VVIP conversion, focussing on high quality of materials and innovative lay-out solutions. A fractional ownership gives customers full access to the bigger Airbus jets, for a cost that is less than the purchase cost of smaller business jets.
Actual conversion of the first A-319 will start before the end of the year, the total fleet is to be operational by 2015.
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Source : ECA Program B.V.