General Aviation First ACJ320Neo is assembled
The first ACJ320Neo has been assembled on programme, fitted with CFM International LEAP-1A engines and painted in ACJ house-colours, in preparation for a first flight in the coming weeks.
The aircraft will be delivered to the UK-based luxury charter provider Acropolis Aviation. The airline currently operates a fleet of one Airbus ACJ319. According to the airlines website, the new aircraft will enter into service after cabin completion in Q4 2019. The aircraft interior is designed in conjunction with the French interior design consultant Alberto Pinto. The aircraft interior will be fitted out by the Swiss AMAC Aerospace.
The ACJ320Neo is the updated business aircraft version of the latest Airbus A320Neo generation. Like the airliner versions from which it is derived, the ACJ320Neo Family features new-generation engines and Sharklets, saving around 15 per cent in fuel and delivering a leap forward in inter-continental range.
The resulting ACJ320Neo can fly 25 passengers 6,000 nm/11,100 km or 13 hours - enabling routes such as London to Beijing or Cape Town and Moscow to Los Angeles - while the ACJ319Neo can fly eight passengers 6,700 nm/12,500 km or 15 hours.
Airbus Corporate Jets has received orders for six ACJ320Neo and three ACJ319Neo. Airbus Corporate Jets is a business unit of Airbus and focusses on the corporate jet market. Customers can order all Airbus aircraft as business aircraft. From the smallest aircraft type, the A318 to the double-decked Airbus A380 all aircraft can be configured as VIP aircraft.
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