Airbus Corporate Jets launches TwoTwenty business jet
Based on the Airbus A220, the ACJ TwoTwenty business jet’s cost, reliability and high performance address the requirements of the heavy and long-range business jet categories.
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Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ; Toulouse, France) announced on Oct. 6 that it has launched the ACJ TwoTwenty business jet, creating a whole new market segment “The Xtra Large Bizjet.” ACJ contends that this offer includes for the first time a flexible cabin catalog, addressing the requirements of the heavy and long-range business jet categories.
“We are proud to extend the ACJ product family with the launch of the ACJ TwoTwenty. The aircraft combines intercontinental range, unmatched personal space and comfort for all passengers. This latest technology platform offers unbeatable economics and unrivaled reliability,” says Benoit Defforge, president of ACJ. “Based on its compelling market appeal, we see promising demand for this aircraft in the growing business jet market.”
Based on Airbus’ existing A220, the ACJ TwoTwenty will be able to occupy the same parking space, take off from the same airports as competing business jets. It also offers three times more cabin space, yet with a third less operating costs, another benefit from the high performance of the A220. The A220 family, considered the quietest, cleanest and most eco-friendly aircraft in its category, features a 50% reduced noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft, and up to 25% lower fuel burn. This family os aircraft also features composite wings manufactured by Bombardier (Belfast, Northern Ireland).
The ACJ TwoTwenty is considered a clean-sheet design aircraft, based on Airbus’ A220-100, featuring advanced materials and state-of-the-art technologies. The cabin will reportedly offer two times better connectivity than its competitors, a Wi-Fi system across all the cabin and latest innovations such as electro-chromatic windows and LED lighting.
Further the ACJ TwoTwenty will have an increased range enabling the aircraft to fly up to 5,650 nanometers/10,500 kilometers (over 12 flight hours), directly connecting city pairs like London and Los Angeles, Moscow and Jakarta, Tokyo and Dubai as well as Beijing and Melbourne.
Aviation company Comlux (Zürich, Switzerland), with its ACJ-approved completion center in Indianapolis and experience in outfitting and upgrading VIP interiors, has been selected as exclusive partner for the outfitting of the first 15 cabins.
Featuring unmatched personal space with 73 square meters/785 square feet of floor space distributed over six wide VIP living areas, the ACJ TwoTwenty is said to offer selected interior arrangements and handcrafted furnishing. The cabin will allow up to 18 passengers to work, share, dine and relax at their discretion due to its cabin versatility and options suiting their needs and taste — all this under the tagline “Reimagine your place in the sky…”
According to Airbus, more than 200 Airbus corporate jets are in service on every continent, including Antarctica.
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