Airbus delivers broadest spread of aircraft sizes and capabilities
Even after sixteen years of writing on aviation, Airbus and its modern and comprehensive corporate jet family that offers customers the greatest choice of the world’s widest and most spacious cabins still impresses me with their new styling and cost saving innovations.
In a recent meeting with Airbus team, we were introduced to the latest offering ranging from the Airbus ACJ318 all the way up to the double-deck ACJ380, allowing clients to select the comfort they want in the size that they need.
The Airbus ACJ318, ACJ319, ACJ320 and ACJ321 cabins are the widest and tallest of any corporate jet – they are around twice as wide as traditional high-end business jets, while having a similar external length and wingspan. It means that customers for these aircraft benefit from unequalled comfort and space on every trip, as well as unrestricted freedom of movement on board.
Typically seating 19 to 50 passengers in settings that can be tailored to be as simple or elegant as the customer wishes, the new Airbus jets have the ability to carry more passengers than traditional business jets – as well as flying them in much greater comfort. This makes them ideal for carrying groups of employees, extended families and government delegations.
With so much space to offer, passengers can be working in one part of the cabin without being disturbed by others that are socialising in another – unlike in traditional business jets – allowing everyone to make the best use of their time.
Airbus’ ACJ318, ACJ319, ACJ320 and ACJ321 all have intercontinental range, allowing them to fly nonstop on routes such as Beijing-Moscow, Jeddah-London or Paris-New York, as well as nonstop within continents, all in unprecedented comfort and space.
For corporate jet customers that want to carry even more passengers than the Airbus ACJ318, ACJ319, ACJ320 and ACJ321, Airbus offers a full family of VIP widebodies, derived from the rest of its modern airliner family. These widebodies comprise the Airbus ACJ330, ACJA340, ACJ350 and ACJ380.
In addition to carrying more passengers, these Airbus widebodies also offer “nonstop to the world” range, allowing company executives, high net-worth individuals and government leaders to save time by flying directly to their destination.
All Airbus corporate jets come from a modern Airbus airliner family heritage which, together with their large customer-base around the world, makes them excellent investments that hold their value well. The modern designs of the Airbus ACJ Family mean that they come with more features as standard, including many that bring efficiency and cost-savings.
These features include streamlined, aerodynamically efficient designs, pilot-pleasing common cockpits, fly-by-wire controls that save weight and maintenance as well as introducing greater protection, weight-saving materials such as carbonfibre, and time and cost-saving centralised maintenance.
In addition to proven reliability in widespread airline service, Airbus corporate jet customers also benefit from a global network of technical advice, spare parts and training that serves thousands of aircraft and more than 500 customers and operators, as well as services tailored to the needs of business jet operators.
Airbus aircraft brings together the best that the world’s aerospace companies have to offer in industry-leading aircraft designs. They remain the world’s most modern aircraft, setting new standards in passenger comfort and efficiency, as well as playing a leading role in bringing greater comfort to passengers.