Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) this week launched the ACJ TwoTwenty business jet, based on its A220-100 twinjet design and says it’s creating a new market segment it calls “The Xtra Large Bizjet”. On the same day it announced the launch, Airbus also said it had already received six orders for the long-haul business jet, two from outfitter Comlux and four additional jets will go to undisclosed customers. Entry into service of the first ACJ TwoTwenty is targeted for early 2023. Financial details on the orders were not disclosed.
“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 unrivalled reliability,”said Benoit Defforge, president of ACJ. “Based on its compelling market appeal, we see promising demand for this aircraft in the growing business jet market.”
The new ACJ TwoTwenty will feature a high end VIP cabin interior, supported by a flexible cabin catalogue, from which Comlux has selected the business and guest lounge as well as a private entertainment space and a private suite, including a bathroom. The cabin, set to “Reimagine your place in the sky…” will be equipped with large full lie flat seats, a US-king size bed, a standing rainshower, a humidifying system for well-being on board and leading edge connectivity.
The ACJ TwoTwenty will have an increased range enabling the aircraft to fly up to 5,650 nm/10,500 km (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, benefitting the entire A220 Programme. Comlux, with its ACJ-approved completion centre in Indianapolis, has been selected as the exclusive partner for the outfitting of the first 15 cabins to the latest addition of the ACJ programme.