General Aviation Airbus receives ACJ319neo order, welcomes first TwoTwenty section in Mirabel
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has gained a new order for its ACJ319neo aircraft, while welcoming the first section of the TwoTwenty business jet in Mirabel.
An undisclosed customer has ordered a new Airbus ACJ319neo business jet. This brings the total number of ordered ACJ319neo aircraft to six. Airbus stated that this latest deal would highlight the market appeal for the aircraft.
Benoit Defforge, ACJ President, commented: “We are delighted to win another order for the ACJ319neo. Customers will enjoy travelling in the spacious cabin whilst flying intercontinental routes. The ACJ319neo has a robust reliability. Customers will as well benefit from a higher passenger capacity with exceptional comfort and similar operating costs to traditional business jets because of more cost-efficient maintenance, training, and better value.”
The ACJ319neo will be equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines, that allow the aircraft to fly eight passengers 12,500km far. The aircraft can be in the air for 15 hours, reaching most of the destinations in the world nonstop. Airbus delivered the first ACJ319neo in 2019 and since then, the manufacturer has been delivering three aircraft.
The ACJ319neo is part of Airbus´ ACJ320neo Family. “The ACJ320neo Family also delivers similar operating costs thanks to its lower maintenance and training overheads – part of its airliner heritage – deliver a similar total cost when combined with fuel and navigation and landing charges and as a direct consequence, it also has a much more favorable CO2 footprint,” Airbus wrote.
Another member of Airbus´ ACJ portfolio will be the TwoTwenty Business Jet, which is based on the Airbus A220-100. For the first production aircraft, the fuselage has now arrived at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Mirabel, Canada.
The aircraft will become the first Airbus corporate jet to ever be assembled in Canada. Announced back in 2020, the TwoTwenty seeks to combine comfort with international range, good operational costs and an unmatched operational availability.
Since its official launch last year, the TwoTwenty has gained orders for six aircraft. Launch customer will become Comlux. Delivery for this first aircraft is expected for winter this year. Comlux will also be the exclusive outfitter for the first 15 produced aircraft.
The ACJ TwoTweny will be capable of operating flights withing a 10,500km range and will be able to accommodate up to 19 passengers in a luxurious cabin.
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