Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has won an additional ACJ319neo order with an undisclosed customer that will be equipped with CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines. The company also announced it is developing a new IFE solution and also said a new TwoTwenty section had arrived at the final assembly line in Mirabel, Canada.
New order for ACJ319neo
A total of 12 ACJ320neo family customers have now placed 16 orders including six for ACJ319neos. “We are delighted to win another order for the ACJ319neo. Customers will enjoy travelling in the spacious cabin while 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,” said Benoit Defforge, ACJ president. With the ability to fly eight passengers 6,750 nm/12,500 km or 15 hours, the ACJ319neo will bring much of the world within nonstop range. Deliveries of the ACJ319neo started in 2019 and three are already in operation with three customers. The ACJ319neo is part of the ACJ320neo family, featuring the most spacious cabins of any business jet, while being similar in size to competing large-cabin aircraft. 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 favourable CO2 footprint.
ACJ teams up with Latécoère for IFE solution
Airbus Corporate Jets and Latécoère Interconnection Systems (LIS) have signed a partnership agreement to develop a new In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) technology – “The ACJ Smart LiFi Monitor”. LiFi (Light Fidelity) is the latest wireless communication technology which uses light to transmit data. With this agreement, ACJ becomes the pioneer and only aircraft manufacturer to offer the next generation of communication systems technology on-board a corporate aircraft. The ACJ Smart LiFi Monitor offers a unique entertainment experience and was designed to be an easy plug and play solution. It is a multi-technology smart 4K monitor offering Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LiFi connectivity. It will allow analog audio output, USBc ports as well as HDMI connections. Features include Audio Video On Demand (AVOD), casting, mirroring, web browser, live TV and its own integrated video conferencing.
Airbus welcomes first ACJ TwoTwenty section in Mirabel
The first section of the recently launched ACJ TwoTwenty has arrived at the A220 Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Mirabel, Canada, in line with the planning. This mid-fuselage section arrival marks the start of the first Airbus corporate jet ever assembled in Canada. The ACJ TwoTwenty is the combination of a signature flexible cabin catalogue outfitted into a modern, reliable and cost efficient A220-100, designed for state-of-the-art business aviation jet operations. The ACJ TwoTwenty comes with renowned ACJ DNA: ultimate comfort, intercontinental range, unbeatable economics with unmatched operational availability.
The ACJ TwoTwenty was launched in late 2020 and has already won orders for six aircraft. Comlux will be the first to take delivery of the ACJ TwoTwenty this winter and will be the exclusive outfitter for the first 15 aircraft. The ACJ TwoTwenty will feature unmatched personal space with 73m2/785 ft2 of floorspace, and is the only business jet featuring six wide VIP living areas for up to 19 passengers. The ACJ TwoTwenty will have intercontinental range, capable of flying up to 5,650 nm/10,500 km (over 12 flight hours) and is at a price tag just under the Ultra Long Range bizjet price.