Comlux The Aviation Group has announced a firm order for three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft, becoming the largest customer for Airbus’ new corporate jet family. The order also consolidates Comlux’s leadership in Airbus corporate jet deals, with more to its credit than any other client.
Deliveries of the aircraft begin at the end of 2018. Comlux has chosen CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power the aircraft. Cabin outfitting will be by Comlux America, in Indianapolis, the first independent authorised Airbus corporate jet service centre.
“Comlux is proud to add to its order book the ACJ320neo which, with its new CFMI engines, Sharklets and increased fuel-capacity, brings the extra range that our VVIP clients seek - without compromising on baggage space,” says Comlux Group President and CEO Richard Gaona. “With its completion facilities in America, Comlux is well placed to offer its customers unique cabin solutions.”
“Comlux’s long-established and wide-range of activities - including aircraft management, VVIP charter, and cabin outfitting and services - means that it was well placed to evaluate the new Airbus ACJ320neo Family before making it an important part of its fleet,” declares Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers John Leahy.
Comlux has ordered corporate jet versions of all of the ACJ320 Family, and was the first to operate the Airbus ACJ318 and ACJ321.
Airbus’ ACJneo Family combines new fuel-saving engines, wingtip-mounted Sharklets and other improvements to give customers better fuel efficiency, greater range and a more modern product in which to invest – as well as the widest and tallest business-jet cabin in the sky.
The Airbus ACJ320neo can fly 25 passengers over 6,000 nm/11,100 km or 13 hours, while the ACJ319neo can transport 8 passengers over 6,750 nm/12,500 km or 15 hours.
Airbus’ ACJneo Family is the only new, top-of-the-line, corporate jet offering the increased protection of fly-by-wire controls, Category 3B automatic landing, and runway overrun prevention and onboard airport navigation systems (ROPS and OANS).
More than 170 Airbus corporate jets are flying on every continent, including Antarctica, demonstrating outstanding reliability that is backed by unmatched worldwide support.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Feb 1, 2016