Airbus is highlighting two corporate jets, an ACJ318 and an ACJ319, at this year’s Dubai Airshow, showcasing the comfort, space and freedom of movement with which they lead the world.
Constellation Aviation Services operates the Airbus ACJ318, which features lounge areas at the front, plus a private office/bedroom with ensuite bathroom at the rear. Emirates Executive began offering VVIP charters earlier this year with the Airbus ACJ319, which is the first business jet with private suites, and which also features lounge areas - plus a bathroom with shower.
“Airbus corporate jets have the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet, without needing more ramp space, allowing customers to take more of their lifestyle with them when they travel,” comments Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy. “Whether you want to work, rest, or play, you can do more of it in an Airbus ACJ,” he adds.
Originating from the world’s most modern aircraft family, Airbus corporate jets have a very strong presence in the Middle East, where they are widespread in both the ACJ320 Family size and the larger, “nonstop to the world”, VVIP widebody category.
The Middle East is the largest market for VVIP widebodies, and it was for a customer from the region that Airbus produced its first corporate jet, in the mid-1980s. It is now home to many more Airbus corporate jets, including Airbus ACJ318s, ACJ319s, ACJ320s, ACJ330s and ACJ340s.
Today, Airbus offers a “Gala” cabin concept for widebodies such as the ACJ330/ACJ340, which combines a VIP section with airliner-style seating to simplify and shorten outfitting.
One of the most popular features of Airbus corporate jets is their ability to carry larger groups, such as extended families and government delegations, while delivering more of the comfort and style to which top-end travellers aspire.
Customers also appreciate the robust reliability of Airbus corporate jets – a feature that comes from their airliner heritage – plus the widespread nature of Airbus aircraft operations, which means that spares, support and training are available in a truly worldwide and round-the-clock way.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Nov 13, 2013