Airbus is showing an ACJ318 corporate jet at EBACE, giving potential customers the chance to see how much wider and taller its cabin is in comparison with other large business jets.
The Airbus ACJ318 on display is operated by Tyrolean Jet Services of Austria for a private customer, as well as on VVIP charters, and features lounge areas, a private room that doubles as an office and a bedroom, plus beautiful bathrooms. It seats up to 19 passengers in unprecedented comfort and space.
“It may be our smallest aircraft, but the Airbus ACJ318 still has the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet and, with extra fuel tanks that give it intercontinental range, delivers the kind of comfort and space to which other manufacturers aspire,” comments Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy. “And, with a similar wingspan and length to that of other large business jets, it fits within the same ramp space,” he adds.
Airbus’ ACJ318 has widespread market appeal, because it delivers the best comfort and space in the sky while taking flights between continents in its stride. Its customers include those that acquired it as their first jet, as well as those that upgraded from an existing aircraft.
Now offered with an upgraded cabin that delivers popular features such as domed ceilings, the Airbus ACJ318 also features options such as appearance-enhancing, fuel-saving Sharklets,
Airbus corporate jets come from the world’s most modern airliner family, which is kept young by intelligent innovation that is widely recognised as the company’s hallmark. The first business jets to fly on every continent, including Antarctica, Airbus corporate jets have won over 170 sales to date.
The ACJ318 is part of the world’s fastest-selling, Airbus A320 airliner family, which has more than 9,500 orders and around 390 customers and operators to its credit, and which is being produced at a rate of about one aircraft every seven working hours (42 aircraft a month). It is assembled in Hamburg, on the same lines that produce the A319, A320 and A321.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: May 15, 2013