The first day of the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) has seen Fokker Techniek sign a contract with long-term customer K5-Aviation to carry out the world’s first ever VIP completion of an ACJ319neo.

The state-of-the-art cabin interior will include the latest IFE and communication technologies and is scheduled to be ready for delivery at the beginning of 2020.

Luca Madone of K5-Aviation declared that: “Awarding Fokker Techniek this prestigious project was a logical continuation of the existing relationship both companies have from previous projects. We believe Fokker will deliver again on time and according to our highest expectations. The aircraft will have a modern interior with a focus on saving weight and will include the latest interior technologies.”

Stating how “proud” he was, Jeff Armitage, Fokker Techniek’s managing director, said: “This will be the first ever ACJ319neo aircraft for VIP cabin outfitting worldwide. It’s a privilege that K5 selected our engineering and completion once more.”

Meanwhile John Pritchard, CEO GKN Aerostructures and Systems Europe & Asia, which acquired Fokker Techniek in 2015, reinforced that the cutting-edge cabin will “express superb style and include the very latest in IFE and Communications. The heritage of our company will be used once again to serve an impressive end-result.”

Header image: Luca Madone, K5-Aviation and Johan van Dorst, Fokker Techniek at ABACE 2018

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