General Aviation Airbus launches ACJ TwoTwenty business jet
Airbus has announced a new business jet. The ACJ TwoTwenty is based on the A220 aircraft family.
Airbus Corporate Jets has launched the ACJ TwoTwenty business jet. Labelled as “The Xtra Large Bizjet”, the TwoTwenty is based on the A220-100 aircraft and the latest member to join the manufacturer´s business jet portfolio.
The aircraft is opening a new niche in the business jet market, as the aircraft is occupying the same parking space and is being able to take off from the same airports as competing aircraft, but this while only needing a third of the operating costs.
The base aircraft, Airbus´ A220-100, is one of the most advanced aircraft in the industry and offers good operational performance and environmental sustainability. The aircraft is quieter than comparable aircraft and is needing less fuel.
Shortly after announcing the new aircraft, Airbus revealed the first orders. Comlux has revealed an order for two aircraft and four further jets have been sold to undisclosed customers. Comlux Aviation will become the launch customer of the TwoTwenty and plans to take delivery of the first aircraft in early 2023.
This order comes, after Comlux Aviation and Airbus have signed a deal that the company will be doing the cabin outfitting of the first 15 cabins to the TwoTwenty. Comlux is a long-standing ACJ customer and has an approved completion center in Indianapolis.
Benoit Defforge, President ACJ commented: “We are honoured to see our longstanding client Comlux becoming the launch customer of our new ACJ TwoTwenty as well as our cabin completion partner on the programme [...] Our new extra Large Bizjet will seamlessly complement Comlux’s portfolio - and we are convinced the aircraft will become a flagship addition to their fleet.”
Richard Gaona, Executive Chairman & CEO Comlux added: “We are proud to be the launch customer of the Airbus’ newest family member, the ACJ TwoTwenty and the selected partner to outfit the cabin in our completion center in Indianapolis. We have worked jointly with ACJ and shared our long experience in operating and completing all types of aircraft, to allow the new Bizjet to offer more comfort and the latest cabin innovations available in the industry [...] Thanks to the unique combination of intercontinental range, comfort, extra space and second-to-none economics, we are convinced the aircraft will be a winner in the business aviation market.”
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