Airbus Corporate Jets has launched the ACJ TwoTwenty business jet, heralding in what the manufacturer calls the Xtra Large Bizjet market.
Comlux, with its ACJ-approved completion centre in Indianapolis, has been selected as exclusive partner for the outfitting of the first 15 cabins to the latest addition of the ACJ programme, and will work alongside ACJ’s Head of Creative Design, Sylvain Mariat.
ACJ has won its first orders for the ACJ TwoTwenty totalling six aircraft following its launch. While Comlux has revealed an order for two aircraft, four further jets were ordered by undisclosed customers.
Entry into service of the first ACJ TwoTwenty by Comlux Aviation is targeted for early 2023.
“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 ACJ. “Based on its compelling market appeal, we see promising demand for this aircraft in the growing business jet market.”
The ACJ TwoTwenty is a clean-sheet design aircraft, based on Airbus’ A220-100, featuring advanced materials and state-of-the-art technologies It 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, which features personal space with 73m²/785 ft² of floor space distributed over six wide VIP living areas, is set to “Reimagine your place in the sky…” and 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, a Wi-Fi system across all the cabin and latest innovations such as electro-chromatic windows and LED lighting..
“We are proud to be the launch customer of the Airbus’ newest family member, the ACJ TwoTwenty and the selected partner to outfit the cabin in our completion center in Indianapolis. We have worked jointly with ACJ and shared our long experience in operating and completing all types of aircraft, to allow the new Bizjet to offer more comfort and the latest cabin innovations available in the industry, “ said Richard Gaona, Executive Chairman & CEO Comlux. “Thanks to the unique combination of intercontinental range, comfort, extra space and second-to-none economics, we are convinced the aircraft will be a winner in the business aviation market.”