First-ever ACJ TwoTwenty delivered to Comlux

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The first ACJ TwoTwenty, launched just over a year ago, was successfully delivered to Comlux from the Airbus A220 Final Assembly Line in Mirabel, Canada. The all-new business jet will be joining the Comlux’s  facilities in Indianapolis, USA, for the VVIP cabin completion in the coming days. This first aircraft is expected to enter service with its owner, FIVE, in early 2023. Comlux has been selected as an exclusive outfitting partner for the first 15 ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft.

The ACJ TwoTwenty is a new and unique value proposition to business aviation buyers. This game changer combines intercontinental range enabling the aircraft to fly over 12 flight hours, unmatched personal space providing comfort for each passenger  with 73m2/785 ft2of floor space. The ACJ TwoTwenty is the only business jet featuring six wide VIP living areas, of around 12m2/130 ft2 each and is at a price point of a ULR bizjet. Equipped with a signature flexible cabin catalogue, this fully completed aircraft is ideal for private and business jet users. More than 210 Airbus corporate jets are in service worldwide, flying on every continent, including Antarctica, and more than 1,800 private and business aviation Airbus helicopters are in service worldwide.

Pratt & Whitney is providing the engines for the ACJ TwoTwenty using GTF engines. “We are thrilled to receive the first GTF-powered ACJ TwoTwenty corporate jet,” said Daron Dryer, chief executive officer at Comlux Completion. “GTF engines have set new standards for high fuel efficiency, low emissions and low noise. For our customers this will mean an exceptional passenger experience: bigger cabin, longer range and quiet operation – all with the lightest possible environmental footprint.”

The delivery marks an expansion of business aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney, which already include more than two dozen platforms from Gulfstream, Dassault, Embraer and Textron Aviation, with more than 16,000 engines flying on nearly 8,000 aircraft. Sharing a common core with GTF engines are PW800 engines, which currently power Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft. The PW800 was recently selected to power the new Gulfstream G400, and it received engine certification this month for the forthcoming Dassault Falcon 6X.

“We are excited bring the fuel efficiency of GTF engines to the Airbus corporate jet market,” said Tom Pelland, senior vice president of GTF Engines at Pratt & Whitney. “GTF engines are the most sustainable powerplants for the ACJ family, with the lowest fuel consumption and carbon emissions. We look forward to serving Comlux and its customers on this new platform.”

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