It’s official: Airbus has produced a corporate jet with the best cabin of any business jet in use today.
An ACJ319, operated by the Austrian company MJet and used for charters, was on show at the recent business aviation Jet Expo in Moscow. Boasting the tallest, widest cabin of any business jet, it is aimed at customers wanting even more range and capacity than the widebody ACJ320 family of jets currently offers.
The jet on show was magnificent, and featured several open-plan luxury lounge areas at the front of the plane, as well as a bedroom with shower and en suite bathroom at the rear.
According to Airbus, the spacious and luxurious ACJ319 is already in “widespread service” with governments, companies and wealthy individuals throughout the world. Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy points out the importance of cabins in the business jet world, saying that the space, comfort and overall freedom of those flying in this Airbus corporate jet has to be experienced to be “truly appreciated.”
Apart from ultimate space and luxury, Airbus corporate jets are the most efficient and reliable in the business jet world. With what is an impressive heritage, these incredible flying machines deliver features that include:
- weight-saving carbonfiber,
- cost-saving maintenance that is centralized,
- advanced cockpits with leading-edge avionics, and
- fly-by-wire controls that enhance integrity with flight envelope protection and handling qualities.
While these features are now regarded as standard in new aircraft built to operate in the business jet world, a “culture of innovation” sees Airbus constantly adding major improvements to its new aircraft. These improvements include new-generation engines as well as distinctive fuel-saving wingtip-mounted Sharklets that give Airbus corporate jets and commercial airliners a significant advantage.
The ACJ319neo (which offers the new engine option – neo) has a flying time of 15 hours and sufficient power to fly eight passangers 6,750 nm/12,500 km. The larger ACJ320neo has the ability to carry 25 passengers 6,000 nm/11,400 km. Because of their improved fuel efficiency and increased range, these planes are sometimes labelled as being “green.” Additionally the ACJneo turbofan engines have higher pressure ratios and improved aerodynamic flows which also contribute to reduced fuel consumption.
As well as the extra space offered in ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo jets, lower cabin altitude also enhances passenger comfort. So even when the aircraft are crusing at the highest altitude possible, the atmosphere is similar to that experienced on the ground.
And as if this isn’t impressive enough, Airbus also offers VIP versions of its widebody jets including the A350 which is billed as the world’s newest airliner. This amazing jet features carbonfiber wings and fuselage that are lightweight and cut down the maintenance required.
Overall, Airbus Corporate Jets aims to give its customers and operators tip top services that are tailored specifically their individual needs.
According to the company, there are more than 180 Airbus corporate jets in service, and they fly on every single continent, including Antarctica.
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